Friday, November 9, 2012


Winter has arrived...
Inspired by the first frost on the shed roof.
November 9, 2012

Winter arrived
   by Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

Winter arrived, there is frost 
   on the shed roof                      
The thermometer says thirty-six
  That is always the proof
That Winter has arrived.

The squirrels forage in my back yard
     If I throw them some nuts
They bury them in the hard
    cold ground.

I now need a coat to walk the dog
    Sometimes in a cold wet fog

That the Winter sun will take away
   As we walk swiftly along the way
So early in the morning.

In my mind I walk with Bill
Knowing he is gone, but still...
 He walks within my heart.
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The pansies in my flower box on the shed do not mind the cold at all.  They continue to bloom despite the cold and are known for being hearty.  The wind ribbon was made by my Daughter Barbara and I love watching the vibrant colors blow in the breeze from my window.

My inspiration for my poem starts out on a scrap of paper and any handy pen.  And my little companion, Lilly snuggles on my lap in the chill of the morning.

God is good, all is well.

Thank you for coming and do visit again soon and comment please...

My poetic heart to yours...

1 comment:

  1. A very lovely poem Kerrie. We are having an early winter it seems here. Take care Dear Friend.