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Snow

16 Jan

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Small flakes spiralling

Cold on damp melting

The world greying

Houses shiver under wet roofs

Trees drink in great gulps

Cars slow then spring ahead

Lights sparkle or quaver

Sound quavers too

Then stills

 

Sharp flakes needling

Ice on ice driving

The world hurting

Houses flinch beneath metal skies

Trees sway at the assault

Cars spin then skid awry

Lights dance or flicker

Sound flickers too

Then stills

 

Huge flakes smothering

White on black swirling

The world narrowing.

Houses cower behind closed doors

Trees shrivel into deep roots

Cars loom then disappear

Lights fail or waver

Sound wavers too

Then stills

 

White drifts glistening

Quartz on silver shimmering

The world shining

Houses crouch inside warmed walls

Trees display jewelled arms

Cars slide then come to rest

Lights pale and are muted

Sound is muted too

Then stills

 

(The tree is at the bottom of our garden but I took this picture a few winters ago)

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2 Comments

Posted by on January 16, 2017 in poetry

 

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2 responses to “Snow

  1. Kat Soini

    January 25, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Always enjoy your poetry! The repetition in this is great, all the different descriptions. Particularly liked ‘Houses flinch beneath metal skies’ – more snow, less rain I say!

     
  2. jaymountney

    January 25, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you! It wasn’t all the same snowstorm – more a series of experiences over a number of winters!

     

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