Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Snow and Coffee"

Snow and Coffee

Coffee, hot chocolate,
white mocha latte - warm up.
Matter of days we'll be throwing a frisbee.

This week?  Snow!
Bonfire, sledding, people wave -
spontaneous community,

quality conversation
with a neighbor.
Snow continues to fall,

kids towing sleds,
throwing snowballs,
eating snowballs. Fun.

by Margaret Bednar, February 13, 2014

This is an Erasure poem written for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Out of Standard".  Of course, Isadora Gruye always has a twist - use a current local news source.

Well, winter seems to be the "big news" today so I went with it.  Nowhere to go, except the neighborhood for the next few days.  I personally love it!  As long as it is for a few days because I moved south for Adirondack chairs and sweet tea!

The article is from our local newspaper "News & Review", original article by Jeri Rowe.


TexWisGirl said...

love the scene. enjoy it while it lasts! :)

Jim said...

Hi Margaret ~~ I miss those 'snowed in' winter days but I really don't want to live in another one. We here in the Southeast Gulf Coast Texas area had a little to stay on the roofs the time before this last storm.

Your erasure poem nicely shows that there can be enjoyment found in the wintery weather days.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

love this one....we certainly are getting some snow!

Brian Miller said...

no bonfire, but plenty of snow...we got like 18 inches...its awesome...built 2 forts....a snowboard ramp like 3 ft tall...we just came back in from a late night snow ball fight...and now i could use some coffee....

Ella said...

I was going to write one about the storm, but I love yours and mine was going in a political direction-all I could think of is the snowball effect! I am craving Hot chocolate now ;D

Anonymous said...

it was about 75 here today, sunny, nice clouds - but we need the rain. can you send some of that snow this way, please? ~

gabrielle said...

You have captured the magic of winter in this piece.

Winters in Minnesota are long and severe, so the season lends itself to quiet introspection. But when the snow flies, neighbors are out helping to shovel walks and give reluctant cars a push. Spontaneous community!

Sam Edge Author said...

Perfect winter day and all the tastes, smell and feeling that go with it!

kaykuala said...

Very contemporary and very real. Just what of the weather that seem to be way out lately. Beautifully captured Marge!


Robyn Greenhouse said...

You made me laugh that you moved south for the sweet tea! I went to school in the South but never learned to like the tea. By Thursday we will hit the 60's so I'm sure you'll have even better weather for frisbee tossing!

Anonymous said...

Eating snowballs... that is a good one. I liked the imagery. Vibrant and serene.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Every season has its own joys.

Lisa Gordon said...

It's going to be months before we can throw a frisbee!!! :-)
But you know, in spite of how tough this winter has been (even by NY standards), it's still quite beautiful.

Have a great weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day, Margaret.

Kim Nelson said...

Felt like a walk through a close, friendly neighborhood.