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The Snows of Winter

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The Snows of Winter

The snow silently cloaked the land
falling slowly but insistently
creating large drifts against the walls
bigger and bigger get the flakes

A world of white where ever you look
gnashed here and there by trees
sticking up their bare branches
which are now also snow laden

Sheep struggle through the drifts
helped by the shepherd and dogs
fast as a flash the collies mark
until the shepherd digs them out

Still relentlessly the snow falls
roads and trails disappear from sight
I look out over the white landscape
and feel as if I am in the clouds

written in 2013

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  1. Date: 7/27/2015 1:37:00 PM
    the imagery is so wonderful Shadow and I like the clever alliteration too - I especially love the final couplet - i feel this too! hugs jan xx 7

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/27/2015 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Jan hugs
  1. Date: 7/27/2015 9:40:00 AM
    Big congrats on your great win my friend. A7

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/27/2015 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Robert hugs
  1. Date: 7/27/2015 12:30:00 AM
    Wonderful pen Shadow! Congrats on superb win!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/27/2015 5:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Dr Upma hugs
  1. Date: 7/26/2015 11:31:00 PM
    Congratulations, dear Shadow, on your great win! I enjoyed reading this wonderful piece! Kika

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/27/2015 5:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Kika and welcome to soup hugs
  1. Date: 7/26/2015 11:10:00 PM
    Shadow, congratulations on your awesome win. Thanks for placing me in your best poem 2 contest:-)Alexis

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/27/2015 5:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol I put wrong poem in amazed it got placed ty Alexis hugs
  1. Date: 7/26/2015 8:34:00 PM
    SHADOW. Congrats on your win. ThanXs for the support. Love SKAT

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/26/2015 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ty Skat I entered the wrong poem lol hugs
  1. Date: 7/26/2015 8:00:00 PM
    Way to go Shadow! Congrats.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 7/26/2015 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol I must have pressed wrong button I meant to enter The Shadow of Love oh well ty Rick hugs
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:15:00 PM
    I love the scene you created. I have always loved snow storms being unable to leave home, and feeling so safe and snug in my snow cocoon.

  1. Date: 6/21/2013 3:38:00 AM
    beautiful... sparks the imagination. picturesque... i thought i felt a whiff of cool wind... and i'm in a warm country.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/21/2013 3:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    for the reader to be able to visualise is perhaps the best comment a poet can get ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
    Well constructed cooling verse for Greece's 35 degrees C.! Thank you dear Shadow!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/21/2013 3:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Demetrios envy you that warmth 27c is the best we have had. Glad it refreshed you Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:26:00 PM
    It is June here in the Northern Hemisphere, and temperatures easily reach 30c for a daily high. Just reading this descriptive piece made me feel cooler without using air conditioning!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/21/2013 3:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    unseasonal write I know but its what sprang to mind lol. who says we can only write about the current season? When my mind picks up an idea I flow with it. yes its amazing how words can cool both body and mind ty Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:30:00 PM
    this is great writing, Shadow. Gosh, is it for the clouds contest, because it would be a really unique way to do that contest!! I just love its imagery.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/21/2013 4:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    think I entered one already Andrea but could remove and put this in will have to have a read of both ty for the thought. and comments appreciated Shadow x smiles
  1. Date: 6/20/2013 7:50:00 PM
    This is beautiful altho I am glad winter won't be here for awhile! ..love,Deb

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/21/2013 4:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Deb I whole heartedly agree I love the start of each season and the way each is so different Snow I prefer to watch through the window lol although like a small child I love to leave footprints in virgin snow I suppose its a statement "I am, I was here, I live" Shadow x smils