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A Glimpse into the Future



The swaths of clouds embraced the hills,

What lay between gave me the chills.

The first snowfall this season kissed

The fir trees peeking through the mist.


The robins fled their berry patch

For lower lands, their food to catch,

The geese and sandhills winged away

To find a warmer place to stay.


Yet later when the sun came out,

It said, “What’s all the fuss about?

I’ll shine my best and melt it down,

This early snow just makes me frown.


“I know it will return one day,

A month from now, the snow will stay.

So be prepared and fill the larder,

Soon the days will be much harder.


Make your shelters, line your nest,

Keeping warm will be a test,

But we will get through winter’s cold,

If we are ready and we’re bold.”

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

30 thoughts on “A Glimpse into the Future

  1. A lovely poem and photo, Anneli! ☺️

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  2. “If we’re bold”–I love that, Anneli.

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  3. Beautiful, Anneli! We are definitely coming up to the tough season!

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  4. Very nice poem and pictures. It is getting colder here too this morning. But the sun is shining and will warm up the day.

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    • Sorry I missed your comment yesterday. Thanks for reading the poem and I’m glad you liked it. It really is getting chillier every day. I’m thankful when the sun comes out for a few hours now and then, but it isn’t that warm sun we would love to have. Winter is definitely on its way!


  5. That’s a wonderful poem, Anneli, so nice and positiv. Yes, we have to prepare. For autumn, for winter and for what may still come. We should be confident, brave, and life-affirming.
    Thank you, anneli!
    Greetings from Germany….Rosie

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  6. An early snow would make me frown also, Anneli. I enjoyed your poem!


  7. Time to enjoy the sun and milder weather while they’re here. Striking photo, I like the poem as well. Is the scene nearby?

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  8. Love it, Anneli! Batten those hatches.
    I think winter will arrive late this year, but we’re supposed to get a lot of snow. Yay!

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  9. Your photo is beautiful, Anneli. I love seeing the fresh snow when it is up on the hills where it belongs! Love the poem.

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  10. A beautiful poem about the coming winter, Anneli. Perfect meter and rhyme and a delightful message to all of nature to get ready. 🙂

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  11. A lovely poem, Anneli and a haunting photo. Happy Thanksgiving. Love your turkeys (I guess!)

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    • Thanks, Carol. Those turkeys came out of the woods and picked at things on the ground right behind our trailer when we were on our way to Montana (pre-Covid) just beyond the Idaho border. I sneaked around the side of the trailer to get these pictures. Have a great weekend. We have lots to be thankful for.

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  12. What a great poem and the photo is a beauty.


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