Friday, 8 January 2010

More Wintry Thoughts


'S No Joke


This snow is glistening brightly;
the back door's iced-up, tightly.
The front door opens very wide -
but icy blasts will creep inside
each time I peep into the street
to study all the prints of feet
of wary walkers who pass by
and trample bits of fallen sky -
for isn't this what snowflakes are?
A cloud that came here from afar?


31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Round here we don't get snow-flakes most times..they come down stone-sized! I've seen the reports and do hope you're staying warm, luv ;) Cheers!

Anvilcloud said...

"Fallen sky:" I like it.

Anonymous said...

minus thirty nine here, no joke, my car won/t start so i go under a pillow with my head...fridgid and i am so depressed, me and sissy, putzy

gerry boyd said...

The snow is obviously a great inspiration to you Jinksy. BRRRRRRavo!

Rosaria Williams said...

Ohhhh! Lovely! Just the right touch- imagery of feet trampling bits of fallen sky-

We need more whimsy.
We need more Jinksy.

Caddie said...

You are a poet;do you know it?
A good one Jinksy.

Hilary said...

You make a winters' day seem almost enjoyable. I love "bits of fallen sky"

Fletch said...

Now, that I can appreciate.

I may yet become a convert to 'rhyme', but only if it is written your way!

Kay said...

what a beautiful image of a far away cloud landing in your backyard...never looked at from this perspective, you have engaged my mind to a wonderful thoughts :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sounds pretty much like here Jinksy - I am beginning to get cabin fever and no end in sight - thank goodness for blogging, I say. I shall tell my friend, Wendy, about the door being frozen - her back door is frozen solid and she is having to use the front door - she will be relieved to know she is not alone. Keep warm.

NitWit1 said...

Well we had unpredicted snowflakes this a.m. + bitterly cold 5 deg. F temp. Tonight it will be lower.

Love the part about "prints of feet' my dog makes funny prints depending on l
how deep it is.

Rinkly Rimes said...

We've just seen the 'from space' view of Britain completely white! Unbelievable! But I well remember equally bad winters from the past so I'm not brooding too much on Climate Change! What worries me is that your Met Office said the winter would be mild! Who can we trust?

Jackie said...

I love "snowflakes are clouds that come from afar"...
Beautiful writing, jinksy!

Patty said...

Nice poem. Now have yourself a happy week-end.

Bernie said...

I hope your cupboards are stocked, and that you are snuggly warm by the fire....take another winter's break from the everyday routine of life, you shouldn't go outside anyway while the sky is falling down....loved this poem, could easily visualize seeing all that you are living through......:-) Hugs

Marian Dean said...

Lovely imagery Jinksy

Love Granny

steven said...

a lovely wintery poem jinksy. i walked home tonight - an hour and forty five to cover 8 km - and it was a lazy wind that blew right through me instead of around me. have a warm evening. steven

mutti said...

Lovely poem, Jinksy.

Just think here on the other side of the world the sun is shining and the sea is glittering with never a thought of winter.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! Love this! made me smile....

Unspoken said...

I love the whimsical touch!

Anonymous said...

I wish the cloud had come from as 'afar' as here...still not even a peep of rain. i want to build at least one snowman this year - sandmen fall apart too quickly!

Unknown said...

Hello Jinksy,

If snowflakes are bits of fallen sky, there can't be much more left up there! Glad you're staying inside and just taking the occasional peep.

Shrinky said...

Oh, so well penned (clapping my hands)! Bravo Jinksy, you've summed up the past couple of weeks beautifully - and managed to do it with your usual observational, humourus clarity.

Carolina said...

That is a wonderful description of snowflakes, you brilliant poet!

Snap said...

Love this -- sounds like my back and front doors -- no snow -- just lots of cold. Well done!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Beautiful.
;^)

Stella Jones said...

Yes, a cloud, I like that, very much too. The snowflakes are just like little pieces of cloud, aren't they.
We have more to come tomorrow, I see.
Keep warm!
Blessings, Star

Sniffles and Smiles said...

"But icy blasts will creep inside..." Dear AF Jinks...have you been sneaking around my house this week??? Oh, you are delightful!!! This is a perfect poem!! You capture the cold precisely...I wish you could contain it in your words, and never let it out again...but I shall enjoy it nevertheless as it draws such lovely imagery forth from you!!! ~Janine XO

Anonymous said...

Very pretty poem. It was a joy to read since we don't get snow in my neck of the woods!

-Alisa Hope

Crafty Green Poet said...

snowflakes as fallen sky - lovely image...

Carolina said...

Delightful as always :-)