Fast Comes Winter
Autumn’s breath is now tasting cold
Its easterly winds the bones do scold.
A chill comes at night as the dark closes fast
And memories of summer fade into the past.
Calm was those days of long hot spells
With vibrant roses and the late harebells.
Grass that was burnt under burning heat
Now wait for the sun in silent entreat.
When winter comes fast with its snowy breath
And life is as stagnant as is reflected in death
Will the mirrored eyes last seen in skies of blue
Still touch your heart and smile at you?
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About Daniel Kemp
Daniel Kemp is a member of The Society of Authors. His introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself!
On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All ten of his novels are now published by CNext Chapter with the tenth novel being a two-part ending to the Heirs and Descendants Series. A Covenant of Spies completed the four-book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? Once I Was A Soldier and A Widow's Son.
Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number-one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the two novellas he wrote, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled--The Story That Had No Beginning.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising his first novel.
There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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there’s no stopping it, well said –
Thank you 🙂
Sadly, Danny, we don’t get weather like this in South Africa. We just get dry dusty weather with icy winds and not moisture of any kind. It’s like being in the desert at night on some cold days.
Not nice at all. I’ve read of countries with no seasons and as much as winter can be cold here, it’s never too cold nor in summer too hot. We do like to talk about our weather, but a holiday abroad where it’s 80f for two weeks is enough for most of us.
I am definitely a fan of winter!
Gathered around a blazing log fire after a snowball fight.