Winter photo poetry — Minnesota Prairie Roots


Please enjoy this beautiful take on a winter’s day from one of my favorite bloggers and an amazingly talented photographer.  ❤

A WINTER LANDSCAPE IN RURAL Minnesota can, at first glance, seem visually unappealing. White upon white upon white. But then a moment happens. A curtain opens in the mind to reveal a scene that holds spectacular beauty. Stubble pokes through snowy fields. A farm site stands isolated, yet strong, in all that winter vastness. […]

via Winter photo poetry — Minnesota Prairie Roots

Winter’s Child – #OctPoWriMo


An older piece, but it seemed appropriate for today.  Enjoy.  ❤

Penny Wilson Writes

*I know that I am Much too early for a poem about winter.  But the words “Winter’s Child” came to me and would not let me go.  So I had to do something with them.  I hope you enjoy.  🙂

Your eyes are icy blue;

your hair, winter white.

The sun no longer warms us,

Try as it might.

Your skin is as cold

as the lonely moon.

The stars look on with envy

as they spin their frigid tune.

The northern winds chill us

as you whisper December’s name.

A blanket of snow, your gift.

A frozen landscape, your aim.

No harm is meant to us

as the ice crystals softly drift.

For the Winter Child’s heart is tender.

The snow, a winter gift.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

  This is part of a 31 day challenge.  October is Poetry Writing Month.  I’m gonna try for the 31 poems…

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Warm and Cold


The heat from your touch
and  

Your passion
still

Light my nights

Morning’s glow
brings
the truth

My soul
chilled

I know better
than to think
you’re mine


© 2018 Penny Wilson
*This was prompted by the incredible photo above. 
If you would like to get in on the fun, 
please visit Jansen Photo’s blog HERE

Longing For Spring




She arches

Slowly exposing
delicate casing 

Sun warms
frigid bark

Tendrils stretch
seeking fevered
sky

Winter’s chill
shunned

Longing for Spring

Copyright © 2018 {Penny Wilson) 

* This was inspiried Frank Jansen's stunning
Photo Prompt. While it does not fit the guidelines, I couldn't 
help but write about what I was seeing. 
If you would like to get in on the fun, 
you can find out all about it HERE.  

 

Winter’s Child – #OctPoWriMo


*I know that I am Much too early for a poem about winter.  But the words “Winter’s Child” came to me and would not let me go.  So I had to do something with them.  I hope you enjoy.  🙂

Your eyes are icy blue;

your hair, winter white.

The sun no longer warms us,

Try as it might.

Your skin is as cold

as the lonely moon.

The stars look on with envy

as they spin their frigid tune.

The northern winds chill us

as you whisper December’s name.

A blanket of snow, your gift.

A frozen landscape, your aim.

No harm is meant to us

as the ice crystals softly drift.

For the Winter Child’s heart is tender.

The snow, a winter gift.

 

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

  This is part of a 31 day challenge.  October is Poetry Writing Month.  I’m gonna try for the 31 poems in 31 days.  We will see.  You can find out all about the challenge HERE.  Have fun! 🙂

 

Distance


The chill of winter holds tight

Accompanied by the savage wind.

The palled sun gives no warmth.

Does it light your way?

The distant hills bear

No sign of your trek.

My heart clutches thinking

Of the dangers you face.

Are you still there

My Beloved?

I scan the distance

As I always do.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

**This is in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt – Distance.  Be sure to check out the fun on her blog HERE.

I Fall For Fall


I am one to say “I don’t like Fall”.  The trees lose their leaves.  It looks like they are dying.   Then there is the approach of winter.  The cold, the snow, brrrrr!

I spent most of my life in the Northwest.  The cold and the snow were nothing to laugh about in most cases.

Now I live in Texas.  It’s a whole different world.  My BFF in Oregon has already had snow and below freezing temps.  Here, I still have to run the A/C in the afternoon.

Sooner or later the fall “feel” comes over me and I’m into it!  Look at the gorgeous colors of the gourds & pumpkins in the picture above!

I’m ready to put another blanket on the bed.  I want to break out my cozy sweaters & scarves!

I haven’t had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte this year, but I have a Starbucks Gift Card in my wallet that I’m not afraid to use!

Are you ready for Fall?

Copyright (C) 2017 Penny Wilson