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Snow: Respite and Return

04.12.11 Posted in today's words by

William C Ross always has fun with structure and form in his poems. Today he gives us really fun form that we can appreciate in the hope that there is no more overnight snow in our future until next winter. Read his last poem to appear here, Black Friday.

Snow: Respite and Return
By William C Ross

The ground was bare
barely a day or so … 
so strong was the wind
winding, wending its way
wayward over the frozen ground,
ground now down to a stop,
stopping the weather’s break,
breaking the pattern; and snow–
snowflakes and snowshowers–
showered the landscape, and 
the snow’s white
whitened the land again

4 Responses to “Snow: Respite and Return”

  1. Stan says:

    William, I like the doubling of line ends and beginnings. That makes for an interesting unifying device. With that in mind, were lines 10 and 11 supposed to be a single line? or did you divide it to anticipate the move out of pattern with the final line? Just curious.

  2. A very good description of winter.

  3. bobbie troy says:

    This was fun.

  4. Gracie says:

    I love the playful wordiness of this poem!

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