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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Winterland for Sunday Scribblings





Sunday Scribblings posts: This week, tell us a story about wintertime. What's winter like where you live? What's the harshest winter you've ever endured? Like it, love it, hate it? (Or, you can write about "A Winter's Tale" by Shakespeare if the mood strikes you!)

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Winter? No thanks.
It wouldn't be so bad if it were warm and sunny.
If trees didn't fall from the weight of snow and ice.
The beauty of winter is a paradox that comes once a year and often stays for three seasons.

Winterland

Winter wet
froze hard upon the trees
a fairyland even Disney
could not replicate.
Cracking smashing limbs
glistened as they fell
reflections shot the dusk
before the day was done.
Colors of Joseph’s coat
on tails of wintry light
ricocheted thru town
to spread a magic mantle
upon the ice-clad ground.


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30 comments:

Marja said...

That is well captured Indeed even disney can't replicate that magic.
Beautiful poem

Lucy said...

such a nice poem!
:)

Cricket said...

I will agree, at this point in my life if I never see snow again it will be one season too late!

anthonynorth said...

I love the forcefulness of winter you capture here.
Excellent.

Whitesnake said...

Beautiful, what more can one say?

BJ Roan said...

I don't enjoy winter either, but I did enjoy your poem and must admit some winter mornings are "a fairyland even Disney could not replicate".

Linda Jacobs said...

Love the rhythm in this! and "Joseph’s coat
on tails of wintry light" is just beautiful! And the little bit of rhyme at the end helps with the magic.

present said...

Frozen winterlands have such silence and beauty. Living in the North, the cracking smashing limbs and the endless season are also well known. Your poem is right on.

paisley said...

there is a certain magic about winter... to me it particularly in the formations of ice and the way they reflect the sun.... but i am just as thrilled to sit here and look at lovely pictures of it....

Alisa said...

This is lovely! I loved the image of light reflecting through the ice. It is magic!

present said...

How familiar is the frozen winter landscape with smashing, crashing limbs!? If seasons were divided equally, how much more easily winter might be tolerated and appreciation possibly sustained! As one who is ambivalent about winter, I can relate to your poem.

Doe said...

great images there- made me feel
cold and ice-clad ;)

well-done!!

happpilyretiredgal said...

Brrrr ... but the image and your poetry are beautiful as always.
Hugs and blessings,

Tammie Lee said...

Your words paint a wonderful picture.
It sounds as though you have a love/dislike relationship with deep winter. So many folks I know would agree with you!

Giggles said...

Very visual...and I understand your angst. Beautifully written....love
"a fairyland even Disney
could not replicate."

Hugs Giggles

Tammy said...

I so get it Sue. We lost 10ft from our beautiful blue spruce last year. Winter is a love/hate thing, as your poem beautifully expresses.

keithsramblings said...

Just lovely. A painting in words

Devil Mood said...

Loved the Winter vocabulary you used there! It's true, only Nature itself can create such amazing sceneries.

anno said...

Like others, I loved "a fairyland even Disney could not replicate," and all the hard "c" sounds that played up the sound of breaking ice. Beautifully handled.

Jennifer Hicks said...

huh, interesting that Disneyland wouldn't attempt to replicate mother nature's most beautiful yet ardous season...I guess no one would pay to be put through that much of a personal challenge!

Lucy said...

YOU did it! :)
I am so happy to follow your blog Sue!

Mary said...

I love the poem, and I'm right there with you!

ChefDruck said...

I love the image of the magic mantle upon the ice-clad ground. Beautiful!

splummer said...

Hi!
Wonderful Poem! Sounds like one of our winters a few years ago. The cracking of limbs, we had an ice storm. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

Sherrie

inlandempiregirl said...

I love this poem. Perfect timing as we were greeted with snow this last week-end. I love the beauty of winter.

Raven said...

Wonderful poem.

missalister said...

The comparison to a Disney production is such a great idea. That set it for me as I read down through, picturing being in an amusement park, the step-right-up spectacularness of crackling smashing limbs crashing down around. Believe it or not, this was a paradigm shift for me. Thinking of winter as a show, a carnival, somehow makes it more bearable :-)

Amanda said...

Your poem reminded me of the big ice storm back in '98.

Tiffany said...

Great poem! It really engages the senses and makes you feel like you're out in the cold. Well done!

AmbiguityLotus said...

You have an exception word choice in this particular poem. I'm impressed with the allusions you've used such as Joseph's rainbow coat, Disneyland, etc..

Thank you for sharing this with us readers. :)