A Thaw

Sunset on a warm winter day

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

“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


  1. 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.


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


  3. 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.


      1. 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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