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0 posted 12-05-1999 08:38 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The First Snowfall

There were snowfalls elsewhere, earlier, I know
but the first snowfall here, a vision in a show
of beauty, light and merry, absolute glee,
as the frost-white snowflakes gently encircled me.

Wet large snowflakes, an artist's pure delight
came down 'round my head late into the night,
half-dollar sized, and flung from angels' hands
drifted to my corner, fell upon the land.

Now in mornings' light, the vision still remains,
snow clinging to tree limbs, the world is not the same,
and 'tho it should disappear, and melt its merry way,
I am glad to have been here, just to see this day.

İKRJ
5 December 1999


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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 12-05-1999 08:52 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
A wonderful, sweet poem. You have some memorable lines in it. It's a keeper. *L*
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2 posted 12-05-1999 09:12 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Simply lovely Sunshine..a pretty picture you paint...

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3 posted 12-05-1999 02:45 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

"flung from angels' hands"...I love that, Sunshine. I've never really seen snow...and now you've got me wanting to find some!  

 It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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4 posted 12-05-1999 03:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I love it, Sunshine.  Can't wait to see some more snow around here!

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
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5 posted 12-05-1999 03:40 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Enjoyed the poem and the snow...
btw...  would you drive down and help shovel the driveway?
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Don't get much snow where I live now. Thanks for the memories. Nice imagery.
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7 posted 12-05-1999 05:43 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Sunshine! I'm glad you were there to see it, too! And to tell us about it!

 Denise

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8 posted 12-06-1999 12:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sy, now I will keep it,
As Pepper says "pretty picture"
and Caroline likes the angels,
and Elizabeth thinks snow's a keeper;
but Mike says I should shovel
it all onto Ohme's yard,
while denise simply likes the fact
that I was keeping guard.

Thanks everyone!


 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Very lovely, it made my heart dance
Liz
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10 posted 12-06-1999 01:46 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I'm so very glad, Elizabeth, that you heard the music...
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