Again? Really?

Early morning you were a mist,

Dampening the world.

Soon your voice could not

Remain silent,

Tick, tick, tick,

Pellets crashed against the panes,

Reminding everyone of your power.

Silence again,

Wet flakes fling down from above,

Filling in the gaps between grass blades,

Frosting rooftops,

Glazing sidewalks and streets.

Wind sends you careening sideways

Swirling out of control.

At the end of the day

You rest.

You have created another polar landscape.

Could this be your last?

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19 thoughts on “Again? Really?

  1. Tam says:

    Beautiful progression of that thing we call snow. Still a tribute. Never thought of snow having a voice, but it does. I enjoyed reading about snow today instead of experiencing it.

  2. Those last lines…creating a polar landscape…could this be your last? I like that you still write about the beauty of winter…even though many of us are ready for spring…winter has been long and difficult…but it is still beautiful.

  3. Jaana says:

    Winter has become attached to us. We have been such good company. Maybe it is like the visitors that don’t get the hint that it would be time to leave! Or maybe it is like Michelle said, winter wanted acknowledgement of its power before he would depart! Well done Elsie!

  4. When I look out today I see brown, not green or (thankfully) white. I thought March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. Shouldn’t that lamb be approaching?

  5. Judy C. says:

    I pray that it will be the last. Friday and Saturday I sat on the deck absorbing the beautiful sunshine and warmth. Now snow and cold are here for today and tomorrow it will all be vanished!

  6. Lynn says:

    Oh I hope so but there is a promise for us in Chicago area for a light snow again tomorrow! Beautiful poem for a not so beautiful event 😉

  7. Elsie, a beautiful response to old man’s winter’s visitation again. My favorite phrases: “Frosting rooftops, Glazing sidewalks and trees . . . Swirling out of control.” Hopefully this IS his last hurrah before spring officially arrives. I’m sending this one to my kids in DC.

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