John Knight

Rookie (8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

1012 Snow Snow Snow - Poem by John Knight

In Southern England we had our first snow
of the Winter today Friday 18 December.
Only 25cm but everything ground to a halt.
Schools were closed - Parties cancelled
Roads blocked trains and planes services
all disrupted. It always snows sometime in
Winter in the UK but we always treat it as if
it something alien and unpredicted!

It snowed last night
it blowed last night
Cars got stuck
In the road last night
Woke up this mornin'
An' everything white
All 'cos it snowed last night

It's cold today
I feel old today
My sheep are all
Safe in the fold today
Everyones wrapt up
For the cold today
Snowballs by children
Are rolled today.

My sledge is steady
My pledge is ready
I'm tucked up in my sledge
With my favorite Teddy
I just hope my Reindeer
Can keep us all steady
The clouds with snow
Look very leady.

We all love the picture
When it snows and snows
It blows into drifts
When the north wind blows
Children love it
It tickles their nose
But the old folk are happy
When it all goes!

So let it snow
So let it go
It only comes
In Winter you know
We feed the birds
With nuts on a string
To help them sing
It will soon be Spring!

So never grumble
When you see snow
It come one day
The next day go
Be glad that you're
Not an E S K I M O
Let it snow - Let it snow
LET IT SNOW! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

(John Knight - Frozen in Colchester - December 2009)


Comments about 1012 Snow Snow Snow by John Knight

  • (1/1/2010 4:44:00 PM)


    I just adore any good snow and winter poems, yours is very delicious and bright. Thanks for sharing and all the best in the new year!
    Yelena M.
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  • (12/18/2009 9:46:00 AM)


    aweosme poem, you make winter sound nice :) but it sucks when it's -40 with windchill, but i love the look of the snow, but we don't really have any yet (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (12/18/2009 6:53:00 AM)


    we don't have snow here, John..but i really enjoy reading this.
    Have a happy holiday..Let it snow, let it snow..

    Hugs,
    meggie
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  • Ric S. Bastasa (12/18/2009 3:19:00 AM)


    i have not touched any snow in my country.I'll try the fridge. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 18, 2009



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