Reflections on a Winter’s Day

Carol A. Hand

A crispy leaf crackles on the crusty snow
As the west winds of the winter morning blow
Accompaniment to city traffic’s steady drone
As I sit drinking my first cup of coffee, thinking, alone


Photo: Sparkling Snow (Pixabay)

As the sun breaks through the clouds, transforming hardened snow
Into a field of rainbow sparkles on the blanketed earth below
My heart touched with hope that even on the darkest day
Gratitude will reveal blessings, an inexplicable inner peace to light the way

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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16 Responses to Reflections on a Winter’s Day

  1. Maremma Gee says:

    Very nice…thoughtful…

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  2. Beautiful poem, Carol.

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  3. Carrie says:

    Lovely, Carol.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Really like the use of alteration in the first line of the poem crispy, crackles, crusty – made the scene come alive.

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  5. Ah, your 2016 resolution to be more light hearted???

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  6. May it be so, sweet Carol! 🙂 ❤

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