A WINTER'S TALE
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IN 2013 WE HAD THE WORST SNOW IN 50 YEARS AND TRAGICALLY MANY THOUSAND OF LIVESTOCK PERISHED - MY POEM IS LOOSLY BASED ON THIS EVENT
Biting winds and swirling flakes of snow had finally abated
We surveyed the deep drifts, which lay on the fields
The silvery moon peeped through the clouds and lit our way
It was bitterly cold, but the pitiful sound of bleating spurred us on
Some friends and neighbours had joined us – we had no time to lose!
Grabbing our spades we worked tirelessly throughout the night
Digging out the sheep and tiny lambs one by one
Their fleeces were matted with tiny icicles
As dawn broke we had rescued all but one of our precious flock
Suddenly our trusty sheepdog Shep started barking
We trudged to where he was frantically pawing at the snow
Our hearts lifted as we pulled the final sheep out alive
At last it was time for us to return to the farmhouse
In the distance I could see gold and silver lights sparkling
and scintillating on the Douglas fir tree in church in the village.
I raised my eyes to heaven and gave thanks.
A Winter Poem
Sponsor Shadow Hamilton
silver, gold, sparkling, flakes, icicles, drifts and spades
Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016
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