Last Of The Melting Snow - Or Was It? Poem by Deanna Samuels

Last Of The Melting Snow - Or Was It?

29th,30th,31st March 2019

29th March 2019 - Afternoon

Not a cloud in the sky on this breathtakingly sunny day
The warmth could be felt all around
The last of snow and ice melts rapidly from the ground
Fields and forest beds now fully exposed with hint of green
Trees and firs reaching upwards to take in the sun's rays
Leaving behind the cold and gloom of winter past
The whole landscape is breathing a welcome of relief
To at last spring into action to anew the growing season

30th March 2019 - Evening

But wait!Have we thought or spoken too soon?
Is that a snow flake drifting down upon the windscreen?
A dozen or more and suddenly, a sky full
Large fluffy flakes
Swirling and drifting in the early darkness of nightfall
All evening and into the night, snow fell relentlessly
We were certainly beguiled the day before
Was this Nature's early April Fool's joke?

31st March 2019 - Morning

As dawn broke and the early morning light awoke
A thick blanket of snow lay upon every surface in sight
Roads, paths, roofs, garden lawns, fields, cars
Where ever one turned, snow was all around
Boughs of fir trees drooped with such extra weight
Soft and white, without flaw, the scene was winter once more
And - the snow was still falling, continued into late morn
Relented mid-afternoon, eased, clouds cleared, sunshine

31st March 2019 - Evening

The big melt once more began
Pools of water gathered on uneven ground
Drains, downpipes and eaves overflowed
Gushing water gathered momentum
Soon, large sized patches of road and lawn became visible
Cars were being cleaned off, driveways and paths swept
A lesson learned - Nature cannot be taken for granted
It decides when winter is done!

Written in Courtice, Durham Region, Ontario - 29th - 31st March 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: melting,snow
Deanna Samuels

Deanna Samuels

London, England
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