The Leaves Of Winter

The Leaves Of Winter

The subtleties of winter blow sullenly on a breeze
Bending blackened branches waving goodbye to their leaves.

Cold are the nights as the sun laments the day
And eerie is the silence when the stars come out to play.

Without heart is that winter with no happiness to share
As your soul is left empty, without hope cold and bare.

© 2022, Daniel Kemp All rights reserved

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s 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 seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. 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, 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 short stories he writes, 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 that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier 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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9 Responses to The Leaves Of Winter

  1. beth says:

    I love this one –

  2. Daniel Kemp says:

    That’s very kind of you, Beth. Thank you for your lovely response 🙂

  3. Daniel Kemp says:

    Thank you, Melanie and Bogdan. I cannot find a blog page for either of you.

  4. Dave Astor says:

    Beautiful, melancholy poem, Daniel.

    • Daniel Kemp says:

      Thank you, Dave. I sit in my chair almost all day looking out into my beautiful garden watching as winter spreads a cloak over it. I guess that makes me feel a bit melancholy. 🙂

  5. very descriptive, Danny. I don’t like winter and cold at all.

  6. dgkaye says:

    Nice piece Danny. Right now I’m lamenting the cold too. 🙂

  7. Daniel Kemp says:

    It can go as soon as it likes as far as I’m concerned, Debby 😛

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