Iowa Writes

Haunted Winter

I feel the ghostly hands of winter chill,
goose bumps on my skin.
The wind moans with the voices of cold dead
howling for their revenge.
I smell the skeleton wind that runs through cemeteries
swirling and twirling
dancing to death.
I taste the icy, freezing phalanges
as the wind bites.
I see the dark falling to winter's last stand.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Ethan Kline is twelve years old. He attends school at Pat's Learning Adventure, which happens to be located in his backyard. Ethan was inspired to write "Haunted Winter" by walking in Iowa City's Oakland Cemetery and looking at the "black angel."

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on April 07, 2007

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