Random Thoughts on a Snowy Day

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Filled the feeders, the birds called their friends to empty them again for me

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Drifts dance across the fields, horses and cows turn their backs to the winds.

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Boys jump on drift tops testing their strength against the wind blown snow.

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Not feeling so ‘winter tough’ I would be happy for spring-like weather.

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Needing a window view, I shiver at the sight of cold puffed birds.

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Horizon and sky sharing the same grey hue, winter vertigo comes.

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Dead sunflowers bow to winter, hiding their spring promises in white.

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Windows rattle, floors chill the feet and I miss the wood stove heat.

Doing some American Sentences for Open Link Night (a day late!) at dVerse! Come by won’t you?

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15 Comments

  1. December 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I think the American sentences worked perfectly to paint that winter picture – I saw the cattle with their back against the wind.

    • shanyns said,

      December 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you! It felt too cold and windy for longer poems, so I started thinking about the American Sentences. Glad you enjoyed them!

  2. Tony Maude said,

    December 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    A wonderful set of winter images, Shanyn – and you really get winter over there.

    • shanyns said,

      December 5, 2013 at 2:50 am

      Thanks Tony, and yes we are getting a dose of winter this week. Going to drop into the -20’s C this week but at least will be sunny after the snow!

  3. brian miller said,

    December 5, 2013 at 12:56 am

    ha. i love the american sentence…i would not mind a jump on the drift tops…ha….oh yeah on the winter vertigo as well…stay warm shanyn

    • shanyns said,

      December 5, 2013 at 2:50 am

      It is a fun form. And drift tops are cool for jumping! Thanks for the warm wishes, doing my best 🙂

  4. December 5, 2013 at 1:15 am

    The form suits the random thoughts.Lovely capture of a snowy day. Could even feel the quiet. Beautiful poem.

    • shanyns said,

      December 5, 2013 at 2:51 am

      It does suit random thoughts well, and I”m glad you enjoyed this set.

  5. vivchook said,

    December 5, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Wow – this has me feeling chilled to the bone. Beautiful imagery, winter very well captured. Put another log on the fire for me, though, will you? xx

    • shanyns said,

      December 5, 2013 at 2:52 am

      Consider a log with your name on it, burning away! Glad you enjoyed these sets, and thanks for coming by.

  6. gila_mon said,

    December 5, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Good impressions. Good for me reclining by the fire anticipating a cold front in the next few days, getting my “winter tough” on.

  7. grapeling said,

    December 5, 2013 at 7:23 am

    you’re right – the American sentence does fit the mood. Nice series, Shan ~

  8. Gabriella said,

    December 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Great use of the form Shanyns! I enjoyed seeing your world on this snowy day.

  9. December 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Brrrr! I fell very cold now – those cold puffed birds made me smile 🙂

  10. Margaret said,

    December 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Too cold to keep more than a line of thought! I’ve been there – lived in Northern Illinois and Michigan. … curious about the “American Sentence”… was that a challenge in the past? I’d love to be directed to it if so.


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