Fay Slimm.





Silently falling,
snow covers windows,
clouds frown in angry accord
and I look forward
to the time when it thaws.

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Rare in Cornwall
wnen grass becomes hoared
with frost and Tessa-dog
cannot run madly outdoors
like me she gets bored.

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Today's walk calling
I welcome the forecast that
cold will soon warm
so coated and ready in hall
we do not dawdle.

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Yet when opened is door
and Tess rushes snow-ward
her racing falters
as slipping and sliding canine
excitement stalls
in surprise at ice-coated paws
and slyly creeps towards
hearthrug once more.

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Cold-weather unordered
my Tessa prefers fireside roars
to hugging that icy-white
stuff now piling up outdoors.

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    Thanks FAY for another excellent Poem and a lovely picture of TESSA ! Dogs make excellent thermometers and barometers as well ! Yours as always BRIAN WE had a bit of snow yesterday (Monday) cold & dry today

    • Fay Slimm.

      Yes -- Tess showed me she was not a dog of cold snow - ha ha -- so pleased you liked the fun write Brian. - - Stay warm my friend and thanks for your comment.

    • Goldfinch60

      I counted about twenty flakes this morning, that is more than enough for me! You had better ensure that the fire is kept going for Tessa.

      • orchidee

        Not 21 flakes Gold, or the country will grind to a halt!

        • Fay Slimm.

          I certainly will dear Goldi - - that little Tessa keeps me well on my toes regarding her love of warmth. Hope you miss the rest of those snowflakes my friend.

        • orchidee

          Nice write and pic Fay. I saw a seire: 'you know you're getting old when....' We could add '....when we leave the snow for children and dogs to enjoy!'

          • Fay Slimm.

            Ha ha - I agree dear Orchi with that - - thanks for the comment.

          • Candlewitch

            dear Fay,

            Tessa is absolutely adorable! and this write sublime!!!

            *hugs, Cat

            • Fay Slimm.

              Ah - - so glad you enjoyed my little fun write Cat and little Tessa's show of dislike when her paws became coated.............. thank you so much for your comment.

            • LaurašŸŒ»

              Sweet and smart Tessa!!
              A wonderful write, dear Fay!
              I really liked the way you used the semicolon. Very clever of you! I truly enjoyed the read along with the adorable pic! Thank you for sharing!


              P.S.- Just heard the weather report...snow is headed my way!

              • Fay Slimm.

                Ah - - so pleased you noticed my attempt at snowflakes dear Laura - - a fun-write today brought on by Tessa's display of disgust at the white stuff.......... thanks so much for your comment.

              • Christina8

                I hope for Spring for you soon as I do for us. Cute poem!

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Only a sprinkling but enough to set Tessa's nose tingling with cold - - ha h a -- thanks Christina and hope it warms up for you too soon.

                • FredPeyer

                  Really like your 'fun' poem, Fay! I think that sometimes dogs are smarter than us, who wants to run around in the cold if one could sit all comfy in front of that roaring fire!

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Ha ha - Oh I agree Fred - canines can teach us all a thing or two - on sight and smell and pure instinct. Thanks a lot for the comment my friend.

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