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Brought Back to the Blizzard

Updated on April 5, 2012

To be

In this place again

This field stricken with new-fallen

White sky falling customarily

In its flat crystalline hiss


Dead leaves


This place again

Dead weeds bent

By below zero gale

Like flying glass

Pierces my jacket

My ribcage

My heart


Hard place this

Miles from home

The storm gaining strength

Its ghost-roar exhaling

A fury of shards

Like venom


There seems

Only one solution

Hands in pockets

Narrow my eyes

Collar turned up

Walk and breathe

Breathe and walk

Until I am home

In motion

Through the snowstorm

I am glad because

I choose to stop

Wondering why

And simply choose

To be



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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Eddy! Happy holiday to you, too. :)

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Great hub and photos.

      We had the promise of snow but nothing yet,although there has been some in England and Scotland. I loved this one;take care and enjoy your Easter weekend.


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      Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States

      This is actually my 5th poem on my way to completing 30 poems in 30 days as part of NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Writing Month which runs concurrently with National Poetry Month in the United States.

      The poem is actually about a vision I had in meditation, but I am enjoying so much that readers are being taken back to memories of snow. I love snow, too, and missed having it this year since we had such a mild winter here in Massachusetts. I did not miss shoveling, however :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Burr, Winter wonderland is beautiful to look at, but walking against the wind can't be any fun. Enjoyed your poem..Happy Spring has arrived....

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      Gypsy48 6 years ago

      Enjoyed this poem. I miss the snow so much. As a child I lived in Alaska, Canada And Germany. Loved walking in the snow and hearing the crunchy sound with each step. Thanks for taking me back to some wonderful memories!

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      This was a great Hub. Loved your photos. I used to live in snow country but now in sunny Florida, and I really don't miss the snow.

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      KatrineDalMonte 6 years ago

      I truly love winter wonderland, there is something so magical about snow. But it also has its cons of course. Lovely poem.

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Wow, took me back to winter, i even felt a chill. nice.