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Winter's Blanket

Feathery snowflakes as large as silver dollars waft slowly to the ground!
It's been snowing since yesterday and in the house we are cozily bound.
It has blanketed the lawn and adorned the ponderosa with garlands so grand.
Jack Frost has etched arabesque designs on our windowpanes without end!

My spouse and I are cuddled on the couch sipping Beringer Chardonnay.
Shadows dance about the room from the fireplace log smoldering away.
The lights are low and Montavani's soothing music is so pleasing to the ear.
'Tis the perfect ambience as we watch it snow and reminisce about yesteryear.

Spooks the dog and Simba the cat have called a truce to their usual brawling.
They seem to be at peace and, entwined, nigh the hearth they lie sprawling.
Outside, the snow is drifting and suddenly I hear a horse's muted neigh,
Trotting merrily along with a load of cheerful folk in an old-fashioned sleigh!

Currier and Ives would be hard pressed to depict such a scene as this.
With the one you love before a glowing fire on such a night is pure bliss.
I am going to savor this special evening 'cause just as sure as I'm alive,
I'll be up at the crack of dawn shoveling heaps of snow from my drive!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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Placed No. 1 in Gail Angel Doyle's "Winter's Blanket" contest - Nov 2012

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  1. Date: 12/4/2012 12:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Gail Angel's "Winter's Blanket" contest Bob. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 8:29:00 AM
    Im so proud of you Mr Bob..! You always give me a smile..congrats. BG

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 3:18:00 AM
    congratulations,on your win.

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 1:24:00 AM
    Big Congratulations on this wonderful write Robert ( super ending ) xx

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 12:44:00 AM
    Many congrats for this wonderful win Robert.

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:47:00 PM
    Bob H., congratulations with your "winters blanket" poem. A very Good and comforting image in Gail's contest. Goodnight~ always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:43:00 PM
    What an honor to win this competitive contest, Bob! I can just see u savoring the evening with Miss Vera and then waking up to a Colorado snow storm!! Congrats...your humor is celebrated once again!! :) gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:46:00 PM
    I want to come over!!! You think our cats would get along? Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:40:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Connie

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on your high spot. Love your poetry. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:03:00 PM
    Congrats on your awesome win..How are you and Vera doing?..

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 12:42:00 PM
    Robert; I love your poem. I bet it looks real pretty with all that snow. I love snow, but we don't get any down here. Good luck in the contest. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 2:04:00 PM
    Great imagerey connecting the past and the present. Not so wild about the shoveling snow part, I think it detracts from the beautiful mood you crafted with your words. No disrespect meant you are very talented and I believe you can write a far more impactful conclusion to this excellent poem.

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 5:41:00 PM
    Sounds like a perfect evening with the perfect companion and critters for company. And a bit of exercise won't hurt you Bob, get moving! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Hi Robert what pictures you conjour up love it, good luck in the contest, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 4:54:00 AM
    Lol, I like it, Bob. That sounds like fun -a sleigh ride! Can't decide what I would settle for -a sleigh ride or being in front of the fire :) I think I will do both lol. Enjoyed. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 5:35:00 PM
    Winner for sure..I thought that you were describing Currier and Ives but no just your lovely life..Enjoyed reading..Sara..

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:40:00 PM
    Wow, what a winter wonderland you have described here my friend! I really enjoyed reading this incredibly delightful and sentimentally perfect poem this evening! You have enlightened my heart and brought an aura of joy with this tremendous piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:31:00 PM
    Nothing short of brilliant my friend... always images that surpass the next...Hope Football season is to your liking.. stay well my poet friend.. Michael

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:27:00 PM
    When I was a little girl:I dreamed / wished that we would get so much snow that we had to dig ourselves out of the roof window - now as an adult I like best snow on Christmas cards. -Like your poem Bob, it's lovely written and it will be a winning poem. Good Luck ! - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)