Random Thoughts on a Snowy Day


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?



  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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