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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

Little Winter Wonderland

A snowy blowy afternoon

I watch the snowflakes fall

and see the trees out in the breeze

put on their winter shawl.

* * *

I like to watch the falling snow.

It puts on such a lovely show.

It looks like little veils of lace,

white butterflies upon my face.

©Charles Ghigna


Amy L V said...

Those trees in their shawls are perfect. I love that and now will see all of our spruces this way...I love when a poem changes my eyes. A.

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, Amy.
"...when a poem changes my eyes" is a poem!

laurasalas said...

I love snow and poems about snow:>) These were lovely--the white butterflies upon my face is my favorite part--that wonderful surprise of a summer icon being used to describe snow!

Ruth said...

Brr! This is beautiful, but I prefer my snow in poems instead of in real life, which is one reason why I live in the tropics!

Kerry Aradhya said...

I love the part about the trees putting on their winter shawl. I can envision the thin layer of snow building up on the trees....and at the same time am thinking about how nice a shawl feels in the winter...at least for people like me, who can't stand the cold as well as the trees. Thanks for sharing!

I'm Jet . . . said...

Quite lovely!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!

Callie said...

What a perfect description of what we woke up to this morning in DC. Beautiful poem.

BookBlogFun said...

Looks like you are doing great work. When I was a school librarian I always tried to point out the poetry section to students and also incorporate reading some poetry after story time. I need to get some more on my blog. I will look into your books, would love to review some.
~Lauri Chandler

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

So sweet Charles! Not that I can relate here in Georgia. Hm. There is some talk about a winter storm heading our way this afternoon - I can only hope for some of these lovely snowflakes!