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Winter's Wonderland

Looking out on a late night winter's eve,
dark night dances upon my window sill.
I ponder solace of my working leave
and in my rest attempt to muster will.
Chores and duties are tugging on my frill.
My toil is sure to bring young souls a thrill.

I wrap gifts with care to hide them from spies,
and tuck them under the boughs of a tree.
Secrets from all until seen by young eyes,
hidden till morning when opened with glee.
The smiles and the laughter all worth the fee,
half of the fun; they don't know that it's me.

Young hearts of wonder all gathered around,
the pace of the morning begins to slow.
The hum of discussion a welcome sound,
a chance to connect around fiery glow.
Friends or of family we come to know
it matters not if there is any snow...

Wherever you are, find joy in your band,
your kin and your friends: winter's wonderland.




Poem Info:

1. Written: 12.25.18

2. Written for the "Winter Wonderland" poetry contest on sponsored by Emile Pinet.

3. This sonnet follows the Urban Sonnet form invented by Laura Loo. Each line features 10 syllables and follows a rhyme scheme of ABABBB-CDCDDD-EFEFFF-GG.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 12/31/2018 11:26:00 AM
I enjoyed your original 'take' on this Theme,Cary. Most of us 'ventured outside' but you provided the 'wonder' in the coziness and excitement from inside the home. The enjambement flowed really well too.
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Cary Snowden
Date: 1/2/2019 9:52:00 AM
Wow. Thank you, Wendy! Thank you for taking the time to read, and thank you for such a wonderful and thoughtful comment. I put a little extra elbow grease on the pacing of each line, and I appreciate you noticing. This kind of poetry represents a new challenge for me and it was a lot of fun to work out. You have made my day. -Cary