Robins Snow Day

Robins Snow Day

A Poem by Corset

Happy Valentine's Day

Snow Day
It's been so warm here for so long I'd forgotten 
the chill that seeps into your bones, 
but the powdery snow,  well, it's magnificent.
There is a Robin on the limb before me 
his redbreast the only color to break up 
the black and gray of the snow born sky.
The cold ground has grown a white beard
it blankets the warm breast of Earth 
suddenly grown hard with cold.
The apartments across from my window 
display lollipop balloons growing heavy
with the fresh white burden
 their colors
too washed out with age and wear to compete
My Santa Monkey stares at me with his beady eyes
bright with shining promises
he promises all the colors will return soon.
I'd almost rather they didn't
the bright red stop sign and ever-changing 
traffic lights
direct not a soul on their busy way, 
the snow falls peacefully almost secretly
as if hiding the mysteries of coming spring.
I'd forgotten how magnificent the snow
and the beating red of my breast.

© 2021 Corset

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I remember when our cat (Ms. Abigale) saw her first snowfall. Besprinkled on the windowsill, the robin's province, but scattered then straddled again by a squirrel . Then I realized that animals have no time line other than the changing of the seasons. And it would benefit me to think that it was the snow she was interested in and not the robin. It is how the approbate sanctions formality; how humans discard the animal in favor of the abstract. I, like you, would just rather the red flap of feathers that adapts itself to warm and cold be towed and then bowed by it's own analogies.

Happy Valentines day, and since all holidays are "made up" but not "make believe", I love the one's not yet the bloodlust to some hackneyed alter, to engrave my initials on the nearest elm......dana

Posted 3 Months Ago

Oh, i think this is a great verse! I'd love to read more

Posted 4 Months Ago

I enjoy it if I have the luxury of a day off. Not looking forward to the morning commute this coming week

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

I remember the days of chains on tires, snow shovels and omg snow drifts taller than myself. Its bee.. read more
Emily B

4 Months Ago

Snow in Texas. That's just crazy. It's your weather that is showing up drunk in my yard :) we're jus.. read more

3 Months Ago

Hell froze over XD
Happy Valentines day my dear friend. I loved the poem. Here in my Michigan. Very cold and icy. I need a warm day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful words and thoughts.

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

I can imagine, poor dinosaurs , this must be how they felt back in the ice age, lol.

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Added on February 14, 2021
Last Updated on February 14, 2021



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