In a Winter Wonderland

Updated on December 9, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

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

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      Dianna Mendez 4 weeks ago

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Angel.

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      Angel Guzman 5 weeks ago from Joliet, Illinois

      Nice poem :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      GlenR 5 weeks ago from UK

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Bill.

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      Bill Holland 5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Kristen.

      Thank you Manatita.

      Thank you Whonu. Blessings to you too.

      Thank you Louise. Yes, cozy nights are wonderful.

      Thank you Robin.

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      Kristen Howe 6 weeks ago from Northeast Ohio

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

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      manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

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

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      whonunuwho 6 weeks ago from United States

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

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      Louise Powles 6 weeks ago from Norfolk, England

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

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      RobinReenters 6 weeks ago

      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