Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It Snowed and Snowed: An Original Poem

Well...the storms just keep on a comin' and a comin' this winter. I don't get out much these days. Yesterday, it snowed again. Today we had another storm, which started out as an ice storm...then it changed to rain...and then to snow. I think it will be June before all the white stuff around here melts!

Being snowbound has had a bright side for me though. I've be taking lots of pictures of snow and icicles and sunsets and have been inspired to write poetry again. That's a relief because I've had writer's block for months.

Here are some pictures that I took this morning and a poem that I wrote this afternoon:

It Snowed and Snowed

It snowed all day.
It snowed all night.
It snowed and snowed.
Two feet of white
covered everything in sight.
Our yard,
our deck,
our walk,
the road
don’t look the same
because it snowed...
and snowed
and snowed
and snowed
and snowed.
I dress up in my winter wear
and step out in the frosty air.
I look around and what I see
is a marshmallow world
waiting for me!

Here are links to some of the other poems I've written recently:


Amy L V said...

This is a lot of fun! I've really enjoyed these snowy pictures, and "a marshmallow world" is the perfect way to describe them. How pretty your yard looks with all of that puffy whiteness!

We didn't get the 14 predicted - just 2!


Greg Pincus said...

It is a marshmallow world, indeed! I mean, not where I am... but in your pictures and poems! Delicious.

Toby Speed said...

Fun series of snow poems you've got going, Elaine. I'm glad the snow has been motivating for you, but I won't wish you any more snow. We had an ice storm out my way this time.

Grace Lin said...

Yay! Glad you are writing poetry again!! That is a lot of snow. I guess I have that waiting for me when I get back to looks pretty in the pictures!

Jane Heitman Healy said...

Elaine, thanks for putting a positive twist on my enemy--snow! (or rather, too much of it). It delighted me so much that I put a link to this post on my Facebook page for my many friends all over the country with too much snow!

Unknown said...

Elaine, when my friend Jane HH shared your site, I HAD to visit! What a delightful poem with great word pictures! Do you have any desire to jump into your marshmallow world? I can't wait to read your poem to our grandgirls. Stay warm and safe, and may your block be gone forever! :) We are in an icicle world in St Louis with only about 6 inches of snow--it's like being in a glistening bubble here!