Rose Marie Juan Austin

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Lingering Snow - Poem by Rose Marie Juan Austin

It is spring
But it feels
As if it is still
The dead of winter.

Lingering snow
Deters the plants to grow
Birds nestled on their nests
And hope their eggs
Will not perish
From the winter freeze.

Yet, I see some
Tulips and daffodils
In their vibrant hues
Bravely poke their way out
In the lingering snow.

Winter's grasp
On spring
Just would not let go.


Copyright 2018, Rose Marie Juan-Austin, All Rights Reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: spring


Comments about Lingering Snow by Rose Marie Juan Austin

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/2/2019 6:33:00 AM)

    Yet, I see some/Tulips and daffodils/In their vibrant hues/Bravely poke their way out
    In the lingering snow........endearing expression! An elegant piece of poetry that drags me to visit it again and again
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  • Egbebi Mariam (3/22/2019 10:25:00 AM)

    Dear Poetess Rose, nice try,
    Check out my About my Talent
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/4/2018 1:32:00 AM)

    Yet, I see some
    Tulips and daffodils
    In their vibrant hues
    Bravely poke their way out
    In the lingering snow.

    Winter's grasp
    On spring
    Just would not let go..........haunting and touching expression. These lines are much impressive for me. A brilliant poem on spring is nicely executed.
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  • (5/29/2018 8:12:00 PM)

    The earth supports different species in different clime; but the third world people are not supported by anyone..

    still tulip can poke and bloom in winter! thank you!
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    Rose Marie Juan-austin(5/30/2018 11:41:00 AM)

    As much as possible, an independent nation should not rely on dole outs of other nations. It should stand on its own feet.
    It has its own resources, human and natural.
    Thank you for your visit and time.

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  • Alam Sayed (5/10/2018 10:12:00 PM)

    A poem with beautiful and meaningful imagery spontaneously expressed. (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(5/15/2018 8:12:00 PM)

    Thank you, Alam. for this wonderful comment. Your visit is much appreciated.

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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/4/2018 4:30:00 PM)

    I cannot resist a wonderful nature write like this one. Injecting nature's beauty into a poem makes it shine.+++10 (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(5/15/2018 8:11:00 PM)

    I feel honored for revisiting this poem. Thank you for all your comments, Robert.

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  • Indira Renganathan (5/3/2018 10:18:00 AM)

    Beautiful descriptive craft...gives anger on winter and pity for spring...yet spring has to win as scheduled by nature....interesting lovely poem Rose.....thank you....thank you for all your comments
    on my poems too
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    Rose Marie Juan-austin(5/15/2018 8:09:00 PM)

    Thank you, Indira for this wonderful comment. I feel honored.

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  • (5/2/2018 12:35:00 PM)

    I enjoyed reading Lingering Snow because it touches me where I live; It's Spring but it feels like Winter. A very original poem skillfully executed. (Report)Reply

    (5/3/2018 5:06:00 PM)

    Thank you for your great comment. I feel honored.

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  • Bipasha D (5/1/2018 10:42:00 PM)

    This year is peculiar, lingering snow in spring. I loved how you mentioned: Yet, I see some
    Tulips and daffodils
    In their vibrant hues
    Bravely poke their way out - beautifully expressed.
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    Rose Marie Juan-austin(5/3/2018 8:24:00 PM)

    Thank you for your kind words, Bipasha. I feel honored.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/1/2018 4:30:00 AM)

    Lingering snow/Deters the plants to grow/Birds nestled on their nests/And hope their eggs/Will not perish/From the winter freeze…..fabulous expression! I like the way you have described the Lingering Snow! Pleasure rereading it! (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(5/3/2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Thank you, Dr. Dillip for this great comment. Your visit is much appreciated.

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  • Susan Williams (4/30/2018 6:41:00 PM)

    This is a very strange spring so far here where I live. Fortunately we have not been buried under snow- -but it sure is difficult to go out and garden in daily howling winds! ! Thank goodness flowers are sturdier than they look! (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(5/3/2018 5:08:00 PM)

    Great to know, Susan. Thank you for your time and visit.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/29/2018 4:11:00 PM)

    Spring season is beautiful and we all feel this season very much. By touch of light snow melts and clear weather is very clearly visible to all of us. We see many flowers remain alive. This poem is nice and revisiting this we feel happy... (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/29/2018 9:45:00 PM)

    Thank you for revisiting this poem, Kumarmani. I feel honored.

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  • Nudershada Cabanes (4/28/2018 10:32:00 PM)

    A beautifully crafted poem dear Rose, you have captured the enduring nature of the spring flowers as they wove their way in the lingering winter. Well done.10 (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/29/2018 8:34:00 AM)

    Thank you, Nudershada for your wonderful comment.

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (4/28/2018 2:30:00 AM)

    Wow this is just too wonderful, how spring signs bursts out despite winters grasp, how u painted it in words soo cleverly and marvellously poetic. I find winter exotic, so Philippines has snow, ah send some here to our hot place dear. Kudos.

    Pleez do write your thoughts under my newest poem too, titled, dark skinned vs fair skin, I would love to hear your views
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    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/28/2018 10:59:00 AM)

    I am glad you liked it, Zaynab. Thank you for the visit.

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  • Nika Mcguin (4/26/2018 10:58:00 AM)

    Beautiful write! This poem captures that in-between time waiting for spring to arrive. It is said though that a late blooming flower is often the most lovely to behold. (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/28/2018 10:58:00 AM)

    What a great insight, Nika. Thank you.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/26/2018 4:10:00 AM)

    Though the spring has come yet there is feeling of winter with its lingering snow. This theme has been so fantastically expressed in this poem. The appearance of tulips and daffodils in their vibrant hues is much chanting.
    A marvelous poem shared.10
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    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/28/2018 10:57:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kumarmani for your marvelous comment.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (4/25/2018 7:11:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem Rose! My favorite lines: Yet, I see some/Tulips and daffodils/In their vibrant hues/Bravely poke their way out/In the lingering snow. Full marks (10/10) (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/28/2018 10:56:00 AM)

    A great comment, Dr. Dillip. Thank you.

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  • Kostas Lagos (4/23/2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Be patient.Snow will melt.Wonderful poem! (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/28/2018 10:55:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kostas for this wonderful comment.

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  • (4/22/2018 9:47:00 PM)

    Natures doings,
    Beautifully transmitted and felt.
    Like from a very good painter
    Your poem- painting is a lovely success.
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    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/28/2018 10:54:00 AM)

    Thank you, Sandra. I feel honored.

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  • Robert Murray Smith (4/21/2018 8:36:00 PM)

    Rose Marie, i liked your poem. The images portrayed are strong. There seems to be a vibrancy in the air. (Report)Reply

    Rose Marie Juan-austin(4/26/2018 4:18:00 PM)

    A great comment, Robert. Thank you for your wonderful insight.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 19, 2018


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