The First Snow - Brookline, Massachusetts, 2009

Sparkling at sunrise, diamond encrusted

Trees stretch skyward, each sensual outline

Highlighted white, each graceful limb trusted

To model beauty bestowed by the sky.

No art can make the footfall silent here

Where pearls shatter with each step. Brittle,

My morning walk echoes shattering clear

From houses roundabout, wherein little

Goes on, no doubt, so early it is, here. 

Down the street delivered the Sunday Times,   

Thrown from the window of an SUV

To land in sleepy doorways.  Thinking, rhymes,

I write a poem, as so often suits me. 

And here it is, to share with you this small

But not insignificant joy, the first snowfall. 

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juneaukid 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Thank you very much, Tom Rubenoff, for sharing this excellent poem!


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Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Love the moments captured. Felt like I was looking around and the quiet glory of the first snow. Beautiful photos, all of them. Thanks for this quiet piece this Sunday morning.


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Aya Katz 6 years ago from The Ozarks

You're so lucky! Beautiful photos!


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Juneaukid!

Thanks, Frieda! It was a beautiful morning. :)

I am very fortunate, Aya! Thank you.


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

Beautiful moments.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Tom,

Really enjoyed your poem of the first snowfall in Brookline, Mass. However...I did not see a snowman like we had here in Houston! LOL


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Ya, you know I got all caught up in the trees. Thank you, Peggy!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

How beautiful!!! I love the snow but I am not keen to the cold , the pics are magnificent and the poem clearly describes! :)


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks so much, AEvans! :0)


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Hui (蕙) 4 years ago

I love snow, and love the quiet moment more. Poetic language flows out as white snow is dancing...


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Tom Rubenoff 4 years ago from United States Author

I love snow, too. Thank you!

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