Seasonal Ditty

Winter kisses.
Snowflakes on lashes
tip of nose
caught on tongue.

Winter fury.
White-out curtain
howling winds
sleet and ice.

Winter warmth.
Wooly mittens
snuggle downs
‘neath gramma’s quilt.

Winter leaving.
Snowman drooping
puddles form
days grow long.

Winter gone.
Crocus pop-ups
daffodils shine.

5378634594_1149da7a53_b (1)De is hosting dVerse Quadrille Monday. She asks us to include the word (or a form of the word) “kiss” in our exactly-44-word-poem (sans title). Thought I’d go lighthearted today. Seems to me we can always use some smiles. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time….come on over for some smooching! Image from Bikes And Books on Flickr.

58 thoughts on “Seasonal Ditty

  1. whimsygizmo February 11, 2019 / 3:05 pm

    Love those winter kisses, and the progression of this. It all changes so quickly.

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    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:37 pm

      Ah yes….but not quickly enough when we get toFebruary! We had snow again last night😟❄️


  2. kim881 February 11, 2019 / 3:11 pm

    You definitely made me smile, Lill, with those crocus pop-ups and shining daffodils!

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  3. Misky February 11, 2019 / 3:17 pm

    My crocuses are up and bright as sunshine also. Loved your quadrille.

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    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:40 pm

      Ooooh I am jealous! Here in Boston we had snow, then sleet then rain then sleet yesterday afternoon and through the night😳

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      • Misky February 13, 2019 / 4:08 pm

        Stay warm!!


    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:41 pm

      Yesterday we had snow, then sleet, then rain and then sleet again!


  4. sarahsouthwest February 11, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    You bring out some of winter’s charms here. But I’m ready for some shining daffodils now. February always feels like a long month.

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    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:42 pm

      …long and fickle! Yesterday we had snow, sleet, rain and sleet!


  5. kanzensakura February 11, 2019 / 3:42 pm

    Poor snowman! It is still full winter here. Today is cold and rainy, it sleeted last week after a few days of teasing spring. I ike the progrgression in this and the crocuses popping up!

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  6. Glenn Buttkus February 11, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    Winter wears many faces, but all of them have icy lips. We are having heavy snows right now, worst in a decade–what global warming?

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    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:45 pm

      Cold lips indeed! Still winter here too. Remember that global warming not only is heating up oceans and earth…but is also giving us weather extreme swings….hence bad winter storms as well.


  7. Carol J Forrester February 11, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    A beautiful collection of snapshots from winter. The one about cuddling beneath Grandma’s quilt made me smile and brought back some wonderful memories from my childhood.


    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:46 pm

      Snapshots of winter….nice way of describing it. Thank you!


  8. msjadeli February 11, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    even the snowman wearies of winter. uplifting poem for these cold days


  9. merrildsmith February 11, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    It’s snowing here today. I like your description of “winter kisses,” but I’ll be happy to see the crocuses!

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  10. Nancy Jahnke February 11, 2019 / 4:57 pm

    Fun reading your winter to spring descriptors!⛄️💐

    Sent from my iPhone


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  11. robtkistner February 11, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    That poor snowman has seen better days Lillian… :-). This was wonderful, and liked the way you used the prompt.


    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks, Rob. Glad you enjoyed!


    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:49 pm

      Well….some of the moods are fun! But by now, I’m ready for poppin’ Crocus!

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  12. Arcadia Maria February 11, 2019 / 7:13 pm

    Lovely quadrille but winter can’t leave soon enough for me. LOL.


    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:50 pm

      Me too! And February is such a fickle month!


  13. jillys2016 February 11, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    Love how the structure looks like a snowman! (Who smacked that poor fellow in the photo?!)

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  14. Mary (tqhousecat) February 11, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    Can’t wait for those Daffodils! I always think Valentines day as halfway mark. Then a long kiss goodbye!


    • lillian February 13, 2019 / 3:59 pm

      Oh yes! But I’ve always thought February was a fickle month.
      On April 1, 1997 I interviewed for the job that would bring us permanently to Boston….it just so happened to be the day BOSTON had a howling 27 inch blizzard that started at about midnight the night before….I had a spring trench coat and navy linen suit with me! April Fools Day indeed. Poor crocus and daffodils didn’t know what him ‘em!❄️😳


  15. rothpoetry February 11, 2019 / 10:44 pm

    I love your little ditty and your snow man is precious! Warm weather puddles him up!!


  16. V.J. Knutson February 11, 2019 / 11:05 pm

    Nice lighthearted look at winter with a great image to accompany it.


  17. anmol(alias HA) February 12, 2019 / 2:20 am

    Love this environ of winter comforts — the kisses provide the much-needed warmth.


  18. maria February 12, 2019 / 3:04 am

    A nice lyrical piece, lillian 🙂


  19. annell4 February 12, 2019 / 1:43 pm

    You have surveyed winter, and now, “winter is gone.” A winter’s journey, including Grandma’s quilt.


  20. sanaarizvi February 12, 2019 / 1:47 pm

    This is gorgeously drawn, Lillian! ❤️ I especially love and adore “Crocus pop-ups.” Lovely! 😀


  21. Vivian Zems February 12, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    This is sweet- reminds me of one of the songs from Sound of Music!


  22. Charley February 12, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    Leaving like a train… good to see winter’s caboose roll down the line! Nicely done.


  23. Frank Hubeny February 12, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    Nice ditty to winter. That snowman is holding on as long as he can.


  24. katiemiafrederick February 13, 2019 / 1:29 am

    Snow Man Kissing
    Frosting Colder
    Winter Dreams
    Fruition Warms Love..:)


  25. Abigail Gronway February 13, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    Your sad snowman is better than no snowman at all. I miss the snow….


  26. Frank J. Tassone February 16, 2019 / 10:08 am

    Love the haiku-esque feel of this one, lillian! A light-hearted take on this winter, indeed! 🙂


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