The Romance of Snow

The Romance of Snow

A Poem by Shannon
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From Inject positivity's unpublished piece.

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The clear and cold winter nights hold great beauty
to those who have never held shoveling duty. 
Frosty windows inspire wonder and awe
until one has beheld the mess of a thaw. 
Dancing, floating snow flakes falling gently upon trees
always give way to cutting ice, making faces freeze.

The purest of whites, become a carpet that's soiled
marred by sand, salt and massive graters that toiled.  
Peering out the window, as one who has felt winter's sting,
I ponder an otherworldly landscape, silently drawing others in.
Seeing each unique flake suspended, amplifying moonlight,
I choose to revel in the romance of snow for a single night.

© 2017 Shannon



Author's Note

Shannon
This was a case of inspiration that begets inspiration. Upon hearing me laugh about the romance of snow, Dhiman wrote a poem. This is my response.

Thank you, Dhiman, for such a unique writing experience.

All constructive feedback is always welcome.

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I live in Northern Michigan and that first few days of snow is so magical. Then I'm done lol. I can do a month with a good attitude but then I'm over it. Maybe it's just because I'm getting older lol.. I loved this.. awesome write..xo

Posted 2 Months Ago


I think winter is beautiful. The way it shines in the moon like or under the street lights. The air just seems cleaner and crisp. Of course the pretty part goes out the window when you have to do clean up in the morning.

This was a great poem. I love poems about the seasons. Winter the most though.

Posted 2 Months Ago


I like the way you evaluate snow here. The very last two lines stand out especially. Also, there should be commas after soiled and salt in the second stanza. Nicely done.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Shannon

4 Months Ago

Thank you for both the read and helpful feedback.
nice rhyming ..two opposing views ..i love the snow when it is romantic .. but living so long in SD i do not enjoy winters ..the wind there blows 20-50 mph almost every day ..snow does not drift down ..it flies horizontally plastering the faces of signs not the tops ... but i sure enjoyed reading your poem ... the link did not work for me ..it took me to the "i'm not published yet" page ..but i will try again and search his handle as well
E.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Shannon

4 Months Ago

Hey, E. Thank you for pointing out the broken link. I see the other piece is unposted. Will definite.. read more
Well, it's good to be brought down to earth sometimes, as all romantics know.

A sobering reminder.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Shannon

5 Months Ago

I tend to be the antithesis of romantic, but occasionally the beauty confounds me as well.
Not a fan of winter at all! I suppose the only time I don't mind it is when its lightly snowed & everything is silent & snow white clean. Great write.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Shannon,
Dhiman and yourself must have fun collaborating! bless his heart to share his work this way. I can see your realistic and down to earth position in this snow creation.
"shoveling duty, mess of thaw,cutting ice, making faces freeze," to Dhiman's words.." Winter nights.. great beauty..flakes falling gently upon trees..unique flake suspended..amplifying moonlight.
This has been fun and interesting to read.
You are both pretty sharp cookies!
Blessings, Kathy

Posted 5 Months Ago


Shannon

5 Months Ago

I am glad you read both. I think they are morning meaningful together.

Thank you for.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

You are welcome!
snow,beauty in the moonlight as it comes falling down,snowmen all around,sounds of laughter from the children ,a romance with the snow..

Posted 7 Months Ago


Shannon

7 Months Ago

Thank you. You might want to consider reading Inject positivity's poem of the same name. Adds humour.. read more
I clicked on this because snow seems to be a theme for me recently. Unlike most of the poems about winter I like this one more than the rest.

Reason is because even if it's a simple or common concept- or maybe obvious to the point where it can be over looked; you took my attention. You're a good writer and it shows through format and other strengths. I feel like I was there.

Well done

Posted 7 Months Ago


Shannon

7 Months Ago

Thank you very much for the kind words. I am glad this one spoke to you. Winter is simple pleasures,.. read more
This year winter has been a weird one for me. However, reading your story makes me remember the ones I had growing up; before I had shoveling duty. Thank you, S. Mi

Posted 8 Months Ago


Shannon

8 Months Ago

Thank you Dylan. It's always more fun before shovelling duty. ☺️

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