Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Wicked Winter Weather Poem...and 6 Word Saturday

Don't Dread The Wicked Winter Weather
These are my six words this Saturday. If you would like to play along and give us your six words that describe your life today, just click on the button above and link up your post on Cate's blog. It's fun!

The Wicked Winter Weather

The wicked winter weather has been with us for awhile
And even though it chills our bones…something about it makes us smile

Is it that the frozen landscape forces us to stay inside?
Where the fireplace is glowing and the family now abides?

Mother makes us hearty dishes and they warm us inside out
Mugs of tea or steaming coffee she pours gently from a spout

Children bundle up for playtime as they build a huge snowman
But their little, frozen, fingers bring them inside to warm again

Leaving puddles with their pile of boots, and mittens, scarves and coats
Mother gives them warming baths and dries their hair and on them dotes

Nothing like a cheerful mother coming up with things to do
When you can’t ride bikes or skateboards, and the choices seem so few

Movie time with bowls of popcorn, lights down low, and candles lit
Families gather on the sofa, little ones on laps they sit

Yet we call it “wicked” winter, weather… and so often we do complain
But the memories we are making…in our hearts they will remain

So even though the wind chill plummets… and the utilities rise sky high
Just remember we'll soon be kissing winter weather a sad good-bye

With the spring comes separation…as we all go separate ways
Keeping busy with activities we can’t do on winter days

Maybe God in His great wisdom knew we’d need those times together
So He planned to give us the gift of freezing, “wicked, winter weather”!!!

Ecclesiastes 3:1
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven

Linda Hogeland Feb. 2010


Kathy said...

Linda, I just love this poem! You have such talent. I appreciate the completely different view on winter. I was about to write a blog post complaining, read your blog, then completely changed my mind. Have a great winter day, Kathy

Autumn in jeans said...

Awwww!! I like that!!! Nicely done :)
But I for one still can't wait for spring :P

Holly said...

Yes, winter weather can bring you together in many ways! I like the warm fireplaces! :)

croleyc69 said...

I enjoy your blog so much and of course the winter here has not been so bad but I'm so ready for spring. I love the poem and wintertime is such a together time.
God Bless You and Have a wonderful day !!!!!

Karin said...

Linda that is a great poem! Lots of memories of, "Oma can I have a bubble bath with candles on!!" Thanks!

Kate said...

Love this poem!!

Good to be a Queen said...

You always make me smile!
This was beautiful

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Linda...this is such a lovely post.
It is such a joy to visit and read your happy, positive perspective on the many aspects of life. You truly have mastered the art of appreciation.

Marmi Marquiss said...

Love your wintry weather poem, Marmi (Baby Ryan's paternal grandmother). You are such a dear and thanks for all the prayers and love you show to Leighann.

Lauren said...

how wonderfully creative!!!! I am personally LOVING the winter weather...I love snow!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Leighann said...


Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Eeeesh, you can have my share!

The last time I strapped a pair of skis on my feet I fell down the side of a mountain and almost killed myself. I'm a warm-weather gal now! ;)

Enjoy it though - and more power to you!

Anonymous said...

I love winter :) I enjoy the snow, sledding, snowmen, snow angel and especially cuddling inside with a handsome husband and watching the snowfall.

Happy 6WS!

Kristin said...

I liked your winter poem!! We don't know much about winter weather here in Texas. But, if it gets into the 40's, we think that's wicked winter weather and we can barely stand it! Ha!

Tara said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. This poem was just what I needed to hear. I am a fair weather girl and I tend to be sick a lot in the winter time. It is hard to keep my chin up, I guess that is why I love spring so much.

Call Me Cate said...

I don't dread it as long as I'm not forced into unsafe situations (like driving to work when roads are not cleared). I'm quite content to curl up inside by the fire with some hot cocoa and a book.

Thanks for playing 6WS!