Monday, January 10, 2011

I Built a Little Snowman (a snow-day poem by an orthodox rebel)

It snowed today, about six or so inches deep. I love snow, and as I busied myself with my outdoor merriment, I took to making little snowmen (maybe ten inches tall) and setting them around the edge of our frozen pool. As I made them, I started saying this little poem over each one, like a  blessing or something. Poetry and snow: it was all magic and fun!

"I built a little snowman.
He stood so white and tall.
I fear the sun will show its face,
And I will see him fall.

Stand tall, my little snowman.
Hold off your melting tears.
And I will build you yet again
Through all the frozen years."

-Jon Vowell (c) 2011

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