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The Snowgod

Updated on January 10, 2012

In the night, you come

Silently drifting petals of ice over my world,

Rimming my window pane with white,

Unknown to me,

As I sleep beneath eaves and eiderdown,

Above polished oak and braided rug,

With one flannel clad arm flung carelessly

And the tabby kitten by my side.

I know nothing of your frosty venture

From heaven, to earth.

You continue into gray light

Where I acknowledge and rejoice in your presence.

The tabby kitten sits by the hearth in warm content,

But I restlessly venture into your domain

And feel a seldom known peace creep over me

As I walk within you.

I feel icy crystals settle gently on my hair,

Stick in my eyelashes

And melt against my upturned cheeks.

I feel not your cold, for you bring to me

The feverish warmth and delight

Of the Snowgod.

I walk endlessly through empty streets

To the edge of town -

There I walk through woods

Where I am in my own world.

For you have filled the trail of my progress.

But as the sky begins to darken

I turn my steps to a warm fireside

Where a tabby kitten and hot chocolate

Patiently await my return, knowing, as I do

That you, the icy windrider of the night

Will return as you will leave, in the benevolent arms

Of the Snowgod.

Copyright 2012 Brett Valentine Winn


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      Brett Winn 5 years ago from US

      Deborah, you are so sweet!!! I wrote that in high school (lived where it seldom snowed, so it was a BIG deal) and to this day it is one of my favorites. Thank you so very much!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Awesome poem.. breathtaking.. beautifully written. I voted up..


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      kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

      Very beautiful,i really liked it.

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      Brett Winn 6 years ago from US

      Ghaelach, all you have to do to love snow is to live in the South! Thanks for your much appreciated comments and vote!

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      Ghaelach 6 years ago

      Morning Brett.

      An absolutely beautiful hub.

      I am surprised, can it be that "Jack Frost" has become a charmer and amorous in his old age??


      Take care Brett and keep every thing warm.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Brett Winn 6 years ago from US

      Suzanne and KrystalD ... thank you both so much for taking the time to stop by, read and leave me a note. I can post articles all day, but find it takes much more courage to post something from the heart, and therefore your encouragement is most greatly appreciated!!!

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      KrystalD 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      This poem has beautiful imagery! Keep up the great work!

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      Suzanne Levac 6 years ago

      Very nice Poem! And I love the photo.

      Thank you for sharing!