Poetry Friday: “What the Snow Clouds Know”

I originally wrote this poem early this year as a challenge from poet Joyce Sidman on writer/blogger Michelle H. Barnes’ blog. Since we’re only a week away from Christmas with still no snow in the forecast, I thought I’d share it today!

What The Snow Clouds Know

What’s born above will soon be gone
to comfort what it falls upon.
Beauty blooms before the dawn.
This the snow clouds know.

Limbs are weak; snow is strong.
Days are short; nights are long.
Coyote sings a lonesome song;
this the snow clouds know.

– © 2015, Matt Forrest Esenwine, all rights reserved

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14 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: “What the Snow Clouds Know”

  1. dmayr

    Matt, your first lines “What’s born above will soon be gone
    to comfort what it falls upon.” remind me of Frost. Well done! Merry Christmas to you, Matt!


  2. amyludwigvanderwater

    This is a very cool and strong poem. I love that coyote in there. Our snow came and left quickly this week… Merry Christmas, Matt!


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