Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, November 24, 2014

Snow What

It's amazing what a little rise in the temperatures can do!


"Snowflakes are one of life's most fragile things, but look what they can do when they stick together."

Snowstorm by Maurice de Vlaminck


Blow, blow, Ye Olde Nordeast wind
 winter's laughing breath 
 comes a blowing-
once again

 Trees rejoice
swinging in the breeze
dance, dance, dance-
You treetop comedienne

Snowflakes fall from heaven
cranking up ye olde merry tunes of joy
swallow your eggnog-
hang ten

You've got this wild winter wave
Joyfulness becomes you
share your Figgy Pudding
tune out ye olde weathermen

You don't like the weather
wear rose colored glasses
bury your nose in roses-
dance again

Let your eyes twinkle 
with mirth 
feel your hearts be filled with joy
scream Amen, dance again

Bow your hats to Mother Nature
try living up 
to her doyenne way of joy
and dance, dance, dance again!


TexWisGirl said...

oh, good luck with that! :)

DeniseinVA said...

You have a way with words Karen. Great poem!

Gail said...


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Kilroy says, "I Snowdin all about that."

elaine said...

I enjoyed the olde fashioned feel to this.

Cranberry Morning said...

This is an encouragement to someone who's trying to remember why it is we keep living in NW Wisconsin year after year. LOL

Truedessa said...

It can be fun to dance in the snow..

Maria said...

I like the thought of hanging ten.

Gail Dixon said...

That painting is so surreal. Love it. Hope the winter ahead isn't too terribly cold!

Karen said...

Love the attitude (and the juxtaposition of classical and contemporary language, too)!

Vandana Sharma said...

To me it seems like a happy winter girl just jumping here and there:)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It was so warm yesterday, I couldn't believe it. But we may have a big snowstorm right before I have to drive to my sister's house for Thanksgiving...

Debbie said...

I really enjoyed this....I adore the 4 seasons and I really enjoy snow!!

that is a beautiful painting!!!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Excellent. You might put that to music.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Karen, you are so talented! I love it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you guys.

Kathy M.

Kutamun said...

They call this dance " the snowplough "

sage said...

Nice poem! Embrace the winter and enjoy it for me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!