Thursday, November 22, 2007

First Snow

Edward J. Bierly - Early Snow

Unseen hands of giants
have started shearing
these grand sheep of the sky.
Their wool
dances in the wind’s skirts,
flows gently over my face,
drops melting pennies
in my upturned palms,
just before
weaving a quilt
of green and white
with the bold parsley.

In the bedecked garden,
I lie,
eavesdroppping to the
quiet lullaby that
the bulbs of garlic
hum to themselves
while awaiting for spring,
tucked away
in Mother Earth’s bed.

On it I lie,
in the form of a snow angel
for the squirrels’ intrigued curiosity
and the children’s sweet delight.

Copyright © Vesper L. All rights reserved.

And a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday to all my American blog-friends!!!


SzélsőFa said...

Oh, how lovely, Vesper!!
I especially loved the part about the garlic!

Bernita said...

A lovely antidote to dirty slush and bitter cold.

Emperor Ropi said...

I like snow and I wish a peaceful holiday to everyone.

Taffiny said...

I must echo the word, lovely, twice spoken above.

Wonderful imagery. Thanks for sharing it with us.

And thank you,
A happy day of thanks to you as well.

Shameless said...

Lovely turns of phrase here, Vesper. . :-)

Ello said...

Oh I loved it! You and Jason and Szelsofa are growing a budding desire in me to write a lovely poem! Unfortunately, I am more Seuss like than Shakespeare! I'll have to leave the lovely stuff for you guys!

moonrat said...


Travis Erwin said...

Timely, We had our first snow yesterday. Yes, it does snow in Texas. At least the part I live in.

Vesper said...

Szelsofa, thank you! Indeed, I've planted some garlic and, if the squirrels don't find it, I'll have some fresh one in spring... :-)

Thank you, Bernita, one has to find such antidotes - especially here in Canada! :-)

Ropi, thank you for the kind wishes - and the same to you. I too like snow. :-)

Thanks, Taffiny, very much!

Seamus, thank you kindly!

Oh, Ello, thank you! We're probably more inclined to melancholy. (No Shakespeare in here, unfortunately!!! :-) ) But Dr. Seuss is very very nice. :-)

Thank you, Moonrat, and welcome!

Travis, I had no idea it snows in Texas. I suppose it's occasional. First snow is always nice. :-)

Anonymous said...

Melting pennies...loved that! Thank you for the well wishes and the first taste of snow.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

That was absolutely beautiful, Vesper. I loved the imagery and the sentiment. It made me long for the snow and white winter wonderlands.

Jeff said...

Sorry this is late, but I was out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday and I didn't get a chance to post.
Thank you for the well wishes!

Vesper said...

Thank you, Vanilla, I'm glad you liked it! Snow is marvellous - only the winter lasts a bit too long here in Montreal.

Jeff, don't worry. I hope you had a great holiday! Thank you for stopping by. :-)