RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 30,191 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Winter Cold - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Spring is here, yet winter has not left us.
It's a time for blossoms to come forth - but they are freezing
from the cold.
Look out a window and see the bright sun shining everywhere,
see the warmth hanging in the air?
Outside the door, I take a step, my breath I can see blowing
in the wind.
It's cold against my skin and quickly I step back in.
Contented now to watch the warm looking sunshine from a window
within my heated room.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Wrote this one in 1976.

Comments about Winter Cold by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

  • Bronze Star - 2,914 Points Kevin Patrick (3/27/2015 6:59:00 PM)

    Here in southern Ontario, its spring Now, yet its currently -3 and snowing intermittingly, I know the feelings expressed in this all to well, I know that feeling all to well, you get a nice couple of days then the ravages of winter make a desperate bid to reclaim their thrown, but Spring will come. Fantastic work, superb as always (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 32,058 Points Akhtar Jawad (1/16/2015 7:25:00 PM)

    Outside the door, I take a step, my breath I can see blowing
    in the wind.
    A beauty of description that has been frozen in this short poem on winter. Like poet the reader while going outside of this poem sees the breaths of his liking blowing in the wind and thinks to remain in the warmth of the poetry...................10 (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 554 Points James Fitzpatrick (1/8/2015 8:10:00 PM)

    A very nice poem which reminds us all of those days when it is better to be in than out.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,903 Points Patricia Grantham (12/26/2014 5:10:00 PM)

    As a child I would always peep out the window with my face
    pressed close to the glass and watching it mist up. Cold outside
    but nice and toasty inside. Heartwarming. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,285 Points Rajnish Manga (12/8/2014 6:33:00 AM)

    What do we call a season falling between the final days of winters and opening days of springs? I am not sure but this poem of yours is bang on the point. Thanks for this beautiful piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,112 Points Shabeeh Haider (11/20/2014 1:17:00 AM)

    nicely written and wonderful to read (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,023 Points Cigeng Zhang (10/28/2014 7:12:00 AM)

    I liked your simple style. Thank you for the posting. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 139 Points Raihana Abdul Jabbar (9/11/2014 2:53:00 AM)

    I can read between the lines, an indecision about life's choices. Sometimes we choose, Sometimes God does it for us. Thanks for sharing. :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 27,758 Points Valsa George (8/3/2014 11:51:00 PM)

    I can feel the chill of the lingering winter in these lines! But the thought of an incoming spring will definitely warm our spirits! Nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,453 Points Amitava Sur (7/7/2014 7:19:00 AM)

    A beautiful portraying of winter what gives me a pleasure to dream (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jason Atkinson (8/21/2013 12:40:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this read a lot. I showed it to a friend, she liked it as well. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,056 Points Sandra Feldman (8/21/2013 12:33:00 AM)

    Very nice, with your poetic expertise you have been able to project the feelings and moods and caprices of weather. Enjoyed, cooled of, extremely hot in my State. thanks, S. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 1, 2014


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