A chain verse by Beverly Stock.
To dwell with me, you must know
Know I dislike winter’s snow
Snow that makes it hard to breathe
Breathe in cold, inhale and freeze
Freeze the body and the soul
Soul that aches for warming cure
Cure is best in open arms
Arms held open bring you in
In my heart with me remain
Remain inside, let snow pass
Pass this test and with me dwell
Dwell not near snow, now you know.
Beverly Stock was inspired to pen this Chain Verse after surviving a -35 degree wind chill during the January 2019 Arctic Vortex In the Midwest. A Chain Verse is the linking together of stanzas. The repetition of a word from a verse following the next creates a chainlike connection between the lines.