Posts tagged ‘frost’

December 2, 2021

Icing Days

by Jem Croucher

First hard frost I've seen this year
with icing on the cars
Jack Frost has called here overnight
beneath the twinkling stars
and painted white all that he sees
on windows and on grass
for wonder come the break of day
when shivering humans pass

January 17, 2021

Frosted Teazles

by Jem Croucher

The teasels through the fence
had had a frosting overnight
and now in three-tree field
they were caught in pale sunlight
And as the sheep in lower field
paused and looked so I did too
to gaze upon this wonder
well, you would now, wouldn’t you?

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January 16, 2021

For bliss

by Jem Croucher

Ice cold here yet beautiful
Jack’s frosted strands they cling
with brittle fronds of loveliness
to cover everything
Too cold to stand here very long
yet there is time for this
rare spectacle of wonder
at this time of year for bliss

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November 9, 2020

The winter months

by Jem Croucher

And now it’s turning colder
with a frost out there today
the first white stuff I’ve seen for months
has come it seems to stay
And I’m not enamoured by that
if truth be told I’d say
as I would rather have the warmth
of summertime, but hey!

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February 13, 2020


by Jem Croucher

There’s a frost on the roof
at the end of the garden
as the winter clings on
for more months, beg your pardon
But I’ve had enough of
this cold stuff right now
and I long for the feel
of warm sun on my brow

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January 30, 2017

Pea soup days

by Jem Croucher


It really was a pea soup day
with freezing fog all ’round
reducing visibility
with ice upon the ground
Everywhere was coated white
not from snow but frost
and in the thick and murky fog
it was easy to get lost

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November 8, 2016

Bridging the gap

by Jem Croucher


So winter comes to bridge the gap
as summer fades away
A chill with morning, ice on cars
and frost ‘most every day

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November 30, 2015

Winter’s smile

by Jem Croucher


There’s a crystalline clarity out here today
in the trees there over the way
A ground frost has visited the fields overnight
And it’s more beautiful than I can say

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February 17, 2015

Snow Cover

by graypoet


Quiet solitude as the snow gently falls
Frost forms on the window, nature’s art
Cold fingers tracing patterns on the glass
Using memories to help warm the heart.

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November 10, 2014


by Jem Croucher


Nasturtiums do not like the cold
They do the same thing every year
Just the merest hint of frost
And they just wilt with fear

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November 7, 2014

First Frost

by Jem Croucher


Sunshine like water, diluted and pale
Greets me on this cold winter’s day
Bereft of its warmth, there’s a sadness there
Its exuberance fading away

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January 19, 2014


by dokurtybitz

Crystalline scales cover
The world in fragile armour
Under moon lit skies

February 18, 2013

frost – noku ( not quite a haiku )

by billgncs

why is spring fleeting and winter enduring ?

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December 1, 2012

Wings and Parts

by Joelly Cameron

With the snow, the butterflies came and they left.

Their compound became fractured with the piercing cold,

That left their wings stiff and unbalanced.

The most delicate touch gave way to the loss of senses.

I found a piece of you today,

That was left blanketed underneath the frost covered plants that have already died,

With the changing of the season.

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November 30, 2012


by Wendy Strohm

(for Jane and Tessa too)

The sun is coming to burn off the frost
And all this prettiness will then be lost
But I hear we have a real cold snap
To make your toes curl and your hands clap
Tomorrow may bring more cold and ice
And all will be white, lacy and nice!

©Wendy Strohm 2012,