Chickadees and Snow

Chickadees and Snow

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
"

they travel far and discover snow and stars

"
The last Rose of Summer sleeps with falling leaves 

where scent lingers amongst the acorns scattered about... 

Birds dressed in colors of red and grey where storm clouds play    

Chickadees dressed in black and white find seeds and 

kindness where squirrels prance about grabbing peanuts 

left for mischievous minds where the Art of cracking shells 

is a gift to fluffy tails and piercing eyes of watching prey.   

Snow falls lightly as Winter lullabies cry for warmth of love  

when sleigh bells on chestnut horses jingle on their way to 

the Manger along with the Wise Men who travel afar with   

Frankincense and Myrrh and Gold ... 

 guided by a Star over the Manger in a Stable 

with a Savior born of Mary and Joseph who found no 

place in the Inn... settled for the warmth of Cattle 

and Lambs where Angels guarded the new born child.  

Amen... 

   
           

       

© 2019 Patricia Wedel


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This is such a delightful take on pre Christmas. the Manger and all. Tis delightful, Pat, and could be used as a discovering half hour with small children.. each to choose his or her own creature to have a snowy Christmas. Interaction always get littlies going. As long as the time is treasured, full lf calm yet a perfect interaction of animals and men, following the star: it's all relevant. Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

6 Days Ago

dear Em... you are very wise to realize that children love to share the story of
the Star th.. read more
emmajoy

6 Days Ago

Pat. thank you so very much, I love children, always hoped to have a few..but then, perhaps I'm a.. read more
Patricia Wedel

6 Days Ago

Yes, Em... you are like the Velveteen Rabbit... so much love that you have given... to others and ch.. read more



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I don't know why but this reminds me of the little drummer boy (not surprising that was my favorite christmas story as a child) Maybe that's what I am I have nothing but I can tap a tune or voice a melody in words and I do always have an urge to share them with love. Maybe that's all we really ever have:)

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Patricia Wedel

1 Day Ago

dearest Robert... yes... a drummer is the essence of life. My son Robert's favorite Toy as a toddle.. read more
mmmmmmmmmmm lovely presentation of the birth of Christ ... the transition from birds and winter to the guiding star of Bethlehem goes smooth a silk for me ... one wouldn't think so on the surface of things but it simply works ... the roses, birds, squirrels, summer sleeps ..all that for me is building an emotional place and i see the turn as "Snow falls lightly as Winter lullabies cry for warmth of love" ... my human need comes to the fore ... then comes the answer says i! the birth of the Savior .. Amen! well done Pat ... you have a wonderful knack with the birds of the Earth an Mother Nature ... i always feel satisfied in reading ... well timed also ... to hold in mind the important thing about Christmas .. instead of the glitz is a blessing

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Patricia Wedel

1 Day Ago

dear Gene... ‘‘tis the Season to be poetic and dream of a reason to be kind and sing like the be.. read more
Your sensory-packed poem takes us on more than one journey. We have the journey of seasons from summer to winter . . . then we have the journey of significance going from everyday surroundings to the everyday trappings for the most meaningful manger-stay ever. A cornucopia of sensory delights immerse the reader, transporting us thru vast expanses of time & distance, while making it appear to be just a quick hop between the meaning of the season and the everyday splendor that surrounds. Here's hoping you're enjoying the start to your holiday season! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Patricia Wedel

3 Days Ago

dear Margie... non-seculars are in vogue... or have you not heard. Thank you for embracing the sea.. read more
barleygirl

3 Days Ago

I love it when your words do a sassy little jig as a little birdie might, upon finding my spill of o.. read more
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what a beautiful vision you've
given us to read..love the snow.
with the wise men traveling afar
and winter lullabies crying for
warmth.wonderful chosen words to
describe this lovely pieces so
nicely expressed


Posted 5 Days Ago


Pat, in your poem I find a much needed warmth this cold November evening, and a reminder that Christmas is not about "Black Friday" sales and credit card swipes. Your words remind us Christmas is for all, and can lift us during the gray season.

Your images bring a welcome warmth, heart and spirit, for us to enjoy. I'm also reminded of the Christmas plays, small children playing the roles, and the beautifully botched lines and over-sized costumes that brought as much joy as the scripted acts. Thank you for sharing this one with us.

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

5 Days Ago

dearest Robert... we need to see the Light of the Star 💫 when days are dark. Hark the heavenly a.. read more
Ah, yes, tis the season and you have captured it all....the decorations Mother Nature gives us and the religiosity. The scent of acorns and the fluffy tails of rabbits....I could see it all through your imagery. Such a lovely write. Lydi**

Posted 6 Days Ago


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Patricia Wedel

5 Days Ago

dearest Lydia... thank you for a silent night of holy hymns that seem so far away from reality. Whe.. read more
sweet peace and joy....the real Christmas spirit.
and those poor chickadees..
it's like they all gathered in a spot and asked each other....where did all our other bird friends go?
is this the end of the world?
or just winter coming and no one told us....

i like how this deals with the gentle part of winter...the soft snowfall...the warmth in the stable because of the love...
j.
j.

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

6 Days Ago

dear Jacob... feathers and fur at the Manger scene... even sleigh bells .
Thank you for sto.. read more
This is such a delightful take on pre Christmas. the Manger and all. Tis delightful, Pat, and could be used as a discovering half hour with small children.. each to choose his or her own creature to have a snowy Christmas. Interaction always get littlies going. As long as the time is treasured, full lf calm yet a perfect interaction of animals and men, following the star: it's all relevant. Thank you so much for sharing.

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

6 Days Ago

dear Em... you are very wise to realize that children love to share the story of
the Star th.. read more
emmajoy

6 Days Ago

Pat. thank you so very much, I love children, always hoped to have a few..but then, perhaps I'm a.. read more
Patricia Wedel

6 Days Ago

Yes, Em... you are like the Velveteen Rabbit... so much love that you have given... to others and ch.. read more
A new version including birds... in Bethlehem...


Posted 6 Days Ago



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Mother of Robert and Edie Marie... Grandmother of Ethan age 16 and Madeline age 12; also Shannah age 6 and sister Kahless age 4; Married to Roger, a man of Letters, retired. Living in Fredericksbu.. more..

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