A Winter's Gift (a Haiku)

Snow covered limbs...
Snow covered limbs...
White side walks...
White side walks...
Inside, a warming bed...
Inside, a warming bed...
Winter has come again...
Winter has come again...
Childhood joy begins...
Childhood joy begins...


Winter's special gift,

Quilts of white, lovingly spread.

Draped over limbs of trees,

Where grey squirrels slip to bed.


Red Wings gather close,

As their chattering is heard,

A warming tactic,

By such an intelligent bird.


Field mice hide in nests,

Safe, deeply within the ground,

Warmed by earth and moss,

Devoid of Wintery sound.


As I lie in bed,

Soft pillows beneath my head,

Without fears or dread,

Out, I'd rather be, instead.


Morning's snow shall be,

The delightful white I'll see.

Childhood memory's glee,

Then I'd run and play, so free.






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As in their beds, each child to dream...
As in their beds, each child to dream...

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annart 23 months ago from SW England

I'm thoroughly enjoying your poetry today, whonu! It does bring out childhood memories, doesn't it, when all the snow silently shrouds the ground? Magical and mystical.

You transported me to that magical world. Thank you.

Ann


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colorfulone 23 months ago from Minnesota

In the midst of January with snow all around, and beautiful bright blue skies...this was inspiring for me. Thank you.


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bravewarrior 23 months ago from Central Florida

I used to love playing in the snow as a little girl. I'm glad I have the memories because I no longer have the snow.


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Yes, we all have memories that remain, no matter how old we become. Thanks. whonu


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MsDora 23 months ago from The Caribbean

Winter affects humans and creatures in different ways, but there is joy in there, somewhere. Thanks for the beautiful lines.


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Thanks MsDora and keep warm my friend. whonu


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grand old lady 23 months ago from Philippines

Lovely poem, very picturesque. Makes me miss winter in Boston, where I lived for a year.


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and blessings. whonu

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