First Snow

A Poem By Anna // 11/10/2008

Fragile fairy structures
Climbing up your window
Tell you what has come,
What is to be
Again.
It makes you
Smile.
Run outside
Spread your arms
To the falling snow
It urges you
To let go
And smile.
Snowflakes
Caught in your hair
And on your lashes
Sparkle and shimmer
Like a million jewels-
Like the stars above,
They wink, they twinkle
They set off
Your smile.
Great black trees
Tower against the sky,
Against the purple twilight,
Against the world
Lose restraint
Twirl among them
Turn you face
To the snow
Cascading down,
Washing clean
Held aloft by the wind
It enraptures, enthralls, and catches
Your smile.
Hear the fall
Of new snow
As it strikes the ground,
Like fairy footfalls
Listen
Love it
Taste the cold
Chill
On your tongue-
And on your hand
A frail white flake
Waits a moment
And dies.
Will you sorrow?
Or find love again-
And smile?
Look around you
At Creation
Don’t be afraid
To love it
Don’t hesitate
To see God’s hand
In his handiwork
And delight in the snow,
Sky,
Stars,
Trees
And a night when you can see them all,
Lovely,
Free,
Bittersweet-
Yours for the taking.
Smile.

Comments

This is lovely Anna! I

This is lovely Anna! I especially like the lines Bittersweet-/Yours for the taking./Smile.
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Abstract, random thoughts flit through my mind,
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Sarah | Mon, 11/10/2008

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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I say! Why I do say! Good show, good show! Very good, carry on.

Hey, I just showed my mom your profile (and a bunch of other peoples stuff) and she likes you a lot. She think you are very smart, and "she has a wonderful grasp of words!"

"I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by."-Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Mon, 11/10/2008

whoa

Amazing.

It makes me wish it were really snowing here, not just threatening to.
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Clare Marie | Mon, 11/10/2008

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Thanks, guys! (And, Brit,

Thanks, guys!
(And, Brit, thank your mom for me. :D)

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Anna | Mon, 11/10/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

You remind me so much of my

You remind me so much of my best friend, Xan (don't her profile or poem, she's really a very nice person). You talk about so many of the same things she does. You're very funny. Ha! Ha! (I'm laughing to let you know how funy you are)

"I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by."-Captain Jack Sparrow

The Brit | Mon, 11/10/2008

I'm sure it's quite the

I'm sure it's quite the compliment. :) Actually, her profile reminds me of my friend Leah (who is not on AP, but I have her blog address on my profile).
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Anna | Tue, 11/11/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

:0)

I think this is the first poem of yours that I've read, btw.

Heather | Tue, 11/11/2008

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

:0)

Winter is one of my favorite times of the year, Anna. Therefore, I loved this poem! Good job! I like how it's free verse and the lines "bittersweet/yours for the taking..."
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But he didn't live happily ever after because he was a fairy-tale non-conformist
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Heather | Tue, 11/11/2008

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

I love the beginning of

I love the beginning of winter... It's so beautiful.

I don't think it's the first one... you read "Bring Us Home" and "Battle of the Poems", didn't you? (At least, you commented on them...)
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"Weddings? I love weddings! Drinks all around!" -Jack Sparrow

Anna | Wed, 11/12/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

It hardly ever snows where I

It hardly ever snows where I live, and when it does it's usually in January. But I love snow.
Nice poem =)

Tamerah | Wed, 11/12/2008

Oh yeah, you're right. Now

Oh yeah, you're right. Now that you mention it, I did! I just forgot about them. My mind's been crazy full of millions of things since.
I can't wait until we get some snow. I was really pulling for snow before Thanksgiving, but I don't know if that's going to happen. My favorite things about snow are the sledding and snowball fights. Every year, a family I know has invited two or three other families out to their farm, and us kids will spend the entire afternoon stripping their yard of snow in three or four snowball battles. :0)
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But he didn't live happily ever after because he was a fairy-tale non-conformist
~Duncan MR

Heather | Wed, 11/12/2008

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

I know how it is. :) I love

I know how it is. :)
I love sledding... I've always liked igloos more than snow-ball fights though. But that sounds really fun. :D
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Anna | Thu, 11/13/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

I think one of the reasons I

I think one of the reasons I like it is because I can throw almost as hard as any guy I know, so they're all scared of me. :0) We never have enough snow to do igloos, unfortunately. :0(
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But he didn't live happily ever after because he was a fairy-tale non-conformist
~Duncan MR

Heather | Fri, 11/14/2008

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

I love snowball fights! I

I love snowball fights! I always win. :)
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Sarah | Fri, 11/14/2008

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

Blogging away!
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Ah, snowflakes...

Ah, snowflakes... My favorite! Laying on my back in the snow, watching them swirl on the breeze...
Great job on your beautiful rendition of one of the most beautiful scenes in Creation!
~Mary

Mary | Mon, 11/17/2008

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Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

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