poet Marilyn Lott

Marilyn Lott

A Winter Pause

It was the first day of winter
With hat and coat snug and tight
Outside my booted feet crunched
For it had snowed all night.

I could see my foggy breath
In the frosty icy air
A white world very solemn
So come outside if you dare.

A swing rocked very gently
As ghostly children swung
I could almost hear voices softly
For winter had just begun.

Another change now in store
It must be true because
Mother Nature's excitement
Caused a bit of winter pause!

Topic(s) of this poem: coldness, snow, winter

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 6, 2020

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Comments about A Winter Pause by Marilyn Lott

  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (1/13/2020 11:55:00 AM)

    CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day. Hurray! Most deserved, dear Marilyn. I add this sweet dashing poem to MyPoemList. A 10 Full Score and much much more! On the day you received this honour, I have read your poem already, but I was not at home, so my laptop I left home and now I am just back. I am accustomed to give response from my laptop and not from my iPhone. God's Blessings.

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    Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott(1/22/2020 4:55:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my poem, Sylvia. I truly do appreciate it as I appreciate this poem being picked for poem of the day. Always a thrill.

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (1/13/2020 11:45:00 AM)

    It's always a great pleasure to receive this prize of honour, YES! A prize of honour for your loveliest poem about winter at your place. In our country we know snow but not as much as in your place. That's why we go every year to Serfuas, aski center with much snow and such a pleasure skiing from th mountains. That's in Austria, Marilyn. You have here a very beautiful photograph of the winter at your place added to this fascinating poem.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/11/2020 10:14:00 PM)

    A swing rocked very gently
    As ghostly children swung
    I could almost hear voices softly
    For winter had just begun.../// beautiful poem penned; enjoyable winter poem

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    Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott(1/22/2020 4:58:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your special comment.

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (1/11/2020 5:38:00 PM)

    Lovely to read your beautiful poem for I have not witnessed or felt snow.

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 6:01:00 PM)

    Thank you so much Lyn for your comment. I hope you get a chance to see snow someday. We are expecting some soon. Unusual for us.

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (1/11/2020 5:16:00 PM)

    Beautiful rendition of words in an amazing piece of poetry written with clarity of thought and mind. Great line! A work of an intricate mind. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 6:02:00 PM)

    I am so glad you enjoyed my poem Chinedu. Thank you!

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  • Dennis SpilchukDennis Spilchuk (1/11/2020 4:03:00 PM)

    Enjoyed reading your beautifully written poem which gave me pause.

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 6:03:00 PM)

    Dennis, thank you so much for reading and commenting on my poem.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/11/2020 1:59:00 PM)

    Foggy breath! ! ! !
    Muse of Winter.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 6:04:00 PM)

    Thank you, Edward, so glad you enjoyed my poem.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (1/11/2020 1:02:00 PM)

    Congratulations! It's good to see a poem appear as poem of the day from someone on my friends list! I have neglected you lately. Will come back soon and read more of your work!
    (I don't think I will sit in that swing just now. It's 28 degrees at my house!)

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 6:10:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kim. Send me a facebook friend request if you'd like. I have lost my note to you 3 times.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (1/11/2020 12:57:00 PM)

    CONGRATULATIONS! A beautiful poem presented basing upon your perception. An excellent poem is shared.

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  • Lodigiana PoetessLodigiana Poetess (1/11/2020 12:34:00 PM)

    What a delightful piece! congratulations on being selected as Poem of the Day..a worthy choice and much enjoyed Lodigiana xx

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  • Jeanette TelusmaJeanette Telusma (1/11/2020 10:25:00 AM)

    Bravo! Wonderful work. Congratulations on your being chosen for poem of the day ❤️

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 11:32:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Jeanette!

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (1/11/2020 9:43:00 AM)

    This is really a very beautiful poem on winter. Loved the flow and sweet rhyming. Deserved to be POD. Congrats.

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 11:33:00 AM)

    Thank you, Anil, I appreciate it.

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  • Jayatissa K Liyanage (1/11/2020 9:29:00 AM)

    Wonderfully worded and crafted poem making the reader to imbibe the chill in the winter. Thank you for sharing the same. Congrats for the well deserved positioning. X

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 11:33:00 AM)

    Thank you, Jayatissa, for your kind comment!

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (1/11/2020 9:17:00 AM)

    I could see my foggy breath
    In the frosty icy air
    A white world very solemn
    So come outside if you dare.

    Excellent stanza Marilyn. Speaking winter visual there.10+

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    Marilyn Lott(1/11/2020 11:37:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kesav, I'm so glad you enjoyed my wintery vision!

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  • Sankaran AyyaSankaran Ayya (1/11/2020 7:02:00 AM)

    I could see my foggy breath
    In the frosty icy air
    A white world very solemn
    So come outside if you dare.
    - - -interesting lines
    congrats for meriting to today's member poem poet Mailyin Lott

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    Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott(1/11/2020 7:57:00 AM)

    Thank you for your comment, Sankaran, I appreciate it.

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  • Matthew Holloway (1/11/2020 2:48:00 AM)

    wonderful thank you for sharing

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    Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott(1/11/2020 7:58:00 AM)

    Thank you, Matthew!

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (1/11/2020 1:07:00 AM)

    I could see my foggy breath
    In the frosty icy air
    A white world very solemn
    So come outside if you dare.
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    Another change now in store
    It must be true because
    Mother Nature's excitement
    Caused a bit of winter pause- - -The mood and emotions as well as the nature in winter have fine expressions in this poem.Congratulations for this wonderful Poem of the Day!

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    Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott(1/11/2020 8:00:00 AM)

    Thank you, Bharati, so much for your comment. It is a joy for my poem to be poem of the day!

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/11/2020 12:35:00 AM)

    A well penned wonderful poem of the day......10++++👌🤝
    Congrats on your featured piece 👏👏👏

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    Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott(1/11/2020 8:01:00 AM)

    Thank you, Bernard, I love when my poems are featured. Such a pleasure!

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