Thursday, February 04, 2010

SNOW

The snow is so beautiful, God
it turns the marsh grass
into plumed scepters ...
bends the pine low
frosts the hedge
the sky is the color of the inside of a shell ...
a lone duck flies by
with a sense of urgency
ice floes drift on a pewter sea ...
and new snow falls
silently
oh, God, how can I bear to die
and leave your lovely earth?

39 comments:

  1. Lovely poem, Margie....Love that ending....

    As I said elsewhere, there's that dialogue in Troy, which makes sense to me at all times --

    The Gods envy us...because we are mortals....It all looks so beautiful, because we know we will die -- (can't get it verbatim --

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. When most of us cannot see the beauty of Winter, here you are Margie, beautifying the season with your wonderful poetic lines.

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  3. oh I sooo agree! this is such a gorgeous playground!! we are so blessed!! and your poem captures the awesome beauty! xo

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  4. It looks like you took your photo in my back yard Margie....I love the snow, just not the cold.
    Just a beautiful description of snow.......:-) Hugs

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  5. This is beautiful Margie.....appreciating snow in a different light :)

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  6. Good question at the end,
    Our beautiful earth ...

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  7. Your poem clearly points out the beauty of snow. As it is stunning, when the ground is covered with the fluffy white blanket.;)
    Beautiful dear Margie.;)
    Have a lovely Friday,
    xo
    Zuzana

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  8. Such a beautiful poetry.. i just simply love your words.. thanks Margie.. :))

    Love,
    Samrina

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  9. Beautiful all around Margie! Thank you as always for sharing your thoughts. Blessings to you and yours.

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  10. OMG! Margie, I missed you. :) Thanks for dropping by. I am so busy with work and some other stuff. Look at my blog, it's not updated anymore. Thank you for thinking about me. Hope all is well with you too. Take care always. :)

    Cez

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  11. You are not going anywhere Margie, wish you long and happy life.

    Snow is beautiful, ice is the problem which kills people around here. More snow for us today, later freezing rain!

    They drive like crazies on the ice, they are used to warm and dry weather most of the time here!
    Enjoy Superbowl Sunday, be warm and safe! :))

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  12. Beautiful question. You really appreciate God's Nature!

    Lovely
    xo

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  13. Yes, it's beautiful....but I think I've had my share of it for this week. haha

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  14. Stunning duo of photo and words, your verse is a dream, bravo Margie ;)

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  15. This is one of your very best, dear Margie. I can picture the beauty of the snow on the trees by looking out the window. It still amazes me! The last part "Oh, God, how can I bear to die and leave your lovely earth" is how so many of us feel. Nature is so compelling and part of us with each breath. This is wonderful!

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  16. HI MARGIE-

    Sometimes the power of your poems shake me to my core - this was one of those times. Amazing.

    Love to you
    Gail
    peace.....

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  17. your poems have such a quite reverence to them.

    love "the sky is the color of the inside of a shell"

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  18. Oh! Yes! The beauty of the snow! I can still picture the beauty of the snow as it falls lightly from the sky. Each and every day is precious and at the end of the day, we can all say Thank you for this beautiful snowy day!

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  19. I must admit that snow can be one of those extraordinary gifts to experience... and leave your lovely earth?
    :)

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  20. Snow is beautiful than ice and cold. I know u r having tough winter this year. We hardly had snow here.

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  21. Lovelz. It is good to know that we life in a circle of seasons, the circle of life, a part of the universe, part of eternity. Love to you

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  22. You have beautifully captured the spirit of old man winter. Really loved the last two lines.:)

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  23. this is so beautiful, i got goosebumps. thanks for dropping by my little blog. time to say 'hi'! have a wonderful weekend margie.

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  24. Many thanks to all of my dear blogger friends for the wonderful comments.
    I shall reply to each of of you soon.
    Am off to spend the day watching my son play baseball.
    Yes, we do play baseball in the winter in Colorado ... LOL!
    He had 2 games yesterday with his college team and towards the end of the last game, we were FREEZING!
    Taking lots of warm clothes with me today!

    Wishing all of you a most wonderful weekend!

    Margie:)
    xo

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  25. left you an award Love!

    http://intotheparadox.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunshine-time-p.html

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  26. Lovely poem Margie. Snow makes the landscape very beautiful and serene, a photographer's and artist's dream, but that is the only good thing about it. Snow makes driving conditions horrible and can be bad for health if precautions not taken.

    hugs
    ~a~
    Dreaming In Pixels

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  27. Once again such beautiful words!! The pine limbs bending down is my favorite part of the snow!

    Check out my blog tomorrow there will be something there for you!

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  28. What a wonderful image of the winter world you have put in my head with these words! :)

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  29. Oh, how I have missed your beautiful and heartfelt words! I am now back in my beloved Spain but later today I leave for the Caribbean to visit with family etc. I will be back in bloggie land upon my return with photos and stories to tell, I hope!!!

    See you soon Margie:)

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  30. Hi Devika
    I appreciate your kinds words on my poem.
    Thank you!

    I think that many for some reason or another do not appreciate the beauty of this world until they realize they might have to leave it.

    Always good having you visit!
    You have wonderful insight!

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    Hello Ariel
    I love winter as there is so much beauty in it!
    Thanks for the lovely comment!

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    Yes, Cat, we are so blessed with our gorgeous playground!
    I marvel at it's beauty!

    Thanks for the kind words!
    xo

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    Hi Bernie
    It's snowing here today and it's very cold!
    But, I'll soon venture on for a walk with Jake as that is one of the best part of my days!
    I don't mind the cold as long as I am bundled up!

    Hope you are having a good day.
    Hugs.

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    Thank you Betty!
    So glad you could get that appreciation from my poem.

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    Hi Eddie
    Good to see you here and thank you for sharing that!

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    Hello Zuzana
    With all the snow you have had there you must be enjoying the beauty of it!
    I know it's hard when too much falls as it can cause hardships but I still marvel at it's beauty!

    Your kind comment is much appreciated!
    Thank you.
    xo

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    You are so kind, dear Samrina.
    Thank you!
    Love to you!

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    Thank you, JBR.
    It's always a pleasure to share so you are most welcome!
    Blessings to you as well.

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    Hi Cez
    You are missed!
    So nice having a visit from you!
    I know you are very busy.
    Take the best of care and know that I keep you in my good thoughts!

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    Hello Asha
    Thank you, God willing I will have that long life, it's already happy so I am blessed!

    Yes, the snow is beautiful but the ice is so very dangerous.
    I hope the roads are not too treacherous there!
    Be safe my friend!

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    Thanks for those kind words, Dulce.
    Oh,I do so love it!
    The beauty of God's nature overwhelms me!
    xo

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    Hi Rhonda
    My goodness, yes you have had your share of snow

    Always nice to have a visit from you.
    Thank you!

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    Hello Lorraine
    Thank you for the lovely comment!
    It means a lot to me!

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    Hi TechoBabe
    You understood perfectly the meaning of this poem!
    I loved that!
    Thanks for the kind words!

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    Hello Gail
    Such a special comment and I really did appreciate it!
    Thank you!
    Love to you!

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    Hi Jessie
    I guess you are right about the quiet reverence!
    I liked that comment a lot!
    Thank you!

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    Hello Anne
    I know you love the snow but I remember how you used to hate driving in it when you lived here, ha, ha!
    I was happy to bring to you a snow day through my poem!

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    That is is, Alicia.
    An extraordinary gift to experience!
    xo

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    Hi Priya
    Actually we have not had a bad winter, we did have some bitter cold in Dec. but lately it's been very nice!
    I love winter so would never complain about the weather anyway!
    Always nice to have you visit, thank you!

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    Hello Paula
    Yes, it's wonderful to know that!
    Thank you!

    Sending my very best wishes to you in Sunny Florida, or at least I hope that is the case.
    I have not talked to my friend that lives in Florida yet today, she will let me know.

    Love to you.
    Be happy and well.

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    Welcome Snenha
    Nice to have you here!
    Thanks for the nice comment!

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    Hi Alison
    I enjoyed my visit to your blog very much and appreciate your visit to mine.
    Thanks for the kind words.

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  31. Hi Aurora
    Thank you!
    I hope you are well and having wonderful, happy days!
    Take care!

    Margie:)

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  32. Hello Isha
    That was so kind of you to give me the award!
    Thank you so much!

    Margie:)

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  33. Hi Ari
    So nice having a visit from you!
    Thanks for the kind words on my poem.
    I know that snow can cause a lot of havoc!
    People need to be very careful when they are driving in the snow, we have lots of crazy drivers here!

    hugs!

    Margie:)

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  34. Hello Adie
    Oh my goodness, you too shared an award with me!
    The same one as Isha did!
    I am so touched!
    Thank you so much!

    Margie:)

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  35. Hi Lily
    Welcome to my blog and thank you for the nice comment!

    Margie:)

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  36. Hello Gloria
    It's great having a visit from you again!
    I was wondering where you were!
    I will look forward to your return to blogland!
    Have fun in the Carribean with your family!

    Take good care!

    Margie:)

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  37. I've been feeling the same way in NM! We are so blessed with this incredible winter beauty. Thank you for this perfect prose.

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  38. the pic speaks a lot :)..and the words tell lot..

    urs..hemu..

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker