The Snowstorm

snow day1You and I, we view every snowstorm as a major inconvenience: yanking on coats and boots and scarves and hats and gloves; treacherous roads, traffic snarls and fender benders; grey skies and Seasonal Affective Disorder…

But children, they see that same snowstorm through a completely different set of eyes.


winter scene through windowThe Snowstorm

Toasty little flannelled feet,
Tiptoe ‘cross the nursery rug,
Busy, dimpled starfish hands,
Give the drapery cords a tug.

The amber glow of streetlamp light,
Illuminates two widened eyes,
That dance, as icing-sugar spills
In silence, from the murky skies.

Cheeks a-bloom like scarlet roses,
Button nose pressed to the glass,
Watching God’s vanilla frosting
Spread to hide the crisp, brown grass.

mother and babyA gleeful gasp of baby’s breath;
Behold the wondrous sight below!
God has closed his doors above,
And scattered stars upon the snow.

As the sun begins its rise above
The dips and peaks of whipping cream,
Nanny finds, upon the sill,
Her charge, curled ‘round a winter dream.



  1. February 5, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Have you had any of your poetry published? This is so good! And I agree with your point about a child’s vision vs an adults.


    • February 6, 2016 at 3:08 am

      Yes, I’ve been published here and there. Thanks for the encouragement!
      Little eyes definitely have a much clearer view than old jaded ones. 🙂


  2. Nora Ohanjanians said,

    February 4, 2016 at 2:41 am

    I like all the food images and metaphors. Yum.

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  3. February 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    That is a beautiful poem! Everything is magical thru a child’s eyes. Too bad we have difficulty getting that vision back. I think we know too much. The limb missed the cars, lucky you. I thought I would be seeing more bloggers posting snowstorm picturres, but I do not seem to see many–mainly European ones!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Erica Herd said,

    February 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm


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  5. February 3, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Good reminder! Very beautifully put.

    Liked by 1 person

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