"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Thursday, December 30, 2010


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Winter walks in its icicle boots
through the gray morning
leaving tufted snow footprints.

Hot chocolate smiles
decorate frosted glass
as children peer out windows.

The brown grass of yesterday
hides under piles of snowflakes,
their glitter blinding the eye.

First snow a celebration,
voices cry, “Come see,
Mother Nature is dressed in white!”

©Susie Clevenger 2011
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aprille said...

Lucky you, having a White Christmas.
[We still have the 'brown grass'] Gorgeous image and lovely festive lines.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Ah...Winter White....
So lovely!

Your photo of the tree looks like a wonderful and magical old man......

Merry, merry!


Tatius T. Darksong said...

Beautiful picture love the snowy days,Great poem

Kerry O'Connor said...

So lovely to read this beautiful portrait of winter - I feel quite envious of your white Christmases!

Herotomost said...

As a kid I would sit at my beroom window when the skies turned gray and stare for hours at the black felt paper on the chicken pen to get a glimpse of the snow flakes before they had a chance to hit the gorund. I so loved the snow...especially when it was falling. Loved this Susie...Happy Holidays!!!!

Marian said...

still waiting for snow here in Massachusetts.... love your poem, Susie, full of pining and joy.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is so lovely - the photo beautiful. I especially love the image of winter walking in "its icicle boots". Cool! Love the kids' hot chocolate smiles on the window.

Kim Nelson said...

Your palette is winter-ideal. Your scene one of comfort and contentedness. I like the way your paint with words!

Laura said...

so beautiful...a noreaster is said to be on the way... I am looking forward to a blanket that lasts a while.

deborah said...

A wonderful beautiful poem! Very peaceful.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Ahh--we don't get a white christmas--but today the sun is out for the first time in days--warm wishes to you!!

vivinfrance said...

Very seasonal! Have a lovely Christmas

kaykuala said...

The thrill of the first snow can be mesmerizing. Nicely Susie!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!


Ella said...

So much beauty in this season! YOU painted such a wonderful view~
I miss snow :D
Thank you for this poem1
Merry Christmas to you n' yours!

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