Snow Diamonds

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Winter  (posted by Sumana)
“For this week write a winter poem.”

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”— Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

On a cold sunny day, see the
snow tracks, shoveled paths,
and snowmen doing their best
to hold it together. If a lion
wind has lessened to a softer
lamb, you can go for a walk,
sunglasses on to dim a harsh
sun that can block your sight,
as it dances diamonds
across the snow.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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12 Responses to Snow Diamonds

  1. susanstoo says:

    This is my new favorite of your poems! Oh, the “softer lambs”! The diamonds!

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  2. Marja says:

    I love “If a lion
    wind has lessened to a softer
    lamb, you can go for a walk”
    Great poem

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  3. Lori says:

    How the cold can suddenly feel warm. I like the image of the snowmen “doing their best to hold it together”. I, at first, thought of actual snowmen, and then I thought about people covered in snow trying to shovel those paths so that you can go for a walk. Sunglasses are definitely needed on those sunny snowy days.

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  4. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    A walk in the snow—how delightful!

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  5. I really like this one! LOL, I’ve been blinded by the sun on snow so many times. I like seeing it best either not too long after the sunrise or too long before sunset.

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  6. Sara,
    How sweet is that view of winter’s sun, dancing as diamonds across the snow..I love when it’s possible to get outside and feel winter in your bones. The joy of returning indoors afterwards..

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