All the trees are dusted
Sugared, crisp and white.
Fence posts look like snow cones;
Candy lane delight!

Dazzling ‘sicles dangle!

Every child’s temptation!
Who of us has never tried
Wonderland’s creations?

Crystal roses on the windows
Sparkling, gleaming, purest joy!
One warm breath; they disappear!
Enchanting every girl and boy!

Forts of snow with ammunition!

How the memories remain!
Lying down to make snow-angels.
Could I live it once again?

Oh, that chisel of the north wind

Carves artistic frozen snowscapes
Razor sharp its curved edges
Cut across the silent lakes.

Cold and hard like diamonds

Glistening in the brilliant sun!
Winter days! Impressive! Splendid!
But this cold is no more fun.

Karin Ristau

Special thanks to Evi, Keeping Up With Yesterday
and Doris, Beck Bulletin, for the use of their photos!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

The photos added a nice touch to your poem... Great job, Karin.

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Beautiful poem, as usual. :)

Beautiful pictures, as well. :)

But wait...it is still winter over there??? :o

karin said...

Yup! It snowed all day today!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I love how beautiful winter always looks. So pure. :) Summer and fall are great with their colours, but winter photos are special. :)

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Beautiful poem to go with beautiful pictures! Really enjoyed both!


Julie said...

I love these pictures and I appreciate your positive attitude toward winter. It's a necessary season, isn't it.

Joy said...

Enjoyed the pictures along with this one.


bettyl said...

Great pictures and wonderful verse! Glad I found your blog!