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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Snow Day!


On Sunday, like many others, we were bombarded with snow!  We went from barely enough to cover the grass to a knee-high blanket.  It's beautiful and it bought us a snow day on Monday.  Along with the frosty fingers and toes it brought my children and the happy giggles I heard from the sleds, it also brought me this poem. 

snow streams

     down

   blows cold
            on my face

SLASHES

the air
      with frost

and finally

     lands on the Earth

a frozen message
        from Heaven

it's meaning
and beauty

         different

for each


Did you get a new thick blanket too?  What did your snow pile inspire?

6 comments:

  1. Robin, first of all I would like to comment on your opening visual that is engaging and leads us into your poem: from barely enough to cover the grass to a knee-high blanket. That is how the landscape first looked on Long Island. Now, there is snow upon snow, upon snow.
    Secondly, this line resonates with me: SLASHES the air with frost. I love this strong image of what the biting cold can do.
    Thirdly, I would like to invite you to add this poem (with an original photo) of the blanket of snow to the Winter Whisperings Gallery that I am designing. This will be my 5th global gallery of poetic expressions. If interested, you can access the information at the bottom of my #SOL15 post: http://linkis.com/blogspot.com/YFmZc. Have a warm winter.

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    1. Robin, I do not have your full name but you have mine. Here is my Twitter handle @cvarsalona. Let's connect on Google+, Twitter, and gmail if you would like.

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  2. yep...awe inspiring, but I thought I'd see more happy kids donning sleds...just a few happy snow lovers .... I'm wondering if so many are home alone and parents freak if they go out, it is so sad to me

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  3. Loved that ending ... "its meaning and beauty different for each." True for me even day to day! I loved being inside watching the snow fall ... but loathed it when I had to go out later!

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  4. I love the comparison - like a knee-high blanket. I was really hoping for a foot of snow and got 2 inches. Snow does mean different things for everyone - a nice thought to ponder.

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  5. No snow for me in Colorado. In fact, we aren't even wearing coats to recess. I am enjoying the nice weather but worry we will burn up again in the summer. Glad you could find the beauty and fun in the snow!

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