Evergreens seen wearing powdery poufy gowns
for snowflakes piled during the night in my town.
No winding black ribbon streets seen
for the snow makes everything clean.
And silence settles
over the meadows.
Everything’s covered with a soft blanket
like the inner batting of a warm quilt.
A stillness can be heard –
earth being comforted
with this snow-white soft blanket spread
over the garden’s winter beds.
It’s quiet, no songs heard
from winter-time birds
for creatures are hibernating
hidden under this covering.
The sky’s heavy laden.
No bright sun peaking.
There are snow cones
on fence posts formed
and flower pots
wearing cone hats.
A party awaits.
Don’t you be late!
Out comes the scarves and mittens,
warm boots and woolen leggings
for a day of fun is planned.
Don’t forget the toboggan.
Snow cones are sampled.
There’s snowballs ample.
Soon Frosty takes shape.
With a bright scarf he’s draped.
He oversees his kingdom
until the temperature warms
then he disappears
until next year.
Someone else does appear
with two pink cheeks dear,
and a cold
without a hat, and clothes soaking wet
demanding a cup of hot chocolate.
Silence returns to the garden
now overseen by a snowman.
The undisturbed covering
now with footprints trampling.
A fun memory was made today.
That makes the cold of winter okay.
* * * * *
A snow day!
Rather you consider snow a trick or a treat
whichever you might choose – it still is neat!
Little frozen wisps of snowy white fluff
piled high might cause you to get stuck.
Created by God for our enjoyment
while others find extra employment.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth”…
The animals take cover;
they remain in their dens…
The breath of God produces ice,
and the broad waters become frozen…
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