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In a Winter Wonderland

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

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The summer has past,

I knew it wouldn’t last,

that much was true

and I felt so sad and blue.

The migratory birds,

have taken flight,

they filled the skies -

with sad farewells.

The falling leaves from the trees,

swirling in the cold breeze,

tell me that the autumn -

will quickly give way to winter.

As I turned to go,

I looked all about,

at the ground that was now muddy

and the gray sky above,

the trees that would soon be bare

and the fall leaves bunched at my feet.

Such a sad time,

but a colorfully brilliant one too

and once the trees are bare,

in the wintertime,

their branches -

will be lined with white snow.

Then you can take,

your love by the hand,

walking along as silvery white flakes dance by,

kissing while huddling close –

walking in a winter wonderland.

The evergreens sprinkled with snow,

like spun sugar

and soon there is such beauty to behold.

Long dark nights,

by scented candlelight,

loving shadows flickering on the walls,

while in the fireplace embers glow,

frosty ice flowers on the windows –

lovers dream through the night.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on November 18, 2020:

Thank you, Dianna.

Dianna Mendez on December 21, 2017:

Oh how I miss walking in the fresh fallen snow up north. You reminded me of its beauty.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 18, 2017:

Thank you Angel.

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on December 14, 2017:

Nice poem :)

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 13, 2017:

Thank you Glen. It is always wonderful to catch the late afternoon winter sunlight.

Glen Rix from UK on December 11, 2017:

Nice imagery in a very evocative poem. And I love your photograph too.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 11, 2017:

Thank you Bill.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 10, 2017:

I'm with Kristen...the images were exquisite!

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 10, 2017:

Thank you Kristen.

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you Whonu. Blessings to you too.

Thank you Louise. Yes, cozy nights are wonderful.

Thank you Robin.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on December 09, 2017:

Gypsy, just lovely with your vivid words and your stunning, poetic imagery.

manatita44 from london on December 09, 2017:

Lover's dream through the night. Engel bert is one of them. Snow. So good for lovers.

whonunuwho from United States on December 09, 2017:

A nice tribute to the changing seasons. Blessings my friend. whonu

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on December 09, 2017:

That's a lovely poem. I don't like the winter very much, but the cosy nights in are nice. =)

RobinReenters on December 09, 2017:

Wow this made me feel I was in a trance but real Winter wonderland through your gifted finely detailed words so alluring and masterly beautiful

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