A Winter Sonnet Not

~~ by tkbrown


As winter closes in, nights turn from cool
to cold; wind chimes echo season’s sweet carol.
Cyclone snowstorms circle a northern realm
dumping snow and ice — Old Man Winter’s helm.
A deep, silent blanket quiets all and frees
a wonderland of miniature trees
mingled with houses dwarfed by such depths
of icy precipitation and street troughs
now cleared deep ‘mongst the puffy white blanket
mounds draped across the frigid landscape net.
Living in winter’s wonderland of snow
hinders all daily movement to and fro;
no designs from Jack Frost on the window
for it only reveals cold, bleak, white snow
blanketing all, piled high to that tree bough —
Winter’s Wonderland reels all motion — Slow!


Photo Above: Snow and Ice Covered Walls by Amanda Vick @ Unsplash.com.


By tkbrown

I believe family is a gift from God and should be treated as such. I love writing with a broad array of intent and purpose. I have written poetry virtually all my life, and much nonfiction in academia. My expanded efforts in all areas have finally taken off in retirement. I have much to accomplish now that I have the time. Other hobbies are painting, researching ancestry and myriad topics for my writing, knitting, crocheting, cooking -- always trying new recipes and always cooking for my health. I have many other hobbies, but these seem to dominate most of my time. Oh, did I mention I am the mother of three grown children and grandmother of seven. I have been blessed immensely and am the happier for it.https://twitter.com/tkbrownwriter/photo


  1. It was actually warm enough that some folks were out playing 9 holes of golf today.
    But winter has just begun…
    I’m not good with meter and sonnets – so very good for you to master this form.

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    1. Thank You Very Much! I have been studying meter and rhythm and rhyme quite a lot in recent years. Poetry is a beautiful way to express even the most mundane or unpleasant in a pleasant, enjoyable repartee. Thank You for stopping by; please make it a habit, and let me know what you think when you do!

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