Deception: Bieke Stengos


March 18, 2013 by northerncardinalreview

While I search in vain
For winter’s blanket
To cover up my pain
The sun persists
In its seduction
Of birds and unsuspecting buds
Clouds trail airy wisps
Over comfortable cows
That chew the cud
Amongst tender shoots

O joy of spring
My heart exclaims
Have you returned to us so soon

Bieke Stengos is a poet and writer, who lives in Guelph. Ontario. “Deception” is part of a cycle of poems, named “Abandoned by the Muse.” This cycle was written in an attempt to overcome writer’s bloc. The landscape around Guelph and confusing autumn and winter weather, all helped to inspire me and to find my voice again. You can find her at


One thought on “Deception: Bieke Stengos

  1. cathy says:

    Simply beautiful. Very moving.
    No matter how dark life can be, there is ultimately a Spring to lighten our hearts and minds.

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