we crunch on through a world
encased in glass
crackling footsteps feel the fragility
while whispers fall soft
as snow on numb ears
watch as glittering thoughts collect
pile up and drift
with the best intentions
they weigh us down
as we stand frozen
and wait for the melt
Beautiful photo! I love sunny, cold days.
You must have been very happy lately! Thankfully, we’ve got a little bit of a melt starting up now. I do love the magic of the snow just not the freeze.
Beautiful words and photos
Thank you – I’m glad you liked walking through the snow and ice even though we’ve already had a lot of that this winter.
A perfect poem for a January. I do indeed feel weighted down in January and February. Makes me a bit sluggish. And while March is no picnic, we at least know spring is near. Great stuff. 🙂
Thanks Carrie! I drafted this up a while ago but then didn’t want to subject everyone to even more snow and ice. Now that it’s a little warmer out, there’s at least a hint of spring out there for now!
According to our forecast, it won’t last long. 😦
Thank you – the snow is nice to look at as long as we don’t have to get too cold while appreciating it – so pictures are good for that!
Beautiful images and such a lovely poem Sheila, i really enjoyed it all! Thanks for sharing and God bless!
Thanks so much Wendell – I’m glad you enjoyed the snowy walk!
Sheila, you write with such a clear beauty. There are so many facets to your words. Personally, I’m looking forward to the melt
Thank you – I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’ll join you in looking forward to the melt. More snow would be nice too, just not the freeze that usually comes with it!
Totally agree with EsKayBe. And Happy Birthday!
Thanks Mike – love you guys!
So lovely to walk through the snow with you today, Sheila! I’m sweltering in the tropics and would love just one moment in one of those beautiful pictures 😉
That’s funny because I’m sure the frozen people around here would love a few moments in the tropics! Thanks for visiting and wandering through the snow with me.
a downey land with music !
Yes – I guess music can be found everywhere – even in the snow and icy cold.
Beautiful poem and pictures that speak those lines out loud 🙂
Thank you – I’m glad you liked it!
Love the poem and the photos but you can keep the snow! Yesterday was sunny and warm here. Who needs a sweater? Pas moi! 🙂
Hahah – I’m glad you’re enjoying the warmth! It’s warmer here today and very windy but I’ve heard more frozen stuff is on the way.
Great photos and poem. Almost looked like outside my window a few days ago in Boise.
Thank you! The snow is really nice to look at, especially from a window (and while sitting by the fire with a good book). I hope you’re enjoying your snow out there.
You’re so talented. I love your poems. This one captures the icy crusty beauty of winter perfectly.
Thanks so much! I think I prefer your tropical beach escape though. 🙂
Snow and ice can be beautiful, but I admit I prefer to admire them in photos and not firsthand. 😉 Beautiful poem to go with your beautiful photos!
It was pretty freezing on this walk! Then it’s always nice to get home and get warm with hot chocolate. I’m glad you enjoyed the virtual walk! 🙂
Beautiful poem and beautiful pictures to go along! I got the chills just looking at them. Thanks for bringing the snow to me, because there’s no way I’d want to be in it. 😉
Hahah – and I got chills while taking them! It was a nice walk though, as long as those walks don’t last too long and there’s hot chocolate to come home to.
I agree, the hot chocolate IS the best part. I drank hot chocolate all the time in the winter when I lived in CT.
I would so love to witness a frozen tree 🙂
I have yet to see snow with my naked eyes.
Wow! You’ll have to come visit to really see the snow. It crept down below zero here a while ago and so everything was frozen, including me! 🙂
I can feel the cold through all of your words — nicely done. We had a couple of really warm days last week (50s) and a lot of the snow melted. But, alas, it’s snowing again today. I’m such a wimp, but I must say that I’m ready for spring. 🙂
Thanks Kate! It was pretty cold and icy out there. I love watching the snow fall, just not always the freezing weather that comes along with it. Just a few more months and hopefully it’ll be spring. 🙂
Been a bit similar here in Scotland…but without the blue sky. Brrrrr!
It did look similar there and I loved how it was all through your window. Sometimes that’s the best way to appreciate it.
wow! beautiful, Sheila 🙂
Thank you – hope it cools you off a bit!
Thank you! Now we’re supposed to get a lot more snow this weekend. I’m excited to hibernate with a good book.
Lovely pairing of photo and poem–both beautiful and eloquent.
Thank you so much! I loved your photos and words too.
Lovely. Fancy doing a collaboration – I provide a picture and you put words, or if you like you can try sending me a picture too. See my collaborations page. No problem if you’d prefer not too. MM 🍀
Thanks so much! That sounds like a lot of fun. I’ll send you my email if you’d like to send a picture any time. I love what I’ve seen of your photography so far.