Make Way for Winter Walking

unnamedPoem below dusted the keyboard lightly after a flurry of false starts. (Appreciations to Carol Varsalona’s, Winter Whispers prompt)

( In icy snow and hot sand land, Poetry Friday links up weather zones, via Cathy Mere at


Make Way for Winter Walking 

by Jan Godown Annino

In my snow white winter meadow

paved with petals of a plant

that peeks,

then peaks in winter

hear the whispers of real weather –

winter in far Boston town


Dear one near the river Charles

hails from the simple winter –

winter of the warmer weather

snow white petals of camellia

blanketing the ground


Her beloved city slumbers

smothered in white snow blanket

and across the Charles River

silent ducklings poke from snow clothes


Make way for winter walking

©2015 Jan Godown Annino


Happy Valentine’s weekend to the dear one of this poem & to my Dear One & only.