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A Thousand Words For Snow Are Spoken By The Eskimos


the snow has convinced the sun
to hide away
it is nearly nine
yet the sky is dull and greyed
and during the night
it was velvet violet
densely blotting out stars
with an eon of falling flakes
muffling the earth
trapping the city
in a blanketing of forced quiet

the piles of white
have filled our snow globe wilderness
up to its brim
as i sit brooding within
dreaming of forts and shovels
and childhood's lost landscapes
flying down white hills in saucers
sloughing along in drift in moon boots
echoing voices in the warming house
and the sharp slap of hockey pucks
against the boards
and the slicing of skate blades skirting new ice

a time when
winter snow was a backdrop
a device for the long days into night
of childhood
when it was so grand to pretend to be
an Eskimo
and build forts from blocks of snow

white puffs of air
form now in front of me
as I sleep my dreams
of seven-story high drifts
in a winterish wonderland

I awaken rosy cheeked
and braced
with a craving for hot cocoa
and the crinkling crush of snow
under my little deer-feet tracks
the broad smile growing on my face
as I lick the falling flakes from the
fresh cool air.



January 10th, 2017 9:27 am PST
thinking of childhood days in North Dakota
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by this writer/author Melissa A Howells
Meloo Straight from her Tilt-a-World





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