Roses From Snow

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I hear the hounds of winter

just beyond the ridge

Chasing that cold Alberta Clipper

as it comes roaring down upon us,

bringing the cold weather blues.

And we are trapped under ice,

leaving footprints in the snow.

For love, like winter.

has its cold spells too.

And if we make it through December

through a hazy shade of winter

Roses from snow will emerge.

So let it go

leave the winter things behind,

and sing your love song

from the white winter hymnal,

I’ve got my love to keep me warm.”

Photo of Roses taken this morning 12/6: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d‘Verse, Lillian gave us a list of song titles about winter and asked us to write a poem incorporating at least two of the titles in our poem. I decided to play with the list and see how many I could use. I think I have used all but four of sixteen.

** If you want to know who sang the songs in dark print, go to our site: for the list.




65 thoughts on “Roses From Snow

  1. Well….if you were in the room with me, you would have heard me say very loudly, after reading your poem, “WOW! HE REALLY DID WELL” at which point my husband in the other room said, “A really good one, huh?” And I said, “Oh yes!”
    Just a great write, using the song titles so well….it just flowed. LOVE it!

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  2. You know, I can almost hear Bing Cosby (or these days Michael Bublé) crooning this one to the ladies and hearts melting right and left! Have you ever thought of songwriting as a career move?!! And did you really use all but two of the prompts? So good. 😍

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  3. Those titles came together nicely, this was well put together, I like how you highlighted the titles and the transitions were related perfectly. I especially enjoyed your opening, setting the stage for the inbetween and ending. Nicely done, you always rock these challenges ✍️

    “I hear the hounds of winter
    just beyond the ridge
    Chasing that cold Alberta Clipper”

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