Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DMC: "Winter Wonder" by Janie Lazo


Swirling, falling bits of heaven
Floating down—whirling round
Gently land on snowy ground
Lying there I feel I'm flying
Through the snow—up I go
Through the whirling, swirling show
Winter's hush is all around me
Silence loud—Winter's shroud
Whispers peace she has endowed
In this perfect world of wonder
Heaven's show—earth aglow
making angels in the snow

© 2016 Janie Lazo. All rights reserved.

Ann Rider has challenged us to write poems about places of refuge and solace this month. Click HERE for more details.

You have until tomorrow, November 30th, to join in! Post your poem on our November 2016 padlet and I will add it to the wrap-up celebration HERE. One lucky participant will win a copy of BEFORE MORNING by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes, courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.


  1. Michelle, I am gearing up after a busy November to add a poem to your padlet. Janie's poem captures the essence of winter. (Interesting to note that my next gallery is titled "Winter Wonder" but I have to design Autumnventure first.) Off to create...

  2. Lovely, Janie! I really like the juxtaposition of the falling, floating snow and you rising up and flying like an angel.

  3. Beautiful rhythm and rhyme that takes us into that 'wonderland", Janie. Love reading this aloud!

  4. Love all the soft swirling, whirling, whispery sounds in this--you've captured that wintery hush!

  5. Beautiful. I haven't seen snow in years, and now I really miss it.

  6. Wonderful imagery, Janie. I love this poem with the interesting rhythm and terrific rhyme scheme.

  7. Thank you All for your kind words. There is something very magical in the snowy days of winter. I was blessed to grow up in Michigan with these wonders right outside my door. I am now blessed to live in Southern California where I can visit the beach and drive to the snowy mountains all in the same day.

  8. I love all the different sounds of your words together I can see the flack flatting down and I live the ending