Alison Smith

Rookie (22nd February 1957 / Orange, New South Wales, Australia)

Winter In Summer

Poem by Alison Smith

Hear the thunder echoing about
A sky with a green hue
The sign of hail on the way
Lighting giving a great show
Like a fireworks display.

And in the morning
Where once the plants
Were dying from the heat
Now covered with a blanket of white.
Which many have never seen.

During the night
While most slept
Winter had stolen the Summer
And left a winter scene.

Nearly forget the devastation
With such a wonderous scene
The day in Summer
When the land down under
Woke to a Winter scene.

(* Feb 28th.... Canberra Australia's capital... was turned into winter *)

Comments about Winter In Summer by Alison Smith

  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (1/2/2015 10:13:00 AM)

    Fantastic change of weather, summers turned into winters, explained beautifully in this classy poem. Reading the poem was a pleasant experience. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/14/2007 11:46:00 PM)

    A work of striking beauty, lass...Structurally smooth & fluxed....Storyline, excellent
    Winter in Austrailia...Priceless!

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  • Duncan Wyllie (3/9/2007 2:09:00 PM)

    That must have been amazing! What an amazing show all round
    Take care
    Love duncan X(Report)Reply

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  • Marci Made (3/3/2007 7:53:00 PM)

    Goodness, snow in Australia in the summer.....this is lovely, , , , , while reading I was wishing I was there, one day of winter would be great compared to winter in New :)(Report)Reply

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  • Smliey Miley (3/2/2007 10:20:00 PM)

    Beutifylly written, a 10! 1So greatr!(Report)Reply

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  • Original Unknown Girl (3/2/2007 10:42:00 AM)

    Love this Alison, I think global warming is doing some very strange things. We had hailstones in August once, such a bizarre sight when you've been sitting enjoying the sunshine! HG: -) xx(Report)Reply

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  • Tranquil Ocean (2/28/2007 11:30:00 PM)

    This is Natures show of emotions against the devastation that we wreak on her.
    Well portrayed with good visual imagery.

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  • Lawrence S. Pertillar (2/28/2007 10:20:00 PM)

    Very nice imagery used here, Alison. I like the line, 'Winter had stole the Summer and left a Winter scene.' Nice.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, January 24, 2011