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This Winter Day - poem

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Air crisp and cold

With Jack Frost's hold

Nostrils freeze

As I feel the tease

Of sun’s warm rays

I remember days

Of warm sun

Summer fun

Beaches and sand

But in my hand

Is cold as ice

But still feels nice

Ball of snow

Ready to throw

Target in sight

Too much height

I missed my mark

In this serene park

Turned battleground

Filled with the sound

Of children at play

On this winter day

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      Rosemary Amrhein 4 years ago from Boston, MA

      I like this, it's fun and playful.

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dana,

      You painted a great image with your words! I was reminded of when I lived on the east coast. I shivered when I saw the photo of the snowball.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      What a delightful read!

      Come here, we have lots of fresh white stuff up here and we're deeply frozen at -12 (celsius) plus wind chill. Brrrr!!!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      blondey - thank you! i was cooking dinner and it just popped into my head. i love when that happens. :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Oh Dana it sounds like you wrote this for me...I'm always thinking of summer in the winter and when I throw a snowball, no one has to worry, I always miss my mark :)

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      This is delightful, Dana. Light-hearted and fun!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for bringing your winter to this San Franciscan.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautiful and fun poem, and nice rhythm! Wonderful reminder of summer in these long winter days :)

      Great job Dana.... Voting up and awesome!

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      So beautiful and awesome.It really reminds me of when I was lost in the snow Oh my God.. horrible but wonderful experience:)

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Absolutely beautiful Dana, I am longing to play in the snow now...

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Nice one Dana, reminds me of my childhood in England. Right now sweltering and keeping aware that bush fires might flare before long ...snow would be nice.

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      I love the bouncy, bright, playful cadence of this winter poem... It somehow imbues the radiance of summer into the frosty winter without skipping a beat. Delectable! Dana.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Ah the memories this poem stimulates in my senses. I loved throwing snowballs when I was but a lad, even now I will bend down and roll a ball or two to toss at my invisible foe. Heck, we have enough snow where I live to start a snowball war and never run out of ammunition. LoL...voted up and shared.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      A very pleasant read sure. Votes up and sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. This was real nice. Enjoyed. Memories of snowball fights and snowmen.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Excellent, you should see the smile on my childrens face everytime we jacket them up and head out into the snow. Jamie

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I remember those snow days. I do miss them at times. Thanks for the memories.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Daisy - glad I could stir up some memories, even if they were chilly ones! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Cris Sp - Oh goodness! That is a little cold even for me! ... I einjoyed writing this and I am delighted you found it delightful! :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      tillsontitan - LOL! You miss? I never would have thought! I am sorry to say, I throw "like a girl" but I do still love a good snowball fight... I think of summer in winter, winter in summer, fall in spring, spring in fall.... that crazy brain of mine is never satisfied!..... Thanks for the votes!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Nellieanna - Thank you for the swwet comment. What would life be of we couldn't enjoy some lighthearted fun now and then?!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Mhatter99 - I am glad you enjoyed a little dose of the Northeast. If I had a better arm, I would toss you a snowball!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      LaThing - Nothing like a thought of summer now and then to get us through a long winter. And of course there is winter fun to pass the time... thanks for voting. I always appreciate the boost.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      James-wolve - Lot in the snow can be wonderful?! Wow, good for you to be able to see that perspective. Good thing you became "unlost" so that we could meet here on hubpages!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Laurinzo - Still plenty of snow here. Why dont you hop on over for a visit? In the meantime, I will be more than happy to take your place in AZ for a while. We are just ending a long cold spell here. I am in need of some heat!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      travmaj - I hope things have cooled off for you a bit and that the brush fires stayed away from anyplace they are not welcome. If i could toss you some snow I would be more than happy to!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Docmo - Now that you put it that way, I am a little amazed at myself for managing to put summer and winter into one poem. It was nearly effortless to write. I am delighted you found it delectable. I do love making yummy treats. :)

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Vincent Moore - Ah. Here you are again with one of your brilliant comments! I imagine you have loads more snow there than I do here. I am satisfied with just a bit falling every now and then. I can never resist the urge to make a snowball from fresh snow!!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      dghbrh- happy you like it. thanks for the votes and share!!!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Gypsy Rose Lee - I am glad this brought back good memories for you. Snowballs and snowmane are some of my absolute favorite parts of winter. The make the cold temperatures worth it!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      jhamann - Sounds like fun! I remember how excited I was to play in the snow as a kid. This winter I was babysitting my nephew on a snowday from school. He wanted to play outside in the snow so of course, that is what we did!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      teaches12345 - Snowy days can be so much fun. days like that are what get me through the winter!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Soon winter will pass away, Spring will arrive. I love the color and smell of every season. I enjoyed reading your poem.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Winter-the season of isolation and yet so beautiful. I loved this! Thanks for sharing it, Dana!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Vinaya Ghimire - Yes. Spring will be here before we know it. I do love all of the seasons. Here in New Yorl they are all so different! .... thank you for reading.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      midget38 - yes. winter can leave us a bit isolated. especially in the suburbs. it is to cold and snowy to do much besides run from one place to the next and back home. unless of course you enjoy winter sports. so not my thing!!! I will emerghe when spring arrives :)

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      ashleeosborn 4 years ago

      Great description here. Made me cold just reading it.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      ashleeosborn - thanks! so good to see you here!

      there is a ton of fresh snow outside. i am certainly going to make some snowballs when i go out!

      see you around the hubs!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      This is a delightful read, and chilling at the same time. Really enjoyed reading it.

      Stay warm, Spring is almost here, Faith Reaper

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Faith Reaper - So pleased you like this. There really are so many wonderful things about winter. I love sharing them... This year I am unusually desperate for Spring. It is on the way!.... hugs and happiness your way... :)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Just found this on FB. Very nice and I love the ending!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Wayne . I am glad you found this, thanks to Daisy'd sharing... There are fantastic things about every season and I love to celebrate them. I have to admit though, Spring is well overdue here this year!

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      Rosemary Amrhein 4 years ago from Boston, MA

      I like the simplicity and fun of this poem. Lighthearted, nice Dana.

      Oh um....I take the opportunity to reread and recomment every time it appears on my notifications. ;) see you around the hubs!

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Blondey - thanks for the repeat visit. you are a doll!... i thinki will be reading this to myself after the 12 inches of expected snow falls! it might be the only way to keep my sanity, where is spring?!

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