Today In My Netherlands.... Poem by Sylvia Frances Chan

Today In My Netherlands....

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Today In My Netherlands

Today in my Netherlands
lots of pluvium
lots of pluvium
lots of pluvium
upon the grey sand

optimal in the winter
where is the glistening
of this amazing endless
universe?
the glistening of winter endearing
splendor?
although in the middle of January
i hope the snowflakes will come,
although no longer Christmas or Santa Claus,
I still have greatest hope in seeing snowflakes swirl
it has been one decennium
no white Christmas in the Netherlands

oh well, always the same whining
lots of pluvium
constant rains

lots of pluvium
optimal in the winter
where is the shimmer
of this amazing
noise?

without one voice

the glistening of winter endearing
splendour
ardour
odour
brought with
by lots of pluvium
before winter's coldest season
more and more
pluvium
during so many decennium
but no snowflakes at all
anymore
till this momentum
in this immense long winter universum

ah snowflakes
ah snow flutters
ah snowflakes flutter

no snow to discover
no joyous glee
left over
no winter wonderland

only lots of pluvium
on the grey sand

that's today in my Netherland
lots of pluvium
lots of pluvium
lots of pluvium
upon the grey sand

alas, no winterwonderland
no new wintertales....

©Sylvia Frances Chan
All Rights Reserved
Monday 27 January 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: christmas,rains,santa claus,season,snow,winters
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
that's today in my Netherland
lots of pluvium
lots of pluvium
lots of pluvium
upon the grey sand

alas, no winterwonderland
no new wintertales....

NOTE:
the word PLUVIUM is in Latin RAIN
and The Netherlands has many waters, like rivers, canals
and more smaller canals. BUT in the last decennium (10 years)
we have no White Christmas anymore, what I wanna say: no thick snowfall at all that will remain for weeks, only bits of snow that last only at the most two days, then the snow has gone again.
I still have a photograph where my youngest son is sitting in his toddler chair, cheering amongst the thick snow. Nowadays we only have freezing streets, but no snow anymore.


©Sylvia Frances Chan
All Rights Reserved
Monday 27 January 2020
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Prabir Gayen 27 January 2020

Today in my Netherlands lots of pluvium lots of pluvium lots of pluvium upon the grey sand... Pluvium pluvium and pluvium....

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Kumarmani Mahakul 28 January 2020

Upon the grey sand lots of pluvium we see and feel in the Netherlands. the glistening of winter endearing splendor. The momentum is captured and amazing sense is expressed. The inner court of a dwelling, which is usually open to the sky is capable of explaining snow appearance and disappearance. No winter-wonderland is dazzled as winter-wonderland and upon the grey sand lots of pluvium amaze mind. This poem is excellently penned....10

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Bharati Nayak 28 January 2020

that's today in my Netherland lots of pluvium lots of pluvium lots of pluvium upon the grey sand alas, no winterwonderland no new wintertales.... - - - - A lovely poem - You miss the snowy winter of bygone days! Perhaps this is due to climate change.

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Dr Antony Theodore 28 January 2020

lots of pluvium optimal in the winter where is the shimmer of this amazing noise? Very poetic lines, verses dear Sylvia., . thank u very much. tony

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Aniruddha Pathak 27 January 2020

'three months there...' sorry I didn't say where, it was Ooty, Nilgiri Hills, a hill station in South India. And what a wet spell! You like rains, but there is limit.

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Aniruddha Pathak 27 January 2020

Ah, your poem has transported me back 'a decennium', yes nearly ten years but a long lost time like a millennium. I had spent nearly three months there and experienced that 'pluvium' as you said, rains and more rains, no sun (of course no snow was expected) ....And I had penned a poem there on missing the sun. Fabulous.

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