Friday, November 27, 2015

Snow in the Air – v5

There was snow in the air
long before the falling of the first flakes
started their long tumble from the heavens
snow in the feel, the smell,
the texture of the air
almost feeling the falling barometer
the shift in the weather

Falling lightly at first, while
I stood at the sink, washing,
mesmerized, watching
their dance downward
Go upstairs, roust the girls,
hear the excitement, the joy
at the first real snowfall

Accumulating white, flake by flake
on the ground, the cars,
still quiet snow, light and airy
a film of white, cell by cell
cleaning the world
under a film, a sheet
a growing blanket in white

edited December 15, 2015
Smell of Snow – v4
(merging edits to version 3 and version 2)
edited December 9, 2015
Smell of Snow – v3
(editing original)
Edited November 28, 2012
“Smell of Snow – v2”
Friday, December 03, 2004 8:27
“Smell of Snow”
and other poems
December 1, 2012
like sprinkled sugar
edited December 9, 2015
Snow in the Air – v6
(editing original)
edited November 27, 2015
Snow in the Air – v5
(merging edits to original and version 4)
edited November 22, 2015
Snow in the air – v4
(editing original)
Edited August 3, 2013
“Snow in the Air – v3
(editing original)
Edited September 20, 2012
“Snow in the Air – v2”
December 30, 2006 12:08
“Snow in the Air”

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