Soft and still, the silent snow

Speaks in icy syllables –

Rosy cheeks and tingling toes,

Hibernating miracles,

Children carving angel’s wings,

Jingling sleigh-bells, frozen breath;

Holidays and lights on strings,

Life in temporary death.



28 comments on “Listening

  1. Antonio De Simone says:

    I wish you a happy new year! πŸ™‚

  2. Seyi sandra says:

    Wonderful poem, you know how to tingle my imagination with your vivid descriptions! Happy New Year my friend!
    Love. πŸ™‚

  3. Lovely poem and Happy New Year to you Melody. πŸ™‚

  4. Caddo says:

    Lots of good stuff here–I love “icy syllables” and “hibernating miracles”. Wishing you a very Blessed New Year full of His Presence–love, sis Caddo

  5. Lyle Krahn says:

    That was worth reading just to discover icy syllables!

  6. Debbie says:

    Another beauty for us to take in, Melody! Thank you and God bless you and yours this new year!

  7. Marcy says:

    This one takes my breath away with icy wonder….beauty.

  8. RoSy says:

    My cheeks are definitely rosy…LOL
    Happy 2014!
    {Warm Hugs}

  9. Pam says:

    Happy New Year, Melody! We’ve got fresh snow here, today as well. I’m sitting with a good book, enjoying the candles I lit. Blessings to you!

    • melodylowes says:

      What a wonderful way to usher in a new year, Pam! I am itching sandfly bites – I’m covered with them!! Ugh! But a week in Jamaica was just what the doctor ordered. We had a wonderful time reconnecting with family in a gorgeous setting, being completely spoiled for a blissful week. Looking forward to a new year of adventure and growing – hope yours is a blessed and contented one!

      • Pam says:

        My son got sandfly bites when he vacationed in Savannah, GA years ago. You have my sympathy (slightly, considering you got to go to Jamaica!) Thanks for the good wishes for the new year.

  10. Heidi Viars says:

    “Life in temporary death” Thank goodness it’s only temporary. So good to read your poetry again, dear friend … Blessings to you in the New Year πŸ™‚

  11. Gallivanta says:

    From Jamaica to snow? But you seem happy to be home. Happy New Year.

  12. jerseylil says:

    Beautiful poem and love the photo too! Perfect that I clicked on this today because it’s snowing right now where I live. Happy New Year, Melody!

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