The Snow


A cold broken blanket drifts down from the sky,
On a still growing night in the mountains up high.
As it settles on into the ground found below,
It assembles itself as a broad quilt that glows.
An owl echoes "who" through the valley just west,
As the deer take to shelter much alike do the rest.
Warm in the cabin I gaze out the window,
And I watch all the critters running through going home.
As the fire at my feet slow but surely grows dim,
My mind drifts away flowing free as the wind.
I close my eyes gently surely I know,
That the world will sleep cozy under thick layered snow.


  • Author: J.J. Cooke (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 12th, 2017 12:41
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 35
  • User favorite of this poem: Dakotah Lavender.
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  • Ternic73

    Nicely done

  • Goldfinch60

    Beautiful write.

  • willyweed

    nice nature poem spot on welcome!


    WELCOME JJ ~ I guess you still have a lot of snow about in SPOKANE (great place to live in !). We have had none this Year in SE England due to increased CO2 levels causing global warming ~ but don't the President ! Love the structure of your poem ~ 12 lines and rhyming couplets ~ almost a Sonnet ! I also love the subject "The Treasures of the Snow". We have had some snow in Scotland but that is 700 miles North ! Thanks for sharing. Please check my poems ~ Thanks BRIAN (UK)

  • JJCooke

    Thank you everyone. Appreciate the feedback 🙏🏻

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