Saturday, 10 December 2011

Day Ten: 'Snow Day' by Ginna Wilkerson

'Snow Day'

Yesterday’s magical white show we

watched with snow-drifted eyes,

waiting for the tucked-in blanket,

smooth and flawless, in the park.

Dark came too soon – winter moon

breathing life into pale twilight;

loveliness lost on dogs and children

who only long for crunching crisp play.

Daylight dawns on new disappointment:

rain now falls in place of snow;

an understudy not nearly sufficient,

no matter how much she wants the part.

Kneeling on the bay window sofa,

a small chilly hand presses flat

to the glass while raindrops

dance a silent quadrille down the pane.

Ginna Wilkerson

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