A Child's Country Snow


Take me back to the 

sparkle of younger eyes 

of the glistening snow 

on a clear clear winter's night ,

by the brightness of a full moon's 

silvery light 


The fireplace with the

roaring flames high 

and the lights down low ,

the blue flames with the

orange firecoals aglow 


Sometimes hearing a hoot owl 

hollering up on the hill 

far away In the trees ,

when outside on the porch 

in the cold winter breeze 


I would look out of my window 

sometimes when I awoke 

late at night ,

and see a tree's shadow moving in the wind 

I thought was scary 

from the full moon's light 


The trees on the hills 

dancing with each other 

when a strong gust of wind blows, 

and the snow falling from them 

filling the air 

as it goes 


They are like players on a stage 

putting on a real show, 

for no one else but me 

for only I know 


These are some of the memories 

of when I was a child 

so many years ago ,

and I might not have remembered them 

if it wasn't for tonight's full moon 

beautiful snow


  • Author: Desertwind (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 9th, 2022 22:29
  • Comment from author about the poem: Remembering living in the country, when I was a child.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 32
  • Users favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek, Jayasree.


  • spilleronsheet

    Beautiful poetry with a beautiful imagery
    A great canvas painted with words
    The words of childhood and the precious memories
    Well penned dear poet
    Welcome to MPS
    And keep writing and sharing
    Let the pen do its magic
    Thanks for sharing dear poet

    • Desertwind

      Thanks for the welcome, and your great comment .

    • L. B. Mek

      'They are like players on a stage
      putting on a real show,
      for no one else but me
      for only I know'..
      (how deftly intimate, in tonality
      a wonderful flight
      of whimsical, literary delight
      upon your reverie's wings
      and a reader's, imagined scenes..
      thank you! for choosing to share)

      • Desertwind

        Thank you so much for reading my poem. I also thought that was a wonder interpretation of it.

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