Free Verse About An Early Morning Run In January

In the early hours of
A crisp January morning
I went for a run

My way was initially lit
By street lamps
Whose reflections sparkled
Like glitter
In the ground frost below
But as I hit the banks of the Thames
The darkness was punctuated
Only by the stars above me
Shining brightly in the clear winter sky

Save for slumbering swans
I was entirely alone
With only my thoughts for company

And as the frozen leaves
Crunched beneath my feet
I began to reflect
And I came to realise
Just how much
I hate running
And January

  9 comments for “Free Verse About An Early Morning Run In January

  1. January 7, 2022 at 8:39 am

    That jogged a memory

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    • January 7, 2022 at 2:58 pm

      It’s a running theme


  2. January 7, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    In the nicest possible way….jog on!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. January 7, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    In Canada running and January is an oxymoron. cheers

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm

      Perhaps the grass isn’t always greener, but it sounds like the snow is whiter.

      Liked by 1 person

      • January 10, 2022 at 2:06 am

        Snow is leaving — slowly. cheers and good luck with the run. cheers

        Liked by 1 person

  4. January 8, 2022 at 3:35 am

    This is absolutely priceless. As I was reading along, and everything was sounding so idyllic, I was thinking – this is a real change for James – and then I hit the last line, and it just cracked me up. This could not be funnier. Slumbering swans indeed!

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    • January 9, 2022 at 9:45 pm

      I did use a little poetic licence. There were sleeping geese as well.

      Liked by 1 person

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