Snow in Two Acts

I was planning to do some ironing but I got caught up in Jane Dougherty’s challenge. It’s a shadorma, she says, and it is lined up in syllables of 3/5/3/3/7/5.

Snow is on my mind because of our recent storm.

Now, I will get to that ironing.

Snow in Two Acts

Melting snow
apologizes
slipping off
soft-footed
hoping for a quick exit
while you look elsewhere.

Falling snow
showed no such remorse
appearing
on a whim
making itself quite at home
without being asked.

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20 thoughts on “Snow in Two Acts

  1. Wonderful personifications. I’ve never heard of shadorma as a poetic structure. As an English teacher, I’m ashamed. The brevity of the line and the rhythm works really effectively for your sharp observations I think.

  2. Jane’s challenges are always interesting to me. I’m still working on mine (and of course I always have to do some artwork too). I love especially the second verse. (K)

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