Monday, 2 February 2009

POEM: Snow Dust...

Snow dust

scatters on the asphalt,
cars, sheds, trees, lamp posts
and settles in a seamless
white awning – a sail
it signposts the landscape
to the coming spring.


By Catherine Mark-Beasant

16 comments:

lissa said...

nice, though when I read "it signposts", it seem a bit awkward but that's just me, I don't think I ever used the word "signposts" before, it seems it read like a noun rather than a verb

paulwchambers said...

a signpost pointing on beyond itself.....

Sarah said...

a beautifully painted moment! :)

sarah

justin manas prince jaspher ligin said...

enchanting poem..

English Hopeful said...

I cannot get enough of your writing. This is beautiful in all its simplicity.

Lilly's Life said...

It painted an exquisite picture for me. Oh are you enjoying all that snow? I cannot believe it hasn't snowed in London for 18 years or so.

Grace DeWitt said...

Hi Catherine, I'm presenting you with the Lemonade Award for all your amazing poems and stories(go to my site for the award and then you can pass it along...if you want).

CathM said...

THANK YOU everyone for all your kind comments!

@Lilly: Yes, enjoying the snow. Schools are getting lots of ‘snow days’ at the moment. Yesterday, I had a lovely walk in a local park covered in crunchy snow. Beautiful!

@Grace: Thank you so much for the Lemonade Award. I feel honoured especially as it’s my second Lemonade nomination. Truly appreciated. I will pop in and pick it up at some point.

@Patronus & Lilly J: WELCOME to my blog space and thank you for joining up as 'blogging comrades'!

Athelas said...
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Athelas said...

I really like the way the first two lines lead into the poem. You don't expect what you get, it's like a present wrapped in newspaper.

I deleted my last comment because I read it over and it looked like an insult! But I promise you it wasn't.

CathM said...

@Athelas: No worries... I’m glad you stopped by and left a comment. Thank you!

Elle said...

vivid imagery..I can see it. :)

CathM said...

@Elle: Thanks for popping by and commenting!

Ponderer said...

Perfect Cath, the white of snow leads us into such a colourful Spring as if Mother Nature has drawn the curtain to paint her masterpiece :) Cheryl

judith ellis said...

Beautiful! Thank you.

SarahA said...

No need for all the fluff, you've managed to say everything without, so the readers have clear images within their minds. Well done, you.