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Seasonal Inspiration

Updated on December 4, 2011


Autumn turns into winter and we slowly try to sleep, and yet this season gives us so many happy memories. As we watch the leaves fall from the trees, and the glory of the autumn colours fade, we must remember that winter too has a beauty of its own. The sight of a frosty morning with the ice sharing a spider’s web, and the grass, a silvery grey is not to be missed. Or the sight of the geese making their way to warmer climates on a dawn sky, gives us such pleasure. Each season brings a beauty and grace entirely of its own. Are we not fortunate to appreciate nature the year round?

One of winters blessings

the beautiful robin
the beautiful robin | Source
Winter frost
Winter frost | Source

White Christmas

Strangford Lough on Christmas morning 2010
Strangford Lough on Christmas morning 2010 | Source


Silver shadows across the boughs,

sphagnum moss, the forest floor endows.

In the distance, the cry of a deer

the stag’s clash horns; it’s that time of year.

Icy cold wind, that strikes the heart

lovers stumble, never wish to part.

Autumn leaves turn from gold and rust

fallen damp on the ground, left to must.

The colour, vibrant, has long gone away,

no more shadows from the leaves doth sway.

Winter frolics, and a long time until spring

daffodils and bluebells bring blooms that swing.

The cheeky robin comes out for bread,

his beautiful breast of burnished red.

Footsteps glimpsed and left in the fleeting snow.

where they lead nobody knows.

Hot toddy, warm and filled with spice,

the drink that sooths on winter nights.

Soon the sound of children’s laughter,

will suddenly fill the air, but after

Christmas Day has been and gone,

It leaves lost echoes of children, having fun.

For all the seasons bring a special charm,

and leave loving notes, and no fear of harm.

My love for you has been blessed with each year,

but many tears have fallen on ground, not near.

Bless the children who make us smile,

and for the gift of life, that stays a while.

Cherished friends who share our daily load,

beautiful smiles that glitter like gold.

From in the eyes of children, we see our past

love and nature friends at last.


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful words which worked that certain magic for sure.

      Take care my dear friend and I send you lots of love across the Irish Sea.


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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dearest Annette,

      To me, winter is the culminating season of nature, families, memories, so warm and harsh at the the same time ...You have done yet another masterful job of pulling this together as only you can with your pen strokes. Your soothing work is like a tonic.

      Voted UP & UABI... please keep writing with your heart. Love, Maria

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      You've painted a wonderful picture of winter, so inviting!

      Voted up, best wishes MM

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha, I love this. Your words, so beautiful. You almost made me like winter, i said, " almost " HaHa

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Beautifully told poem thats is totally wonderful and awesome my friend Annette and your photo's are making us jealous. voted up awesome and beautiful.

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      Steve Mitchell 6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Lovely poem and the Strangford Loch picture is spectacular.


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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Lovely poem and the photos are also very pretty. We do not experience the 4 seasons in Houston, Texas with dramatic changes as more northern climates do with lots of snow and ice in the winters. But we still do have our seasons of the year. Enjoyed this!

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Nicely done Annette!

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Spectacular picture you have painted bluestar. Very scenic, serene, and subtle.

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      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Yes you captured the feel of the seasons changing. One of the reasons we like living in Oregon is being able to experience the 4 seasons

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      Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful and eloquent. This is a beautiful poem. It amazes me how the seasons are so inspirational to poets from country to country. Great job. What is hot toddy?

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      The one thing I most yearn for is to experience Autumn and Winter. As you know Jamaica is a never ending Summer, so I have never experienced your changes in season. Thanks for a colorful description.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love how you've described all the beauty that each season brings in your poem.