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Goodbye to Winter


The chilling winds heard throughout the night,

The burrowing creatures, all hidden from sight.

White carpets of snow spread so wide and far,

Iced walkways lining streets, covering each car.

The white owl sits pensively, woodlands to guard,

While snowflakes coat brown fences by the yard.

Black crows all call, announcing season's change,

Sunbeams dance on rooftops, reflections strange.


Melting snows, dripping ice cycles, signs of change in the air,

Flocks of wild birds, ducks and geese, search for waters, fair.

Gentle tan deer peer from dark covers, their senses so keen,

Spotted white dots evaporate, soon erasing the ground clean.


Goodnight old Man Winter, take your coat and your hat,

We'll all see you once again next year, now please scat!

We've endured your worst cold, having bundled together,

Now all are looking forward to the spring, warmer weather.

© 2017 whonunuwho


Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 06, 2017:

I gave up winters when I moved to Florida. It gets plenty cold here during the winter months. I don't miss living in frigid weather at all.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on March 07, 2017:

Thank ou so much my friend for stopping by. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 07, 2017:

Thank you for the wonderful dreams of spring as the snow unfortunately piles up outside. Blessings to you.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on March 06, 2017:

Thank you Vellur. Yes, I did paint two of the pictures and photoed two of them. Blessings. whonu

whonunuwho (author) from United States on March 06, 2017:

Yep, we sure do need a rest from that icy mix. Thanks for your review my friend. whonu

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on March 05, 2017:

The thought of spring and summer is awesome. Winter should scat and allow the sun to shine. Enjoyed reading. Did you sketch the pictures? They are beautiful!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 05, 2017:

winter brings its own delights--snowflakes, icicles, chilly breezes and all that; then it gets to be too much. Bring on the spring!

whonunuwho (author) from United States on March 05, 2017:

Thank you my friend. Be glad when this cold stuff is gone. Blessings. whonu

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on March 04, 2017:

You know, I came to Colorado Springs in late December for a three-month job contract. I expected some winter. Sure, we had some cold nights. But it was 70 degrees today and we've had lots of those. Well, if I was back home in northern Michigan, I'd be whistling a different tune. I still welcome the warm summer and the sunshine, wherever I experience it. Beautiful poem that is in the heart and mind of most people right now.

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