A Thaw

Sunset on a warm winter day

Today it finally happened
thawing
across melting landscape
whitish
thick, trickling, tense
cold snow
shrinking from mounds to
moaning
slush under creaking snowshoes;
singing!

“He sends out His command to the earth;

His word runs very swiftly.

He gives snow like wool;

He scatters the frost like ashes;

He casts out His hail like morsels;

Who can stand before His cold?

He sends out His word and melts them;

He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.”

Psalm 147:15-18
A little poem posted at: https://poetsandstorytellersunited.blogspot.com/2021/02/weekly-scribblings-58-two-into-one-will.html

22 Comments

  1. Beautifully expressed, I enjoyed reading!

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    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      Thank you very much for stopping in😉

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    2. wolfsrosebud says:

      Thank you very much for stopping in😉

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  2. Margaret Bednar says:

    My mother lives in northern Illinois (where I grew up) they are swamped with snow! I remember the thawing well…

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    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      We are a few hours north in Wisconsin, but I think Illinois was hit worse than us this year. Thanks for stopping in.

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  3. kim881 says:

    A beautiful poem, Patti, that appeals to all the senses! I especially love crescendo of sounds.

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    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      Thank you. All the senses are excited at the thoughts of spring 😉

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  4. Jim says:

    This is a nice thawing poem, the form is fun to work, sort of like working a puzzle. We thawed the next day except for some shady spots. Power was lacking for 48 hours and then on and off for another two days. I enjoyed reading the Psalm, it was appropriate for going with your poem. When I stated blogging in 2005/06 I used to a write devotional for every Sunday or post a “Church Sign” on my other blog but haven’t for a long time.
    ..

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    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      Thanks for stopping in Jim. It is a nice section in Scripture especially after so much snow across the states. Sometimes it’s hard to remember Who is in control.

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    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      Thanks for stopping in.

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  5. oldegg says:

    What a great combination of your poem and the bible quote.

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  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    We’re in the midst of thawing of our big snowstorm last weekend. It is SO good to see it disappearing. Great poem!

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    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      Thanks. We will have several thaws before our true spring.

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  7. wolfsrosebud says:

    More than welcoming… we’re exited about 40’s, sun and only 10” of snow on the ground!

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  8. Helen Dehner says:

    A lovely Waltmarie and breathtaking photo.

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    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      The view lasted for 2 minutes. I was in the right place at the right time!

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  9. Lovely poem for the return of Spring! I also love the words of the Psalm you’ve quoted.

    The form is supposed to have two syllables in every even line; I’m not sure if your variation is intentional, but it seems to me to work.

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    1. wolfsrosebud says:

      Your right! I missed that in all the excitement of the piece.

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      1. Rall says:

        oops I think I have done that too. Spring Is coming and very welcome I am sure in your neck of the woods. I like that psalm as well.

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