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PoeticsSnowedOnly a week ago, I was wishing for snow and I certainly got it in abundance this weekend. We woke up to a cold, white, soundless world this morning. Even in this mountainous region, where they are used to winter tyres, driving in treacherous conditions and bringing out the snow ploughs upon the slightest provocation, there is not much that they can do when the snow continues to fall, fall, fall…
So for today’s poetics I would like to imagine or remember a time when you were snowed in, iced out or in some other perilous winter situation (whatever the season you are currently experiencing). Go as metaphorical or as literal as you like with this. Or you could remember the cosiness of being safely indoors when a storm is raging outside. After all:
‘Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’
For more inspirational winter pictures, go to this site (but please don’t use any of those pictures on your blog without permission). Here is another example of what I mean, a short extract from a poem about snow on Marilyn Cavicchia’s blog:
We step in it,
the melted snow. The outside
shocks us, how it comes inside.
As if it’s welcome here. As if
it could ever live among us,
become another child.
Safety and danger, warmth and cold, our puny human efforts against nature in its rage. What a world of contrasts!
To join in, here’s what to do:
  • Write a poem and post it to your site/blog.
  • Enter a link to your poem and your name by clicking Mr Linky below.
  • You will find links to other poets. Allow yourself time to discover and comment on other poet’s work.
  • If you are promoting your work on social media, please use the tag #dversepoets.

Have fun, stay safe and look forward to reading the tracks you made in the snow…

Marina Sofia