Thursday, March 5, 2015

SOLC # 6 And Winter Poetry - Again!


 



Day Six of the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge. 



I'm also slicing with my classroom at  Linda & Jonathan's Class Blog.

Today it's also Poetry Friday. Robyn Campbell is hosting Poetry Friday today, sharing a few different roads we might take!  See all the posts at her blog HERE.  

          
I am unsure that anyone wants another winter poem, but I have one, and hope you enjoy this one. There are no chills or winds blasting the flakes across your roadways, and no piles of snow so high that you think you have inherited foothills on your streets, I promise.



            Carol Varsalona has been collecting poems for what she calls her galleries, and some of us have shared with her and she, in turn, shares a beautiful collection online each season. Carol blogs at Beyond Literacy Link and has had her own large share of winter lately. She is kind when she asks for poems, but she does "nudge", so for the past months I've been on the lookout for "winter". We had unusually warm days early this year, and then at the end of February, set a record for the most snow in that month ever. Strange weather, and so I continued to try to find something to write. Finally, one day, looking out the window, ready to go clean off my car (I don't have a garage.) there it was, and here is my poem and the inspiration.  


Sunshine After Snow

white snow snakes 
bask on tree branches
outside my window
Linda Baie ©All Rights Reserved


26 comments:

  1. I love your poem, Linda, and I love the sunshine in your photo! I think we have all your snow! I wrote a poem for Carol's gallery today, also, and have a line about snow-covered branches. Great minds...

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  2. I love how you notice the world around you.
    Sunshine on the snow is so beautiful!

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  3. I am NOT missing winter this year! I am glad you can see the good in it.

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  4. I love your poem and I am not tired of winter poems yet. Just tired of the snow!

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  5. Love the thought of snow basking in the sun - that is exactly what I can picture myself doing sometime soon, Linda!

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  6. white snow snakes- now that is some imagery that just hits you the second the words float into you mind. Love it!

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  7. Snow snakes - how utterly fabulous! Many a time I have taken in the beauty of snow resting on the branches of the trees, but never thought of it in such a poetic manner. Thank you for the poem; it is beautiful.

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  8. Yes - white snow snakes! That's brilliant, Linda.
    Can't tire of another winter poem when it's as wonderful as this one. (& wishing you lots of sunshine this month...!)

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  9. Yes, I am tired of winter. However sunshine on newly fallen snow does make for a beautiful picture. I also like sunshine glistening on ice covered tree branches after an ice storm. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love the vision your words create! Then the photo is the icing on the cake.

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  11. That photo gives me hope -- snow on the branches, yes, but it's melting. Like the snake metaphor in your poem. :)

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  12. Lovely little slip of a poem! I would like a winter poem with the power to banish endless indoor recesses .... (but at least some of my students have been choosing to write poems then!)

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  13. Ooh - LOVE the idea of snow snakes! Nicely done!

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  14. "White snow snakes" - love this! Sun and snow together are spectacular.

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  15. So simple and clean - the picture reinstates what your words have states. Spring can't be far away.

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  16. Lunch time! Thanks everyone, so glad you enjoyed my little bit of whimsical winter. I read many wonderful poems & slices about winter this morning before work. Will return later this afternoon.

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  17. Yes! That's it exactly today. The warm March sun just loves the snow and makes it shine! Thanks for sharing today.

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  18. Inspiring. I wonder how snowflakes feel about basking in the sun? It's 50 here. :) The first graders are basking away!

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  19. "snow snake" :-)
    What a wonderful poem. So glad you shared it! We have sunshine today after another "snow day" here in Texas where we had "snow snakes", too!

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  20. Fantastic poem. I love watching sunshine on the snow. We've had snow snakes in NC only twice this year. Unbelievable because the northeast had so much snow.

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  21. Perfect, Linda! What a wonderful winter haiku. (Hope this means you'll be in a tanka mood this month... hint hint!)

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  22. That snow is really slinky all over the branches! Good find!

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  23. The white snow snakes! I see them. Love the simplicity of this winter moment.

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  24. Oh, how I miss that Colorado sky! And now I will never look at snow on branches without thinking "snow snakes!"

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  25. Isn't it marvelous how there's always something new to find, even when you think everything has been said about a subject? I love your snow snakes, Linda :-) !

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