Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Poetry Schmoetry -- Snow on the Tombstones

I will be posting one poem each day of Poetry Schmoetry (July 11-14).

Snow on the Tombstones 
by Dawn M. Hamsher
Snow on the Tombstones
Blanket of white
Cemetery calm
In early dawn light

Stones all snow-topped
Stand up by the pines
heavy with powder
that weighs down their sides

All of the headstones
Placed in straight rows   
Are colors of grays
That slumber and doze   

I couldn't stop looking
So lovely a scene        
A feeling of peace
of resting serene 


  1. I see the scene perfectly--and in reality many winter mornings. It really is a peaceful setting. Lovely, Dawn!
    Blessings on your day!
    Pam at www.2encourage.blogspot.com

  2. Great job! The imagery is really beautiful. :)

    Here's mine:


  3. i would like to end my days in such a place, beautiful imagery!

  4. Hi,

    Lovely descriptive piece: magic of Winter's embrace. ;)


  5. Oh, this is nice. I like how the imagery of the cemetery was unexpected - serene, peaceful...

  6. Pam -- Thank you! You can see a sight every winter where you live. :0)

    Amy -- I appreciate that so much.

    Tara -- Me too! I was so glad to have noticed the graveyard that day (my husband drove me to work b/c of the snow) and I caught sight of its beauty.

    Francine -- Thank you for the kind words.

    Kim -- I know...you expect something dismal when you refer to a graveyard, but this was so lovely a scene!

  7. Yes, I could see this scene too. Very peaceful.

  8. This is a positively beautiful and imagery-filled poem. Thank you so much for sharing!


  9. Excellent job. I can picture the scene easily.

  10. Excellent job. I can picture the scene easily.

  11. Carole Anne -- Wonderful! Glad you liked it!

    Nina -- Thank you! And thank you for stopping by!

    Wanda -- Great! I'll stop by your blog soon...it is so inspirational.

  12. What a nice poem! Beautiful language.

  13. Beautiful stuff - even down to the layout of the poem which suggests a gravestone to my eyes. I love your choice of words.

  14. Well done!
    Keep it coming!!
    We all are always here to support you.

  15. Curtis -- Why, thank you! Nice words.

    Simon -- Thank you. I didn't intent to make it look like a gravestone, but I'm glad that came to mind for you. I appreciate your words.

    Lion -- Thank you for the encouragement!

  16. You painted the scene beautifully. Very peaceful, i like it.

  17. I love this--the serenity and peace it conveys, the imagery, all beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  18. The historian in me LOVES cemeteries. I think I visit a couple cemeteries on every trip we take. My husband thinks I'm weird.
    The poems is beautiful. Snow makes things peaceful doesn't it?


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