Almost Forgotten Winter Scene

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The first frosty nights took me back to my childhood years when things were more primitive, but beautiful nevertheless.

Almost Forgotten Winter Scene

On the freezing window panes
the icy flowers start to grow
showing us their translucent
splendour that will soon wither
under the caressing glow of the
balming winter sun.
A swiftly vanishing show
seen by a shrinking audience
in the era of double glazing,
proving progress has its price.


Submitted: January 12, 2021

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Alexander Byrne

Nicely done!

Tue, January 12th, 2021 9:11am


I loved how much you captured here; the beauty of Winter, the nostalgia of it's features quickly disappearing because of modern double glazing. A short, but lovely poem.

Tue, January 12th, 2021 11:55am


Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed reading this poem.

Tue, January 12th, 2021 4:31am

tom mcmullen

Very Good Bert, double glazing keeps out both the noise and beauty.

Thu, January 14th, 2021 11:17pm


Thanks for your comment, Tom. I guess some people would say: "win some, lose some."

Mon, January 18th, 2021 6:17am


Ice on the window pane can be quite beautiful - but chilling too. Excellent poetry!

Sun, January 17th, 2021 7:49pm


Thanks Hull. It is one of those little things I miss nowadays. There aren't many of them, but this is definitely one.

Mon, January 18th, 2021 6:18am

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