1.11.2010

Best Poem About a Snowy Day


Gazing at this lovely scene in the front of my house on New Year's Day would inspire most anybody to want to write. The poem below is one I  love to use with students as a model when I am encouraging them to describe a certain type of day..... such as a snowy day.


Awakening to Snow
Blades of light slide under my eyelids
and prise them open to discover
softness.
This is whisper day, muffled in deep down
of eiderdown snow, day of
those other echoes and shadows on frosted window-panes
that pass by furtively, wondering.
Today is hushed blue day of nothing, of
empty footprints where feet were,
of absence.
Today adrift from all the gongs of time,
suspended on the feather of your
silent white breath

-Sylvia Kantaris



photos taken 1/1/10

2 comments :

  1. A beautiful poem --- and such soft, elegant pictures of your yard in the snow. Elegant. Snow. Soft. Pure. Beautiful.

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