Winter Wonda

winter wonda

Winter Wonda

Annie, Annie lift your skirts and run , your time is up you’ve paved the way now all your work is done. Swirl your skirts, spread your arms and take a bow your colder sister has arrived and so it is her time now.

So Wonda has arrived, it always has been so, she bursts upon the scene just when it is time for Annie to go. Wonda is very busy whipping up the winds she will be whistling up the alleys and nipping at your skin.

She is frosting up your windscreens and freezing up your locks she is chilling you to the bone and making you wear your socks. She is painting pretty patterns on your window panes and dropping the wrong snow on the lines and stopping all the trains.

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Winter Wonda Land

She has been out painting without a colour mix she only uses black and white she really has a talent for hiding trash and sticks and lighting up the night. The skies she colours grey with fluffy fluffy clouds , sometimes she will splash out on a blue blue sky, she makes it so beautiful, she really does it proud.

She can blind you with a blizzard and startle you with white she looks amazing in the moonlight  where she will dazzle bright. She’ll tinge bare branches with silver and make all the pathways white and check up on the little birds in nests to make sure they are alright.

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Wonda with the infant year

She is always very busy as she has to end the year and she loves a party at Christmas she is full of merriment and cheer.She looks in all the houses windows to see the Christmas trees she breaths patterns on the windows then quickly makes them freeze.

She no sooner helps the old year out when she has the baby new year to usher in. She has no chance to turn around so she whizzes and she spins. She can trap an unsuspecting traveller in a deep snow drift and she can entice unsuspecting revellers on lakes of ice, then she can make the ice shift. Like everything in this world she isn’t always nice.

So she is freezing up the water and bursting all the pipes, stopping all the traffic and putting out all the lights , turning off the electricity, ovens full of food no warmth left in the radiators …. she can be mean and rude!

But on a snow white morning or on a moonlit night she be the best, of everything. bright and crisp and light.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. giselzitrone
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 12:49:23

    Lieber Gruss sehr schön geschrieben lieber Gruss von mir Gislinde

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  2. zumpoems
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 15:00:49

    Well this is just amazingly good! What a wonderful holiday poem — perfect for a illustrated children’s book with one sentence (splitting the couplets) on each page — maybe even less than a sentence.

    My advice, for what its worth, is to either seek a publisher for this, or to create a set of pages on your blog with this wonderful poem and corresponding illustrations. Ii think this would come out to at least 20 pages, maybe more.

    Anyway, can’t say enough, This is both excellent and commercially attractive.

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  3. zumpoems
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 15:09:06

    Added this to http://zumpoems.com/excellent-articles-and-online-posts/

    (Would be great if you would be willing to participate in choiceposts.wordpress.com) Being an early partcipant won’t get you much extra traffic (if any) but later on, if site catches on, you can repost.

    Also, you certainly deserve the most traffic possible to your site. Not sure you are fully taking advantage of tags. Think of adding tags that are seach engine friendly such as “Rhyming Christmas Poem”, “Cheerful Winter Poem” — nothing too general, nothing too specific.

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  4. willowdot21
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 17:50:20

    Thank you so much, I am very happy to participate in (choiceposts.wordpress.com) I am very grateful for your kind words and your advice , I shall have to look up Tags as I have seen them but I am not sure how to use them. So again you have given me good advice. I am thankful !

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    • zumpoems
      Oct 12, 2011 @ 14:26:07

      willowdot21,

      When you start to create a new post you will see over on the left side underneath the “Category” section, the “Tag” section. Simply type in any word or set of words and these will be used as a Tag. For Zumwalt poem posts on zumpoems.com, I always type in “Poem”, “Poetry” and “Zumwalt” — and then I think about what Tag can I add that will be more likely to match someone’s search on a search engine — so maybe I add “subatomic particle poem” — if the poem deals with subatomic particles, of course. One could just add “subatomic particle” also since one has aleady added “poem” as a Tag.

      The tags are also leveraged by WordPress so that when you go to the WordPress.com home page and then click on the TAG tab near the top left, you can find recent posts that use any given popular tag — or use the search to search for less popular tags.

      So for example, if I enter in “prose-poetry” I am taken to this link (http://en.wordpress.com/tag/prose-poetry/) which has the most recent posts that have been tagged with “prose-poetry”

      If I enter Zumwalt, of course, you can guess what I would see. 😉

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      • willowdot21
        Oct 12, 2011 @ 16:27:31

        Thank you, thanks to you and a wordpress video I have got the idea . I have to thank you for your praise and your encouragement , coming from you an well polished poet I am grateful.xx

  5. Vampire Weather
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 22:16:48

    Mmmmm, a very inviting and creative read. It reminds me of classical artists portrayal of winter as a woman. I would very much like to meet winter! She sounds enchanting.

    I think I will read this again later while listening to the first movement of Winter by Vivaldi

    Excellent, as always, my friend!

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    • willowdot21
      Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:54:47

      Thank you , I love sprites, spirits and fairies and angels and so I am enjoying writing about the seasons…two more to go!! Keep writing your own inevitable style of poem we are all better for reading it.xx

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  6. willowdot21
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 07:55:28

    Thank you Donna you are so kind. I shall be in touch very soon.

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  7. penpusherpen
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 10:04:24

    The differing faces of the Seasons, Willow, all there in your lovely poem… True there are so many downs, but the ups … the childish wonder at the frost patterns, the white crisp snow, (future snowballs and snow figures) Brrr, you’re making me feel the cooler weather already through your descriptive words.., I too feel that Seasons are female, with such delicate touches… xPenx

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  9. Lisa
    Oct 19, 2014 @ 12:21:47

    “Read another one!”

    I think that must be the best compliment.

    Reply

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