Snow, a Poem about Beauty, Poetry Rhapsody in White, Snow Angels, Ski Trips and beautiful Snowy Castles.

Pure Perfection

You can see where Everyone has been.
You can see where Everyone has been.
The Perfect Dream
The Perfect Dream
Crisp and Clean
Crisp and Clean
White and Cold
White and Cold
The newborn Landscape flows like Cream
The newborn Landscape flows like Cream
The Trees take shape
The Trees take shape
The Landscape in its Sunday best
The Landscape in its Sunday best

White Inspiration

On my way to my Writing Group held at the local Library, it started to snow. The blinding beauty of the swirling snowstorm caught my attention so that I could not concentrate on our leader's call to write on a specific subject. Instead I wrote a poem inspired by the beauty of the developing scene. The dirty parking lot was coated in pure white and the trees were similarly draped. A very dull scene was transported into total beauty. A strange hush engulfed us as if we were suddenly made deaf. Everything was muted and soft. Even the passing cars made no sound. We had entered a different world.

Strangely the meeting room featured some amazing examples of quilling, a Victorian craft which uses paper tubes like drinking straws. These examples were all of snowflakes in intricate detail. A further inspiration.

Here is my poem. I hope you enjoy it and can visualize the peaceful scene.

Snow

Snow, let it blow

Let it come and deck our scene

Let it cover,let it show

Where every one has been.


White and soft, white and clean

We look and see the perfect dream

Let it cover to be seen

Our newborn landscape flows like cream.


White and cold, for the bold

To slide and ski and make a mould

Snow Angels tell of children's joys

Snow men rise like giant toys.


Crisp and clean the trees take shape

Beautiful with their pure white drape

The landscape in its Sunday best

The earth lies silently at rest.



Snow Fun

Snow Angels tell of Children's Joys
Snow Angels tell of Children's Joys
Snowmen rise like giant Toys
Snowmen rise like giant Toys
Ethereal Beauty  ..............All photos courtesy of Flickr
Ethereal Beauty ..............All photos courtesy of Flickr

A Nostalgic Look at Britain in the Snow (1963)

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Zollstock 7 years ago

Oh, I've been waiting for snow (in vain thus far), but your photos and gentle words will tide me over until our time comes. I always feel that snow brings back childlike innocence for people and covers the neighborhood in peace. Not to mention that it muffles noises and covers dirt! Let it snow ...


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

It is a peaceful happening. Just hope it doesn't stay too long! Being a ski resort, it is the life blood of our village. thanks for stopping by.


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Alexander Mark 7 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Down here in the Sacto valley, it got really cold - almost freezing, but only for a moment and then it warmed up a little. But I figured it might have been snowing in the mountains and I was sad that the skies were clear here. Still the freezing wind turned my thoughts to the silence and beauty of snow and I'm glad one of us could enjoy it and revel in it.


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Oh Oh! I hope it doesn't kill my magic tomato plant in CH! It was -10 C last night, that cold enough? The snow is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by>


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Joy At Home 7 years ago from United States

This poem - and the photos - were beautiful! Snow scenes are one of my favorite things.


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hi Joy, thanks for dropping by. Snow has a magical appeal doesn't it?


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Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

Hi, what a lovely poem. I live in buckinghamshire England, and we don't get a lot of snow, we just get slush and hail! it don't think that merits a poem, do you? and I love the pictures, I am going to take another look! thanks it was lovely. Nell


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hi Nell, thanks for stopping by. Snow is very beautiful but sometimes we get too much here! Glad you enjoyed it.


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BEAUTYBABE 7 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.

I love your poem about "Snow". I live in Australia and in the state of Queensland, which is the warmest state. I have been to the snowfields down south and I know how lovely it can be just to be in the snow. I see you are new to writing well so am I. I am in fact a trained singer, but I have had to stop singing professionally because of illness. I find has been good therapy. I wonder if you could let me know what you think of my amateur attempt at "lyrical poetry". I would love to be your fan. BB


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hi BB, loved your Rose poem, so evocative. I find writing is very therapeutic so I hope it helps you with your struggle against illness. Hope you feel better soon.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

Gypsy, poem and photos are so beautiful. Seems I will only have snow in my dreams these days unless I fly to it! Hehe. I have fond memories in my heart from living in ski country.. It is such a treat to be enjoyed! :)


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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Hi I, thanks for stopping by. Snow is beautiful but after 15 years of freezing winters I'm ready to move somewhere warm!


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quicksand 6 years ago

Brr! I like those pictures ... and the poem too! :)


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks,Quicksand Snow is very beautiful. We have plenty at the moment and a lot of Brr! too, its -5'F outside.


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Beautiful pictures, beautifully put.Thank you.


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks for the kind comment D.A.L.


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Ivan the Terrible 6 years ago from Madrid

Most of our snow in Spain occurs either in the far north, or in the mountains north of Madrid, where I live. But it did snow just a little a few weeks back. Nothing stuck, though, just a gentle dusting.


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

A gentle dusting is how I like my snow Ivan. Thanks for dropping by.


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Yard of nature 6 years ago from Michigan

We've had a gentle dusting this very day ... and it's a good thing. The old snow beneath it is now 8 inches deep and hard as a rock. Thanks for singing the praises of the white stuff.


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

It does freshen it up a bit, doesn't it/ I must admit this was written during the first fall of winter. I dont feel quite so ebullient about it now! Thanks for skidding by!!!


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Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

gypsy willow...I enjoyed your poem and pictures


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks Enlydia, glad you came by!


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epigramman 6 years ago

I think - therefore I am free too!

And I just started thinking (for myself) for the first time in my life with your poetic revelations - yoweeeeeeeeeeeeee - I am listening to Screaming Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you - love the snow though and I'm a disgruntled Canadian!

Bravo to you - keep thinking the way you're thinking!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

wonderful flow of words. smooth, beautiful, simple, and wondrous

thank you


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thank you for reading my poetry Ben


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Barbsbitsnpieces 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@Gypsy Willow...Spectacular photos to enhance the lovely, snowy white words!


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thank you Barbara. Snow does have its good points although 9 months of it this year was a bit much!


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Scarface1300 5 years ago

A lovely piece of poetry.


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thank you Scarface. Glad you stopped by!


blog8withJ 5 years ago

Lovely series of pictures. Great poem of snow as well. To be honest, I'm not ready for the snow here in Toronto:-)


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

As I write it is snowing here in the Sierras and bitterly cold. At least the skiers are happy! Thanks for the comment!


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Crissylite 5 years ago

I love snow! What a nice poem. :)


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks Crissylite. Snow is so pretty, I love it too.


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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Well, now, You don't have to rhyme, I love much of what you have done...Get to the essence! You have tons of talent! Best wishes for Christmas! lily


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Gypsy Willow 4 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks Lilyfly, I've never been good at following rules! Thanks for the visit and the kind comment.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Well Gypsy Willow,this is a beautiful hub which I have to vote up up and away.

Here's to so many more to share on here.

Take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Gypsy Willow 4 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thanks so much Eddy, I appreciate the comments and the upping!


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Perspycacious 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Every good and pleasurable Hub deserves its resurrection, for without a recent comment each wonderful hub lies dormant beneath the snow of forgetting. I'm glad to resurrect this beauty and the beautiful photos accompanying it, especially the "landscape flowing like cream" photo which is worth framing.


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Gypsy Willow 3 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Thank you Perspycacious that is the nicest comment I have ever received! Makes me feel warm!


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Perspycacious 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

I'm glad I could make you feel warm in this bitterly cold January weather we have been having! Cheers.


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Gypsy Willow 3 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand Author

Quite! it is 24'f outside this morning and it doesn't feel much warmer inside. I needed that comment!

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