Claire V. Bogdanos

Acceptance,Knowledge,Love,New Chapter,Process,Wisdom,

TAKE CARE ( 2020 ) 2020/01/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:11 am
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The  breaking dawn  moves  through the trees

Snowflakes  do fly on chilling  breeze

It’s  time to bundle up  today

And  find a place  that’s warm to stay.

The winter winds  are brash and buff

And  all  made of  God’s icy stuff

The  season has  turned rough and cold

As  each day  chances  to grow old.

We  all need keep our  feet quite dry

If  we are hoping  to get by

Each  day does  bare it’s  hoary breath

Take  care,  none dare to challenge death !

 

BUNDLED UP ( 2020 ) 2020/01/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:00 am
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Here  I am bundled  up to the chin

While  the north wind  struggles to slip in

The  air is so cold,  it feels  like ice

Thank  God my boots  are so warm and nice.

I’m  not too fond  of old winter’s  chill

And  admit  it brings me  little thrill

I  pray we’ll  make it  straight  through to  spring

When  the world  around begins  to sing

And  all of life  does  rebirth anew

With  both  heart and soul  and  voices too

Let  us take  our  joy  where e’er  we may

And  live to  complain  another day !

 

 

COLD OUTSIDE ( 2019 ) 2019/11/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:03 am
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The  fireplace  flickers as the fire glows

It  warms the  fingertips and  the toes

Too soon  the winter will  settle here

And stay  with us till the  end of year.

We’ll  learn to laugh though it turns quite chill

While there’s no chance it could change our will

For who  doesn’t  love the  old  fireside

When  winds  blow  hard and it’s  cold outside ?

 

 

THE SUMMER’S DONE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:35 am
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I’m so sad  that the  summer’s done

It’s  leaves are falling one by one

The wind moves  slowly in the  breeze

While  sailing quiet  through the trees.

There  is a crispness in  the air

Relief  from heat  we’ve had to bear

Too  soon the winter  will  appear

To fill  the balance  of the  year.

Then  when the  dawn does  shine its light

That  emanates from  brilliant white

Reflected  there  in swirling  snow

You’ll  see the  season’s  icy show !

 

CHASE THE COLD ( 2019 ) 2019/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:56 am
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The  days grow short,  the night  grows  cold

The  wind becomes  increasing  bold

There is  a chill pervades  the land

Before  the grasp of  winter’s  hand.

Tis  soon  ere Mister  Frost is here

Let’s  reccommend  a cup of  cheer

To  keep us all in spirits  gay

And  help us chase  the cold  away !

 

 

WHITE O’ER ALL ( 2019) 2019/03/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:48 am
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The snow is falling all around

And multi-layered on the ground

The trees are wearing crowns of white

There’s ne’er a color in our sight.

It hasn’t stopped since yesterday

How long before this goes away

Outside the windows all you see

Is winterscape infinity.

The rooftops all seem burdened too

The eaves resemble an igloo

No matter where the eye may fall

The world outside is white o’er all !

 

 

WE DEPEND UPON ( 2019 ) 2019/02/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:23 am
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Gone from all sight are the autumn leaves

We hear the wind, it attacks the eaves

The ice does crackle across each  lawn

A small sparrow chirps, move on, it’s dawn.

The clouds are laden in shadowed sky

Let’s pray this storm quickly passes by

It’s the time of year the branches break

While plants that sleep have too much at stake

Tis the moment all must carry on

Since we have spring to depend upon !

 

 

SHINING THROUGH ( 2019 ) 2019/02/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:24 am
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There is a hoary frost upon the ground

With a whistling wind that’s gathered round

And a feeling of a deepened chill

That cloaks today with impending ill

The fire is low, the morning is due

Let’s pray the sun will come shining through !

 

 

TIS WINTER ONCE AGAIN ( 2018 ) 2018/11/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:58 am
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I see the frost upon the bough

I know the weather’s colder now

It seems the winter has appeared

Clad in its ever bright white gear!

The clock that’s on my kitchen wall

Marks time through winter, spring and fall

While summer days may melt away

To leave behind each yesterday

With warmth to hasten any claim

To love or joy or hope or fame !

 

 

GET LOST ( 2017 ) 2017/08/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:14 am
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The winter winds are a world away

That’s where I wish that they all would stay

There are some things I could live without

Including ice, slush and sauerkraut !

Now it doesn’t matter how I try

My ideas don’t stand a chance to fly

So old winter gets to rear its head

Bringing snow and cold to us instead,

How I wish I could escape the frost

And this wintertime would just get lost !

 

 

 

 

WHITEOUT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:36 am
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One cannot hear a single sound

Silence has fallen all around

The world rests in its wrap of white

That covers all we have in sight.

There blinks above no lonely star

Nor other remnant from afar

No steeple bell or chime is heard

None dare to utter any word.

Too many hours the snowflakes fall

In their great haste to cover all

The moon’s been hid by swirling snows

That’s all to see where e’er one goes !

 

 

 

 

UNSTUCK ( 2017 ) 2017/02/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:53 am
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The wind is chill, the fire’s gone cold

The nights are long, the world’s grown old

The forest’s dark, there is no sound

How do God’s creatures get around ?

The wolf, the owl, the chipmunk too

All feel the cold just like we do

How can we save our wildlife friends

Until this season finally ends ?

We have about five weeks or more

Before the spring walks through the door

Let’s pray we all will have good luck

And the warm weather gets unstuck !

 

 

 

 

 

NEVER ENDING COLD ( 2017 ) 2017/01/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:26 am
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I’ve trudged among the trees where winter breezes blow

Shuffled through the streets piled high with new fallen snow

Lingered in the shelter of tall buildings nearby

Silent as particles of snowflakes gently fly.

There is certain quiet that I appreciate

Appearing only after the hour has grown late

And so it is in winter we place dreams on hold

All’s impossible in this never ending cold !

 

 

CALAMITY ( 2016 ) 2016/12/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:23 am
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Now here it is, tis come at last

That cold and windy winter’s  blast

With ice and snow and crippling sleet

For who can manage on his feet ?

The chill invades most everywhere

How will the birds take to the air,

The squirrels nestled in their dens

Will shiver much before this ends.

While all God’s creatures in the yard

Must find the going rather hard

Dear Lord above, please hear our plea

And save us from calamity !

 

 

OVERDRESS ( 2016 ) 2016/11/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:10 am
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Today is gray it’s dark and cold

The winds that blow are swift and bold

There is a chill that fills the air

Keep searching for the warmth somewhere.

There is no cozy place to stay

No comfy soft warm hideaway

We’ll have to tough it out I guess

By wearing wool and overdress !

 

UNDONE ( 2016 ) 2016/11/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:42 am
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The frost is on the pumpkin and the birds are on the wing

Let us cuddle in our nests until we return to spring

Take out all the extra blankets and turn the heat up high

It’s gonna be a winter that is loathe to say goodbye

And remember, when nears next season and birds homeward come

The process is do-over and what’s old has been undone !

 

TAKE CARE ( 2016 ) 2016/10/12

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:06 am
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There is a chill it’s in the air

From tingling toes to face and hair

And warns that winter’s on the way

But doesn’t say how long she’ll stay.

Oh please old crones that rule the wind

Be kind to those who are thin-skinned

Take care they’re safe from all the cold

Though winter’s force be ever bold !

 

WOOLIES ( 2016 ) 2016/01/20

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 11:14 am
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Jack Frost’s arrived I’m sad to say

I truly wish he’d lost his way

We know that he has friends galore

Who shop a lot at Land’s End store,

Oh how I’d love right now to see

A season that might warmer be !

 

 

A FROSTY MORN ( 2015 ) 2015/11/07

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:27 am
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The dampness slips beneath my sheet

From hips on down to icy feet

The chill pervades the very air

I can no longer linger there

Tis time to rise begin the day

And try to wish the cold away.

I look beyond my window glass

To watch the cold of morning pass

It’s not that I don’t favor snow

The warmth just seems to please me so !

 

OMEN ( 2015 ) 2015/10/28

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:07 am
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The early sunlight filters through the trees

The naked branches quiver in the breeze

The air is chill and threatens soon to freeze

I spy the foam-capped waves upon the seas.

 

I’D LIKE TO BE A SNOWBIRD ( 2015 ) 2015/10/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:40 am
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The winter winds of change creep round the bend

As late fall exits after summer’s end

The icy gray grip of frosty morning

Is the master of each daily dawning.

I hear the cold sounds rasp upon my ear

Increasing as the year end grows quite near,

Oh to join that moving mass exodus

And escape this winter’s freeze and excess !

 

BRIEF RESPITE ( 2015 ) 2015/03/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:32 am
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If I were a snowflake where is it I would go

Me and my companions, into high piles of snow

But oh can you imagine what great sights we’d see

Drifting from the heights on each town or small city.

We are all different no two alike or same

There’s no way that heaven could give each one a name

I think it’s quite exciting gliding wide and far

Snowflakes must have visited even with the Tzar !

They fell on every mountain and covered all the trees

They whistled in the wind and crackled in the freeze

There is so much beauty in all this pristine white

I thank you God but now I’d like a brief respite !

 

THE BIG FREEZE ( 2015 ) 2015/02/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:17 am
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The snow still falls upon the ground

Is there a furnace to be found

We need to turn the heat up high

And bid the cold a quick goodbye !

Just as it was long time ago

We saw the beauty of the snow,

The time’s now past and all we’ve done

Is complicate what was great fun !

Tis sad to think there seems no way

For us to try to warmer stay

Where is it that we will belong

The freeze is here but much too long !

 

A WINTER SONG ( 2015 ) 2015/02/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:04 am
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Oh little ones do you hear this song

If you know the words, please sing along

Greetings to you on this brand new day

How I wish that we could meet and play !

Do you think the morning sun will show

Or shall we have one more day of snow ?

Perhaps you might add an extra prayer

Please save us from this chill winter air !

We’ll be so grateful to greet the sun

And free at last as we gaily run,

We can stretch our legs and laugh out loud

And savor the joy of springtime’s cloud

If we are lucky the sun will shine

To leave the cold and our cares behind !

 

THE WINTER FROST ( 2015 ) 2015/02/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:12 am
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A crystal glaze now hugs the ground

And covers all the streets around

Each glossy surface seems to be

Surrounded by infinity.

It stretches out before the eyes

This world of white shines with surprise

One cannot see the end of it

No edge or seam, no not a whit !

Too soon today will greet the night

While morning will renew the sight,

The silence reigns with each new day

Oh winter freeze, please go away !

 

 

EARLY ARRIVAL ( 2014 ) 2014/10/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:09 am
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Leaves have deserted all the trees

The smell of winter treads the breeze

The shadow of the sun soon fades

Beyond the hill there in the glades.

The early night now spreads its gloom

It creeps into each lonely room

And whispers softly in my ear

That wintertime will soon be here !

 

PAST IMAGES ( 2014 ) 2014/02/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:12 am
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There dimly through the window seen

Vast veils of snow upon the green

Old visions of once long ago

Gave credence to the falling snow.

Seems time has lost its human face

That haunted every special place

And greets us all in manner same

Small difference in stance or name.

Snow laden folk in iced disguise

With runny nose and sparkling eyes

Were there to greet us as we passed

Lost images in looking glass.

I’m sad those days have flown away

This world is cold and dark and gray !

 

 
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