Snow and Ice

mooniceA milky moon unfolded
to lighten a tired sigh
glassy slicks of ice on roads
gives my heart a scary blast
as it rushes over the top
tires avoiding a tragic skid

visibility clears
I itch to get home
and listen to tomorrow’s


© Daydreamertoo          *All rights reserved

*We had snow off and on all day yesterday and had to do shoveling. Got up this morning and, it’s still snowing.
It all looks so beautiful. I hate winter.

Shared with The Sunday Whirl #87
Poets United Pantry #128

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

28 thoughts on “Snow and Ice”

  1. Great little poem. I read it thinking it could have been three haku. That because it has something of the feel of one, something of the Haiku moment. Excellent.

  2. I had a slide today when the breaks stuck for a second and my heart went over the wheels as you say before–an instant later–I simply continued.

  3. i do like my ‘no snow’ weather in Atlanta. When we do get any kind of winter weather the whole town shuts down…and you drive at your peril because no one knows how.

  4. excellent. I like how you worked with the words, and let them do what they would, instead of fitting them to some agenda or other. great write!

  5. Ah the drudgery of getting to and from work in the snow, only to have to prepare for the next day! Winter! Nicely done.

  6. Bren, it has been so long since I have been in snow, I am not sure how I would feel. You probably couldn’t get me out of the house. Stay safe on those roads.


  7. How beautifully you’ve expressed this traffic mishap… you obviously embody a powerful poet! I love the image of a milky moon unfolding…

  8. we could do with a bit of snow amidst our tropical safe and have a festive holiday.

  9. When I had this experience
    I didn’t avoid the scary skid
    And wound up backed into a light pole.

    Some vehicle damage and whiplash
    No tragedy

    Wonderful description
    Not a great memory.


  10. I have never lived in snow. And so to me it looks beautiful. But I can imagine the trudge of shoveling snow and the grief when the snow covers it over yet again

  11. I’m with you on the whole love-hate relationship with winter. you set a beautiful scene here. I like how perfectly the picture compliments your words.

  12. I know. I fear slippery roads and HATE shoveling snow. But it does look beautiful. What a great image you chose…… beautiful. Stay safe!

  13. I am not a winter person either. I like watching snow scenes on tv but not in real life. I have come to grief on an icy road. Very scary but it was not my time,thank goodness

  14. whew…a slick road is no joke…been in some scary spots in my day…..i love the snow but the ice….ugh…like your imagery in this bren….

  15. Don’t we just loathe winter! My Grandson (10) just sent me a poem he’d written called Spring. It lifted my spirit both with its excellence, and the hope it brought.

  16. It’s hard for many of us to accept the weather just as it is, without wishing that it would be a little colder (or warmer), or a little drier (or wetter)!

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  17. Your poem reminds me of what I hate MOST about winter….those icy, scary roads to drive. (Thank goodness we have not had snow yet…very unusual…but no complaints here.)

  18. hahaha we had none, under our sun. You can keep the crap all over there and yeah it is crappy enough to make one swear.

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