First Snowfall

Out in the field

behind the chicken house

rows of asparagus

line the edge of the woods

kinked twisted…

bent over like a hundred old men.

Seed pods cling stubbornly to the tops.

In the woods,

bare foot paths

Disappear under a snowy blanket.

Painting: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Merril asked us to write a Quadrille of exactly 44 words, using the word blanket in any form we choose. It is still Fall here, but I immediately thought of snow in the winter where I grew up. It was such a beautiful sight to see that first snowfall blanketing everything outside.

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76 thoughts on “First Snowfall

  1. I enjoyed your ‘blanket’ poem very much! I was going to give this a go also, for the first time with d’Verse. But my poem got away on me, far exceeding 44 words! I’ve posted it on my site instead under ‘Beauty Sleep’.

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  2. I am particularly drawn to the personification of the asparagus ‘bent over like a hundred old men’ and the seed pods clinging stubbornly to the tops. I love how your quadrille disappears under a snowy blanket, Dwight – a blank page for a new poem.

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  3. kaykuala
    In the woods, bare footpaths
    Disappear under a snowy blanket.

    The cold months will make it imperative to anticipate changes not just outside but also the lifestyles in the house! It is a matter of adjusting again, Dwight!


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  4. OH, beautiful! Your poem AND your painting bring me huge smiles, Dwight!
    I love the first snow!
    I always hate to see the plants “go” because of the cold and snow…but, like no love is wasted, no plant is wasted, they go back into the soil and make it even richer so the next plant can grow in Spring. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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