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Spring in Winter

A poem about the lack of snow this winter where I live

By Alexandria StanwyckPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - March 2024
Spring in Winter
Photo by Charles Tyler on Unsplash

I never saw any white on the ground,

unless you count the morning frost

that disappeared before nine.

Spring peepers are harmonizing

with songbirds in an early spring symphony,

a pleasant sound to accompany my daydreams.


My closet has become a smorgasbord of every season.

I'm wearing sundresses under heavy trenchcoats

because the weather is unpredictable.

Now I am preparing for snow in April,

enough so the blooms poke out to remind us it's spring.

Have they been able to adapt as easy as I with the constant changes?


What a contradictory scene I see before me:

trees so bare when it feels like spring

in a place used to all four seasons.

I don't like the freezing snow

but even I must admit that I missed it.

Because, truly, what is winter without one good snow?

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Alexandria Stanwyck

My inner child screams joyfully as I fall back in love with writing.

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  • A. J. Schoenfeldabout a month ago

    I identified with this poem so easily. We often experience weather that can't make up it's mind about the season. I wish for you a wet spring, hot summer, crisp fall, and white winter.

  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    Beautiful piece, especially love the use of the word smorgasbord!

  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    Congrats!! Perfect showing of how when snow doesn’t show up, we then miss it. Jonquils, Snowdrops pushing up but not through snow.

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • LASZLO SLEZAK2 months ago

    Excellent work.

  • Spring in Winter? This title is full of paradox! I'm curious to see how you explore this contrasting concept.

  • sleepy drafts2 months ago

    Oh, I feel this. It hasn't snowed much where I am either and it feels so unnatural. Thank you for writing and sharing this, and congratulations on Top Story!

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Excellent sentiments! Scary too at the same time. I can't imagine wintertime without snow. Hopefully, we can blame El Nino this year. Hopefully...

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  • Kale Ross2 months ago

    Well-deserved Top Story!

  • Frankie Martinelli2 months ago

    This reminds of Prince's "Sometimes it snows in April" Great stuff!

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    This is great. Its a climate chaos here too. Blossom appearing while last years geraniums are still green

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great poem! Hope the snow returns’! Loved this’!

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