Sunday, January 17, 2016

Poetry Sunday: Winter Morning

Not exactly what winter looks like in my neck of the woods, this is actually Rocky Mountain National Park from a trip that we took there a couple of years ago.

Ogden Nash was the master of the short and pithy form of poetry. Here's one that he wrote about winter. The winter he describes is certainly not the one that we are having this year, but it's the winter of our imaginations.

Winter Morning

 by Ogden Nash

Winter is the king of showmen
Turning tree stumps into snow men
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes
Smooth and clean and frosty white
The world looks good enough to bite
That's the season to be young
Catching snowflakes on your tongue
Snow is snowy when it's snowing
I'm sorry it's slushy when it's going

6 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Exactly how a typical winter is in New England.

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    1. Including the "slushy when it's going"? I agree that fresh snow truly makes the world look "good enough to bite." We certainly enjoyed our time in the snow in Colorado when the RMNP picture was taken. I seriously doubt South Texas will see snow again anytime soon.

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  2. Enjoyed this thank you for sharing

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  3. My dad loved Ogden Nash. You brought back memories!

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    1. My husband doesn't really do poetry but he does love Nash, so I have to feature him from time to time. He did have a droll wit and a unique way with words.

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