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Winter Wonder
by Marcia Miller-Twiford

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Winter Wonder

Winter lays her first blanket of pristine white
a comforter for next spring's miracles
a hush falls over the land
as all remain transfixed in awe
the shower of white individuality
enamors young and old
skis are waxed in anticipation
skates sharpened for the first opportunity
grills cleaned and stored away
mulch laid over bulbs planted below
wood piles grow higher in preparation
hearty soups and stews simmer once again
the popcorn tastes better by a roaring fire
than it did at the summer fair
cotton candy memories give way to anticipation
of making angels in the snow
turtle-neck sweaters and woolen mittens
hot cocoa and cinnamon toast
cozy comforters, flannel sheets, comfy blankets
brought out of storage
everything quiets and awaits
and we never tire of the wonder of it all

© Marcia Miller-Twiford

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 12/1/2010
I am particularly appreciative of your poem, Marcia, as I do love the winter (most do not). You've captured the essence so wonderfully and all those homey feelings we get at this time of year. Lovely piece! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/1/2010
Marcia, although I'm not a winter person, you have written this so beautifully that it makes me appreciate winter a bit more.
Reviewed by Mary Metcalf 11/11/2009
oh how i love this one, winter time is my favorite time.
love and hugs
mary etta
Reviewed by Debra Baker 11/10/2009
Marcia
This was beautiful, lovely and cozy. I absolutely adored this write my dear friend...
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 11/3/2009
an engaging capture, marcia!
carries me back to my east coast years.
simply lovely,
carolyn
Reviewed by David Hightower 10/19/2009
Marcia - The vivid imagery of your Winter Wonder presents an idyllic season that even a southerner can envy. - David
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/19/2009
Lovely write, Marcia. Winter is indeed on the way, and I'm sure here in eastern Canada we'll get walloped once again, but it really is a beautiful season. To me, all seasons are inspirational blessings!

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/18/2009
Your lovely "Winter Wonder" poem gives appeal to coming winter. Sounds wonderful, especially since I woke up to low temperatures here this morning in North Florida.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/18/2009
Richly, beautifully imaged, you capture Winter Wonder(s) powerfully, Marcia. One of your best. Excellent!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

I, too, love that kitty!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/18/2009
Yet...on a shy corner, still lingers a whiff of summer somewhere...

Georg

Reviewed by jude forese 10/17/2009
captures atmosphere via vivid imagery one can easily visualize and feel ...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/17/2009
I, for one, look forward to winter. I live in Texas; summers here are brutal, and as I get older, I find the heat bothers me more and more! Bring on the cold and the snow!!!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Wonderful poem, and I love the kitty!
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/17/2009
SO, SO TRUE. EACH SEASON BRINGS ITS OWN SPECIAL, UNIQUE BEAUTY AND BLESSINGS. I AM GLAD THAT I LIVE IN THE TEMPERATE ZONE. I GET TO EXPERIENCE ALL FOUR SEASONS AND THUS, BESIDES BEING KEPT AND BLESSED EVERYDAY, I AM BLESSED 4 TIMES, EXTRA ESPECIALLY, DURING THE YEAR WITH THE ADVENT OF EACH NEW SEASON. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS GEM AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE - HIS INSPIRATIONS



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