Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NaPoWriMo #28: 3WW: Depart, Ignite, Rotten

Late Snow Ignites Dreams of Future

Woke up to six inches
of late April snow
covering all the baby
leaves and flowers.

Winter takes his time
to depart in this neck
of the woods. I grabbed
my camera and snapped

a couple pictures to take
with us to Florida
when we retire in another
year, to remind us of why

we don’t want to live up here
where the weather is rotten
most of the time. Then I put
my boots on, got the shovel

out, cleaned off my truck,
and made my way
to school. One day
closer to being done.


Andy Sewina said...

Phew, I feel the same way, nicely expressed.

Tammy Brierly said...

Hi Linda, I think I missed your poetry the most. I'm a bit rusty but I wrote a poem on spring snow. We actually retired to the snow. lol

Thomma Lyn said...

Wow, late April snow! I hope Spring comes to you soon. And such a nice poem.

Chef E said...

Very nicely expressed! I can visualize with you...

anthonynorth said...

Not a good time to have snow.

Greyscale Territory said...

After a series of landscape images, the last line becomes an enigmatic soulful sigh! Interesting conclusion!

Amity said...

But I love snow...maybe because I have not seen any yet!

I wish to see and touch it with my bare hands someday soon!

Thanks for the hopeful poem on nature!



Carina said...

What a wonderful, descriptive picture of your life in that moment of time. Lovely!

Dee Martin said...

Oh man, there is something magical about the first snow but the magic wears off. Not a bit of it left come April. Snowing on baby flowers and leaves makes you want to slap it around a bit. Happy Florida!!

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