poetry and prose about place

eight days – snow storm

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During my eight days in Ontario, we had a snow storm whose memorable characteristic was the size of its snowflakes.  They were the biggest I’ve ever seen, as big as large marshmallows.   Every fluffy snowball must have been the composite of a dozen individual snowflakes.   After the storm, the trees were coated with white.  The cedar were particularly beautiful, with their evergreen leaves each hanging beneath a personal burden of snow.



deep snow


snowed all day, sealed us in

knee-deep, snowflakes

the size of mittens, wrists

of cedar hang

weight of snow, on backs of hands

boughs of fir, three-thumbed

and frosted, fists on fence posts

impressions of boot

in the hollow of leg-prints, fingernails play

the wind chime, brief

reminder of summer, signals

in-coming cold



© Jane Tims  2012


Written by jane tims

January 27, 2012 at 7:27 am

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  1. Hello Jane: It was so nice getting to meet you last night at the Blog course. You have a gentle spirit and a warm heart. I could tell from your comments. I really enjoyed reading your poem about Freezing rain. It is beautifully written. Hope we see each other occasionally around town.Be sure to say hi.

    Steve Goudey


    Steve Goudey

    February 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    • Hi Steve. Glad you are here to see my work. The Blogging course helped me to understand a lot more about this terrific form of social media. I’m glad you liked my poem. If you start a Blog on your story-telling, be sure to let me know!! Jane


      jane tims

      February 8, 2012 at 6:42 am

  2. It sounds wonderful! 🙂



    February 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    • I love being inside during a storm, away from bad roads and able to just watch the snow fall. Jane


      jane tims

      February 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

  3. Wonderfully atmospheric, stark and beautiful. Love the drawing too.



    January 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    • Thank you for your comments. I’m glad you like the drawing. I did it very quickly but tried to capture the simplicity of the cedar under the snow. Jane


      jane tims

      January 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

  4. Your images of the fists of snow and flakes the size of marshmallows are great! It must have been an impressive sight.


    Carol Steel

    January 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

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