(1961 / Nigeria, West Africa)

Jacky Frost

When Summers blue sky fades to grey
And swiftly ends the shortening day,
When coldness takes the flowers away
Ill dance the dance of winter!
Over hedges see me trip
To frost the leaf and haw and hip,
To petrify each sparkling drip
And dance the dance of winter.
Ill fade the roses red to white,
Redress the landscape in one night!
Make the cobwebs crisp and white
And herald in the winter.
I’ll tiptoe over lawns and trees
The water pipe I soon shall freeze,
Ill bring transport to its knees!
And turn all things to winter
In leafy Hollows, see me hide,
I herald in the Christmas tide
Where man keeps snug by fires inside
While outside, I am winter.

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NOW YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION OLD LADY. YOU AND THAT CHILD MOLESTER ROBERT MURRAY SMITH ARE GOING TO PAY
A wonderful poem adoring the winter that gives the message of approaching Christmas, Enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
Very well done, Lucy. Congratulations on having this poem chosen as poem of the day!
Great poem! Every line was well thought of. Great stuff and congrats on being 'poem of the day'! Well deserved!
Good work, congrats on poem and getting poem of the day!
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