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Battle of the Seasons

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Battle of the Seasons

From the north he came nimbly in the night
	Softly silently bombing blanketing buds

Saturating each single stem
	Snowy sneak attack barraging bombarding bark

Wracking white war-like wonder
	With relentless wrath and rage

Cardinal calling watching in wonder
	Bright crimson claret buried between alabaster boughs

Chipmunk and squirrel shell-shocked
	By snowy shrapnel scamper to shelter

Relentless yet irrelevant retreating rush
	Futile effort from frosty frothy forces

Spring stands inescapable
	Flowers and flakes conflicted

Spring snowflake and spirea stand strong
	Bravely bearing banners high

As if to say, try as you may
	Your day has passed ‘tis spring at last

Ol’ man winter wanes wails and warns 
	I shall seize the season someday soon …




Inspired by the 5”- 6” snowfall we have on March 26, 2011
after we had 80 degree weather last week.


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  1. Date: 3/27/2011 12:12:00 PM
    Wow! This is an outstanding poem, Jeff. Goes to my faves. I love the way the birds and animals look on as the snow's "shrapnel" covers the ground. Great metaphor comparing the snowstorm to an attack of war. Ol' man winter will be gone soon. If it helps any, it is now 90 degrees where I live and it's still only March. How'd you like to visit in summer? Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 5:44:00 PM
    Love the great imagery displayed! The changes in our weather is unbelievable! We're expecting snow tomorrow here on the east after a few days of moderate sunshine. Stay warm and safe, Jeff. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 5:36:00 PM
    I can relate to this but in a different perspective , Jeff