Winter Poem


Oh winter, you couldn’t wait any more!

Fall was taking too long, lingering on.

Oh winter you came in a chilly rain,

then covered us in a crust of snow.

Oh winter, couldn’t you wait a bit more?

2011 Copyright Shanyn Silinski



  1. November 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I really like your sunflower poetry. It shows a real affinity with the natural world. I like the effect you achieved here with the repetition of ‘Oh winter…’ The appeal is strongly felt.

    • shanyns said,

      November 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks Kerry – for both the comment (and encouragement too!) and for stopping by.

  2. November 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    this sounds simple but there’s a very strong feeling echoing at many levels – the winter of existence always seems to come too soon. nicely done!

    • shanyns said,

      November 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      Liliana – thank you for coming by and for your comment. Both are appreciated. Winter happens inside and out…soon the aching for spring!

  3. Ruth said,

    November 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    This is a very familiar refrain for me – no matter when winter decides to come on, it’s too soon… 🙂

    • shanyns said,

      November 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      Ruth – glad you stopped by and yes it is too soon for me as well. My little guy was excited for the snow though.

  4. November 7, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Here, in our little spot on the prairie, winter has missed us so far. I’ll bet it is really annoyed about that.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

    • shanyns said,

      November 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kay, I’m glad you were missed for now! 🙂

  5. November 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Oh winter … I shall indeed be glad when you finally arrive. Send my way some of Shanyns snow flakes please!

    • shanyns said,

      November 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

      Raven, like all ravens, you love winter! You may have as much as you like! 🙂

  6. Laurie Kolp said,

    November 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    We’re in the 80s here in TX, hoping for a cool blast soon.

    • shanyns said,

      November 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      Would be very happy to share our cool and snow with you Laurie!

    • Mohana said,

      November 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      Same here in India Laurie…not very hot, but definitely warm!
      Wish we could share the snowfalls, Shanyns, that would make us both happy!!
      Lovely write.

      • Shanyn said,

        November 29, 2011 at 8:52 pm

        Thanks Mohana, so nice to see you stop by!

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