Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A Winter Poem and Reflection


In the stillness of the morning
Snow has fallen all around
No sweet songs of birds calling
They await the suns first rays
Soon the dawn will streak the sky
Colouring it with the warmest glow
Shades of gold fade into softest blue
And tint the snow a pinkish hue
Still no sound can be heard
Just the silence of the snow ...

Poem - Dianne Dawes ... ♥
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I have only had the experience of real snow once in my lifetime; it was many years back in time. I was driving through the New South Wales countryside, a place called Armidale on the New England Highway; a very rural place back then. It was late Winter, early Spring, it was morning and I was driving slowly because of the slippery road. Up ahead I noticed a farm fence close to the road and there sheltered beneath some branches of wattle trees were some sheep with their new lambs close by. They looked so lovely, so I parked my car further along and walked back. It began to snow, these soft white flakes floating down silently from the sky, falling gently on my face and I was catching them in my hands, cool and wet. Such a magical feeling in this place of silence. I walked back to the lambs to get closer, they were a little hesitant at first but as I put my hand out to pat them, they nuzzled at my fingers and started bleating. Their little faces were soft and warm, I had this overwhelming feeling of happiness, it was just wonderful. I do hope I see the magic of the snow again and hear its silence.

41 comments:

MARTY said...

snow is something so magic ! something soft and so beautiful in the landscape!
I wish you to see that again !
merry christmas dianne, with or without snow !
bisous

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I must have been a lizard in a former life - not a fan of the cold. Looks pretty though.

very best wishes for a healthy, happy and positive 2015,

Cosmo (& friends).

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful poem and exquisite photo, Dianne wish you a Merry Christmas full of health, peace and love.
Besos!

puerileuwaite said...

I choose to believe your version, and not buy into the rumor that you were the leader of a lamb rustling ring.

Rubén Opazo said...

Un poema hermoso y sugerente.
Dianne, quiero desearle una Feliz Navidad y final de año. Espero que el próximo le traiga solo alegrias. Un abrazo afectuoso.

Yannis Politopoulos said...

Merry Christmas
from my family and my students.

The land of love exists in our hearts.

Yannis Politopoulos

Magia da Inês said...



FELIZ NATAL!!!
✿╯BOAS FESTAS!!!
╰✿╮

Elia said...


✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•✫FELICES FIESTAS..✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫,
Que el amor, la felicidad y la salud, entre por tu puerta
y se quede contigo para siempre.
☻/ღ˚ •。♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* Un FUERTE ABRAZO 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。


La falta de tiempo ha hecho que no haya podido escribir antes,
pero has estado en mi mente y en el corazón
un abrazo en esta Navidad

deseo que seas feliz ^^

besps ;)

Magia da Inês said...



Que o Ano Novo venha como uma chuva de paz no mundo todo!...
Que seja tudo de bom e nos surpreenda com muita saúde e muitas alegrias!

(⁀‵⁀) ✫✫✫
.`⋎´✫✫¸.•°*””*°•.✫
✫¸.•°*”˜”*°•.✫✫
.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫✫✫

★ FELIZ 2015!!! ★

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

RECEBA UM ABRAÇO DE ANO NOVO COM VOTOS DE MUITA FELICIDADE.
FELIZ ANO NOVO!
AG

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne,la cultyura és un lazo que nos puede unir en muchas cosas

Leovi Leovi said...

I love undoubtedly a magical and beautiful moment experience of that first snowfall, yes, I have also experienced those nice feelings a snowy day in the field !!
Besos!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga...Feliz ano novo!
Seguimos nossa caminhada na construção de um mundo mais justo, fraterno, humano, harmonioso e de doação.
Todos somos promotores da Paz...que começa em nossos corações e se estende a tudo que nos rodeia!!!
Obrigada por fazer parte da minha história de vida!
FELIZ 2015!!!!

Muriel said...

Laura. M said...

Here in winter, some snow, but the saw is already all white.
Besos.

Betty Manousos said...

dear friend, here's wishing you all the joys of the season. hope you have a wondrous-filled 2015, filled with love, happiness and unexpected surprises around every corner.
much love!!
xoxoxo

Betty Manousos said...

dianne, you're such an awesome person! :))

Laura. M said...

I wish you a good year, Dianne ... ALL 365 days.
Until next year ;))
Besos.

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Dianne!
The joy of celebration, the happiness of sharing,
The beauty of a perfect year -
Thats what youre wished at New Year and always!
Have fun!

MARTY said...

my dear dianne ! hope all your wishes will come true this new year ! be happy and have wonderful days
bisous from France

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty for your kind words and wishes, yes, snow is magical and I certainly hope to see it again.
Bisous
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Cosmo and friends, for your kind wishes.
I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy 2015.
I don't believe you are a lizard, you are too warm hearted.
Love and best wishes
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your kind wishes and your friendship.
Besos!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello sweet Pugsley thank you for stopping by.
Thanks, I only wanted to pet the lambs not steal them, though they were very cute.
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Rubén por sus amables palabras y deseos.
abrazo afectuoso

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Yannis your family and friends for your kind wishes.
Yes, love does live in our hearts, eternally.

hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigada querida Ines para seus desejos amáveis.
Boas festas!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...


✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•✫FELICES FIESTAS..✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫,

Mi querida Elia , Deseos buenos GRACIAS POR SUS. Yo también espero Que la felicidad del amor y la Salud hijo Siempre a su Lado y se Quede con USTED para siempre.
Entiendo lo Ocupado Que ha Sido mi querida, no te preocupes siempre estas en mi corazón y pienso en ti cada dia.
Les deseo la felicidad también!

besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigada querida Ines para o seu tipo e desejos atenciosas.
★ FELIZ 2015 !!! ★
beijinhos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querido Antonio , também eu te dar um abraço.
Feliz Ano Novo

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Tan cierto querido amigo Juan , gracias por sus amables palabras.
abrazos y besos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi . such a beautiful experience that would be, the first snow of Winter and snow falling all around you in a field.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Olá querida amiga Marie Feliz Ano Novo e obrigado por suas belas palavras. Sim, todos nós devemos promover a paz e amizade para um mundo melhor.
Obrigado, eu sou muito privilegiado por fazer parte de sua história de vida e você parte da minha.
Amor e feliz 2015

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Muriel ! ♥
xoxoxo

dianne said...

Dear Laura , I am so pleased you have some snow!
kisses
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty for your kind and thoughtful wishes for 2015.
I hope your year is also filled with good moments, love and all that makes you happy.
Awesome! Such a sweet thing for you to say about me, you made me feel very happy, thank you, no-one has ever said that about me before.
Much love dear friend!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Laura for your kind wishes, a Happy New year to you too!
The new year has recently arived.
besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lucia for your sweet and thoughtful wishes, I could not ask for anything more my dear friend.
Likewise, you are wished the same, with much love from me.
Nappy New year and always!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Marty dear friend, thank you for all of your kind and thoughtful wishes, yes, I hope some of my wishes come true and look forward to wonderful days.
I wish you the same dear friend and hope 2015 will be as artistically inspiring to you as this year has been.
Kisses from Australia!
xoxoxo ♡

Elaine Logan said...

I love this simple story. Very nice, Dianne!
I need to get back in touch with my blogging life.
Thanks for this story - I like the lambs too!

Elaine

xxx

dianne said...

Thank you dear Elaine for your kind words. The lambs were beautiful and the snow, it was a lovely and unexpected experience.
Often the simple pleasures in life are the best and their memory stays with us.

Dianne
xoxoxo ♡