Poetry Friday Tag

Tricia is this week’s hostess at The Miss Rumphius Effect


With mixed feelings, I can share that yesterday’s nearly all-day heavy rain removed most–but still not all– of the evidence of the Blizzard of 2016 from our lawns, roofs, and streets.

Since I’m not giving up my snow-inspired photo-poem infatuation (yet) I have a “wild” public domain photo inspiration for this poem-post.

For many years, I missed seeing snowpersons of any size or shape grace our neighborhood. Then, a couple of years ago, a young couple moved across the street, and their children warmed my heart on a cold winter’s day as I watched them build a snowperson or two with their father.

Alas and alack, the family moved right before Halloween; no little kids replacing them. And so, once again, no snowpersons did I see–even with plenty of raw material, compliments of the blizzard. Once again, there were no snowpersons drawing me back to the days of yesteryear when I fashioned them so joyfully.

And so, the closest I could come (short of building one myself) is this loving couple. I hope you enjoy his and her bravado! (As for why I didn’t build one myself: it’s not that I mind getting my hands dirty; it’s getting them frozen–along with the rest of my body, feeling chilled to the brain, that I mind.)

Did you build any snowpersons this season? Looks as if this pair is open for some good company!

chillin' snowpersons




17 responses to “Chillin’

  1. Cute. Love the photo and the poem you’ve mayched it with.

    • Thankfully there are some intriguing public domain photos. So glad you enjoyed the photo-poem match-up. I’m very grateful that you took time to read and to comment! God bless you!

  2. Delightful look at winter with eyes on summer fun-this brought a smile to my face as I stare outside at the snow falling once again.

    • So glad you enjoyed the photo-poem:) …Like you, I’m facing more than a light dusting of snow; schools closed again. Guess I wrote too soon last night! …Am sure the snow will inspire you to take more amazing photos and to write more inspirational poems. (I’m grateful for public domain poems:) God bless you!

  3. No bones about it, that’s a dang good poem and picture! LOL Brought a smile to my face as the snow storm rages around me. Our first snow day today!

  4. The snow does provide good “air conditioning” for recreating snow couples, doesn’t it? I think you *should* go ahead and make one yourself the next time you get a chance. You could also try a snow snake, if you wanted to start out simple :-)!

    • Thank you for the playful nudging:)…Special thanks for taking time to read the poem and to share your reactions. God bless you!…p.s. We got another shot of unexpected “air conditioning” today!…

  5. Sweet poem to accompany a sweet picture. Love the shades – “protection from restive rays”.

  6. HAH! “sultry Winter sun”!!

    • 🙂 Thanks so much for reading and sharing your smile-engendering comment. (Truthfully, I needed a thesaurus to make sure the “right” word had popped into my brain for that line.) God bless you, and thank you!

  7. Love the title! Think I would rather be chillin’ on a sandy beach! Maybe you could bring a pan of snow inside and build a mini snowman/woman! Stay warm!

    • That is a brilliant idea! I just might do that! …Actually, I should have done that this past week when our furnace was being replaced & we spent the day without heat; the little darlings wouldn’t have melted! …Did you ever read the pix bk (circa 1990) about the dog who has an indoor sandbox beach party for his girlfriend? You’d enjoy it! Thanks for taking time to read and to comment. God bless you!

  8. Oh this looks gorgeous. And that play with words – brilliant! 🙂 Enjoy the rest of winter.

    • Thank you so very much for taking time to read and to reflect on the photo-poem, and especially for noting the “play with words.” I find I “have to” “play” with writing and love playing with words:) God bless you! Thank you for compliments and your well-wishes. I greatly appreciate both.

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