Friday, November 22, 2013

Poetry Friday - Intro to Max and "First Snow"

Welcome!  I have been lurking through the Poetry Friday blogs and postings for a few months now and meaning to write and link up myself.  Since my 6-8th grade class is doing a unit on poetry, I've been doing a little writing and wrote this yesterday in class as we played with free verse.  Cheers!

First Snow
The first real snow of winter invigorates me to action
Even though the covers are extra heavy
And the dark room is uninviting.

No snooze alarm today!
Shower, shave.
And then my daughter appears
Rubbing sleep from her eyes,
To help me choose a tie.

Tigger, Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh animate my blue shirt.
We part the red curtains and gaze into the white world below.
She is excited by the snow she sees
And the snow she remembers licking
Last winter.

"You get me some snow Dada,"
She commands as she climbs into my bed.

Snow sparkling in my hair,
I return with a bowl filled with the bright, crisp smell of winter.

Her mouth greedily consumes
Cold flakes as she snuggles
Next to the orange warmth of my
Snoozing wife.


  1. What a lovely moment you've captured in your poem, Max. So nice to meet you! Love that you have a Pooh shirt, too :).

  2. This is beautiful, Max. Especially love "a bowl filled with the bright, crisp smell of winter" and "the orange warmth of my/
    Snoozing wife." So glad you stepped up and introduced yourself! I look forward to reading more in the weeks to come.

  3. Ah, a fresh bowl of flakes! Yum. Nice to meet you!

  4. Welcome to Poetry Friday! Thank you for sharing this delightfully vivid poem with us.

  5. Glad to have you with us! I love poems that are a snapshot of a moment in time, perfectly captured forever. Thanks for sharing your family with us (and fingers crossed the snow didn't get dumped on the sleeping mom)!

  6. I love that bowl of snow gathered up and brought into the house to your daughter. And what a perfect ending - "the orange warmth / of my snoozing wife." Welcome to Poetry Friday, Max - and I'm glad to hear you are encouraging your students to write poetry!

  7. Welcome to P.F. blogging. You'll like this little poetry universe that's been created. Save the poem for your daughter and give it to her on her wedding day. You'll kill everyone!