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Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Upon A Winter's Day


So cold upon a winter's day
In icy winds the trees did sway
And all around the snow there lay -
So cold upon a winter's day

I felt the chill upon my face
The mist did all the hills embrace
With frosted trees as fine-spun lace -
I felt the chill upon my face

And snowflakes melting on my hand
Beneath my feet the frozen land
White crystals speckling the sand -
Like snowflakes melting on my hand

With raindrops falling from the sky
The birds to warmer regions fly
You left me here, alone, to sigh -
‘Neath raindrops falling from the sky

O why then did you say goodbye …..

Submitted: Sunday, December 23, 2012

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  • * Sunprincess * (2/6/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    dear Valerie, this is absolutely beautiful and sad,
    also I did notice the wonderful rhyming scheme.
    which I will certainly make a mental note of. (Report) Reply

  • Terry O'leary (12/30/2012 3:55:00 AM)

    The winter can be beautiful... and cruel... so similar to love... very nice poem, , , Terry (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (12/29/2012 9:40:00 PM)

    Perfect rhyme scheme. I feel the rhythm as I read. So lovely and pure, and yet so sad. I thoroughly enjoyed. Well done Val. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (12/25/2012 7:05:00 AM)

    A very beautiful poem with such ease and flow, rhythmic and musical! ! This deserves full 10

    Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, Valerie! ! (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (12/24/2012 11:34:00 PM)

    A magnificent write about the winter and the snow: ! Brings the very nature close to our heart. For one who has not experienced the snow the portrayal is very vivid. I loved it. The poem in itself sounds very musical.
    Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.! (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (12/24/2012 4:39:00 PM)

    Snow makes even the roughest landscape look flawless for a while, then it's just a load of dirty slush! Illusory layers to this poem! Love it! (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (12/24/2012 2:51:00 PM)

    O why then did you say goodbye …..
    An amazin' poem! ! ! Top marksss
    Happy X mas! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (12/24/2012 5:18:00 AM)

    how beautiful description...each word tells a new story of a winter...bravo mam

    thank you for sharing
    love
    payal (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (12/23/2012 10:28:00 PM)

    Very Beautiful Valerie, love the rhyming. I can only imagine as have not seen snow, so thank you for putting me in the picture. You make it so real. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (12/23/2012 4:54:00 PM)

    May the rain soon vanish from your world Val, enchanting poem with such a heartfelt ending. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (12/23/2012 9:04:00 AM)

    Snow then rain? Or snow here rain there? Either or neither nor
    does it matter, still a great poem of imagery with a slight dash of remorse and a puzzle
    the reader is teased to solved. (Report) Reply

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