Winter is Here!

Hey everybody, sorry about the brief hiatus I took from posting, but I have been running ragged for weeks and just now had to force myself to take a break and write.

But, you know, c’est la vie…

Today I’ll be offering you two different poems; the first by one of my favorite poets, e.e. cummings, and the second by me which was initially inspired by that piece.

So, before you go crazy from waiting, i give you e.e. cumming’s I have found what you are like:

i have found what you are like

the rain,

(Who feathers frightened fields

with the superior dust-of-sleep. wields

easily the pale club of the wind

and swirled justly souls of flower strike

the air in utterable coolness

deeds of green thrilling light

                       with thinned

newfragile yellows


 -in the woods





And the coolness of your smile is

stirringofbirds between my arms;but

i should rather than anything

have(almost when hugeness will shut


                your kiss

Isn’t it absolutely lovely? I especially admire him for the unique line breaks/spacing, and the way some parts may not make much sense grammatically, but instead communicate a feeling of the poem so perfectly.

So I read this, and fell in love, and was inspired to try something similar. I was wishing for snow at the time, so I wrote about the beauty of winter snow and how I feel about it. Guess what happened a few days later? It snowed! Yes, there are several inches of snow on the ground now, and I am convinced that my writing has magical powers 😉


don’t listen to what everyone else says

there is a


about snow

dancing patterns in the dusk—

softsound it never makes like a


stifled before it begins.

There is


in the taste it lends to the air

the scent

               it sets





the childish delight

igniting in our eyes

(and I think it reminds me of


(c) 2012 Marie KR