Anticipated Snowfall – by me


Snow clings in delicate patterns

To the fire-cut gazebo walls

And the faerie lights.


The trees, loaded with their burden,

Bend down to mix their snow

With that on the ground.


I said it wouldn’t last

As it started to fall on the too-warm ground—

It couldn’t stay; it was melting fast.


But it did.  It disproved me

As it started defiantly

To mount up.

First, a nice dusting.

Then, a promising layer of white.

Finally a full-blown blanket that brought the world to a standstill.


Delicate patterns, heavy drifts, frozen air—

It’s winter once again!


This actually was written (and the events therein occurred) at the end of January to the beginning of February.  It snowed for two days straight and I was so happy to get my snowfall!  Along with the package, we received three days off from normal life.  Yesterday, a light rain started, and by the time choir practice finished shortly after noon, thick white flakes were falling.  “Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow!  It won’t be long before we’ll all be there with snow!” – White Christmas

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