The Poet Records The Snow's Medley

The Poet Records the Snow's Medley

The harsh tips of the frigid tree limbs tower in cold repose

Their majestic spines intertwined in a crippled pose


Unashamed of their nakedness, they quiver bluntly into the sky

Clouds hang achingly, a gray so deep and familiar, they do not lie


Soon the frozen clouds will give up their secrets,

And the dead world will be buried beneath us


And the anxious can comfortably hover inside.


The winter storm bursts forth, in its silent white wonder

Threatening, with the softest of weapons, no lightning, no thunder


These blankets that the clouds lay on the land can be so heavy

And the snowflakes glistening kisses can make the roads so deadly


But the silence that explodes with a beautiful whisper

Is enough to please the patient listener,


And the poet bends to record the snow’s medley.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

"Soon the frozen clouds will give up their secrets." That is a beautiful line, and the entire poem is one continual treat for the senses. Well done my friend.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much Bill. Sometimes a fresh snowfall can be so inspiring. Hoping all is well where you are!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Written like a true Mainer : )


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

= ) I guess its who I am now. I'll take it.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for offering us the magic via your words.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you for the kind words, Mhatter99, and I am glad you enjoyed. I like your name = )


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JimTxMiller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

Words and pictures working in harmony like the keys of a piano, lovingly played.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

JimTXMiller Thank you for reading and your wonderful comments! I am glad you enjoyed, that one took me a while to get just right.


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epigramman 3 years ago

....and with the poetic talent and photographic genius in which you most magically possess - you could certainly record any medley of nature or mankind - sending warm wishes and good thoughts from lake erie time ontario canada 1:44pm where it feels more like spring today but returning to the deep freeze and snow flurries tomorrow


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

why thank you, my fellow dweller of winter wonderlands! It feels like spring today here, as well, but very dreary and rainy. Sending warm wishes back from Maine!


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epigramman 3 years ago

....yes it's the same here - I feel we're getting ripped off for the sun ..... and the wind chill by the lake is messing with my mind - lol


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Haha yes, I wanted to take my son exploring today after having to be cooped up with single digit weather, but its just so dreary


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Amy Becherer 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You capture the feelings I feel with a snowfall perfectly, so much so, I shivered. This poetry is awesomely emotive as matched by your magnificent photographs. Thank you.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Wow Amy thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoyed it, I tried hard to get it just right, and you make me feel like I am successful, I am glad I can stir a feeling with someone. I always want to put poems to my photographs and I'm glad you think they go well together! Thank you for reading!!


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dallaswriter 3 years ago from North Carolina

oh, the snow's melody! Beautiful and a perfect written art canvas of the dead, beautiful, winter sleep! Voted up and beautiful!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much dallaswriter! I am so glad you liked it and thank you for the kind words!!


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

This is beautiful, you capture the silence of snow with your words, that "explodes with a beautiful whisper." Really very good.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you, I am beyond "xstatic" that this one is being so well received. I am glad you enjoyed it and thank you for reading!!


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Another wonderful job at expressing winter and every look at snow.Very lucky in Maine not to have to many snow storms this year and last year.Then again the winter isn't over yet.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much, Dream On! Looks like we're neighbors. Today feels like spring, an ugly spring, but I had to turn the heat off in my truck this morning! Knock on wood, though, whenever I think spring will come early, we end up getting blasted with like a foot of snow. But it makes for some inpsiration! I am glad you enjoyed it!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Wonderful imagery. Love snowstorms. Passing this on.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee! I also love snowstorms, they are so quiet but bring a lot to the Earth. Thank you for sharing and commenting!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Very well written! Bizarrett, your poetry is beautiful and I look forward to reading more!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you bravewarrior! I look forward to sharing work with you!


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

So eloquently written with lovely photos. What a delightful read!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you CriSp!


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d.william 2 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Great poetry and beautiful pictures. There is no denying the fact that there is true beauty in the aftermaths of a snow storm. I hated driving in it back and forth to work when i lived through it, but so look forward to its beauty again now that i have retired and no longer have to face the dangers of driving through it. Great job.


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you d.william. I was actually just thinking about this poem today, funny you should comment on it. I hate driving in the snow, but I still can't deny how pretty it is when everything is covered in snow. It makes even the ugliest parts of the world beautiful.


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d.william 2 years ago from Somewhere in the south

So, it IS true that great minds think alike after all.


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

It must be!!


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Couplets can be challenging, but you did an excellent job with great imagery. Great poetry. Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much Jamie = )

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