Claire V. Bogdanos

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

SNOW FREE ( 2020 ) 2020/03/03

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The  winter winds  blow far and  near

I  hear the  sounds upon my ear

Windows  rattle,  panes gather frost

I  hope my  woolies won’t get lost.

The  icy branches  crackle so

Beware  to those who pass  below

The  limbs of trees all striking  bare

Does  leave  no warmth for all to share.

Oh  winter,  have you  come to stay

I’m  wishing  that you’ll go away

With  all  the troubles  that we see

Let’s  pray that  we remain snow  free !

 

 

 

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 !

 

GOD’S DIVERSITY ( 2019 ) 2019/12/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:28 am
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The  snow is drifting  to  the  ground

Its  destinations to be  found

The  air’s  so fresh and wet to  touch

Creating  visions,  scenes  and such

The snow is  drifting  into  piles

Where  e’er  you turn,  the world still  smiles

Oh  what a joy that  all  may see

God’s  generous  diversity  !

 

BUNDLE UP ( 2019 ) 2019/11/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:38 am
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Tis the season of fall harvest

The conclusion of this past year

When all intentions do suggest

It’s time good things now do appear.

Avoid the chill and evening cold

And keep the thermos near the fire

Use scarf and gloves as we’ve been told

Thus staying warm as needs require.

The winter comes as winter goes

Mid slush and frost and icy roads

The ice may drip o’er face and nose

Aft snow surrounds us by the loads !

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE WARMTH IS FREE ( 2019 ) 2019/11/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 2:19 am
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The  cold slips in beneath the door

And  shimmies fast across the floor

Leaving  behind a lasting chill

As  icy  fingers  often will.

No  matter where it is I go

I  am no fan of frost or  snow

And wish I  had a  magic wand

To  shoo the cold  to places yon

What bliss  t’would be to bide  somewhere

That  warmth is  free and  everywhere  !

 

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 !

 

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 !

 

 

HIS MAJESTY ( 2019) 2019/03/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:38 am
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The world outside’s pristine and white

A sparkling, glistening joyous sight

There’s not a single moving thing

That to each surface snow won’t cling.

All silence shouts with one accord

Let’s take a moment to afford

God’s challenge that He brings to us

In life and times too glorious.

How little do we know or care

About this heritage we share

For all we love is there to see

The power of His majesty !

 

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 !

 

 

DO TAKE CARE ( 2019 ) 2019/01/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:50 am
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Oh hear the sounds that fill the air

Of children laughing everywhere

The glist’ning snow keeps falling down

Windblown to cover all the ground.

E’er softly while they drift and blow

O’er scenes observed now cloaked in snow

If you should wish to venture there

Dress warmly and please do take care !

 

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 !

 

 

ICE CREAM DELIGHT ( 2018 ) 2018/03/08

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:28 am
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The veil of white now settles down

It covers everything around

The falling flakes make not a sound

They simply float down to the ground.

There’s not a spot that isn’t white

The sky is filled with dazzling light.

The glistening snow shines ever bright

Resembling an ice cream delight !

 

 

FROZEN VICTORY ( 2017 ) 2017/12/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:57 am
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Get out your mufflers, gloves and boots

I feel today may be a hoot

Our world is white and freezing too

There is much we have left to do.

I wish that we might build a fort

With slabs of snow the way we ought

The way we did so long ago

When winter brought us all that snow

But times have changed and so have we

Let us move on to victory !

 

 

WHEN SUNSHINE SMILES ( 2017 ) 2017/10/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:25 am
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I’m not a fan of winter chill

A runny nose or feeling ill

Fact is I’d like to outlaw snow

In any place I choose to go.

But I don’t wish to be extreme

Or shatter others and their dream

Though I don’t ski, I know it’s fun

I have seen hundreds on a run.

Perhaps I’ll winter in the house

Snuggled up like a hearthside mouse

I pray that I’ll keep warm till spring

When sunshine smiles on everything !

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

SPINNING OUT ( 2017 ) 2017/03/15

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:15 am
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I’m peering through a veil of white

That is this early morning’s sight

Watching the snowflakes filter down

In pirouettes close to the ground

They flutter, dance and swirl about

Their silent beauty spinning out !

 

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING ? ( 2015 ) 2015/12/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:42 am
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Oh Santa Claus where have you been

What kind of trouble are you in,

Is there some problem with your sleigh

Can you make it through Christmas Day ?

Are all the reindeer out on strike

Perhaps you’ll have to rent a bike,

I know that “warming” is the trend

Do you believe snow storms will end ?

It kinda makes me feel so bad

I’m losing all those dreams I had

I love the snow, please make it stay

Save “warming” for some other day !

 

 

 

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 !

 

DEPARTURE ( 2015 ) 2015/03/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:24 am
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Oh magic wand, where have you gone

We need your help to carry on

The weatherman decrees more snow

Where did your special powers go ?

How long is it we’ll have to wait

For spring to enter our front gate,

Oh springtime sprite you’re overdue

Do you need help to make it through ?

Dear snowfairy, it’s time to fly

We beg of you, please say goodbye !

 

THE SNOW FAIRY ( 2015 ) 2015/02/16

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:58 am
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I’d like to think that there might be

A creature known as snow fairy

With streaming silver hair aglow

That blows and flows mid winter snow

And sails the clouds above the wind

Where storms and flurries do begin !

While frost that edges all around

And permeates most of the ground

Can have no mercy till the spring

When warming winds do comfort bring !

I must admit that I’ve not seen

Some cold and heartless icy queen

Clad in her cloak of ermine hue

It is no sight I’m psyched to view !

 

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 !

 

ENDLESS WINTER ( 2015 ) 2015/02/09

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:08 am
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The morning wakens with each dawn

And tiptoes round with trepid yawn

The air is chill and blows intense

Against this frost we’ve small defense.

When Mother Nature throws a fit

We always get the worst of it

She is a force beyond the will

Of those who fight her cold and chill.

I cannot wait till she moves on

And we succumb to springtime’s charm

A welcome change to all we’ve seen

This endless winter’s snowy scene !

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

THOUGHTS TO SHARE ( 2015 ) 2015/01/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:48 am
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A misty morn does greet my eyes

The snow capped rooftops seem surprised

White carpet covers everywhere

The streets appear all stark and bare

This bleak facade that I now see

Lies still in ice cold harmony.

A likely thought that comes to mind

As winter winds have grown unkind

It’s time to host a fireside chat

‘Bout pleasant themes or this and that

There cuddled up in some huge chair

With warm and happy thoughts to share !

 

SHADOWS IN THE SNOW ( 2014 ) 2014/01/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:51 pm
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These criss-cross tracks seen from o’erhead

The only sign our eyes have read

Some lonely truck half-cased in snow,

No telltale signs that we should know

How drivers found their safe escape

In this abandoned stark snowscape !

The storm continues wild and wet

How long before the wind will let

The drifts abate and settle down

So we may trudge on solid ground ?

I love the snow its smell and feel

Reminding us of  all that’s real

One more facet of God’s great love

That shadows us from up above !

 

FROST ( 1970 ) 2013/02/11

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:34 pm
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Oh, fickle season, you have promised winter’s been repelled,

But curling leaves and frigid air mark you blunt deceiver,

There’s a chill pervading tonight, that cannot be dispelled,

Untimely demise, infant growth, implicit believer,

Just this morn, I spied a robin red flirting on the sill,

Timid peeking from behind the spiny pussywillow,

One frail yellow-budded shrub impatient holding back until

The lonely mourning dove comes seeking her mossy pillow,

The scared and peeling, hulking elm nodding its approval

With pecking intruder tapping out frantic rhythmic beat,

A carpet of wasting leaves now heaped, await removal,

Depart soon, wicked fomenter of discontent complete.

 

 
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