Wednesday, December 14, 2011


~~No, we don't have early snow in Georgia, but we did have the first measurable snow fall on Christmas Day last year and I'm hoping for a repeat. So I thought I'd add to the mood with a poem from January 2008. Hope you enjoy it. ; )


Born of a meeting of opposites,
It floats as feathers on the wind.
Settling into Earth's warm embrace,
It gives its moisture away as grace.

Falling faster as time goes by
Bringing its fellows, and it flies
Obscuring our view of air and ground,
Settling ever deeper, dampening sound.

Glowing blue-white and moonlit,
Lovely to see, but chilling the feet.
 Cold and wind add their device
And it hardens and freezes into ice.

As the dawn breaks, clear and cold
A million diamonds greet the day
Glowing with the Sun's warm face,
It melts and leaves us edges of lace.


  1. Oh, Zan Marie! I love this part!

    ~Glowing with the Sun's warm face,
    It melts and leaves us edges of lace.~

    Happy Snow to You!

  2. Zan, long time no see! I love this poem and I'm so glad you posted it. I love the line: A million diamonds greet the day. How gorgeous!


  3. Scarlett--I'm partial to that line, too. Southern snow is such a short-lived event...most of the time. Last January was an anomoly.

    Denise--Hi, girl! I haven't been to your site lately. How's it going?

    Thanks. I like this poem because I was able to describe without the usual--flake, flurry, etc. that we use all the time. ; )

  4. I love your poetry Zan Marie. I hope this leads to snow for us - we're still getting rain in December?!?!?

  5. I'll cross my finger, Deniz. I don't think we'll get a white Christmas this year. It was in the 70s yesterday and upper 60s today. Maybe you'll have more luck. ; )


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