Claire V. Bogdanos

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

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 !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

SEASON’S CHANGE ( 2019 ) 2019/01/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:57 am
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The winter chill returns once more

As reckless waves crash on the shore

The eagle nests in heaven’s skies

As snowflakes fall before one’s eyes.

The winter has too soon begun

Make way anon for frozen fun

Unpack your muffler, hood and ski

Tis now the hour for snowtime glee.

Enjoy as days all fade so fast

Note, even winter scurries passed

As we prepare for spring’s encore

To be life’s cycle evermore !

 

 

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 !

 

 

NOUGHT TO HIDE ( 2017 ) 2017/02/13

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:00 am
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The grizzled stinging icy rain

Assails my frosted window pane

The splaying of its frozen bits

In rhythmic sound each window hits.

The ledges are piled high with snow

One cannot force the sash to go

The world outside is grim and bleak

It mocks the look of Bakers Street.

Oh Sherlock please, don’t be upset

We have no mystery as yet

The weather seems to be a curse

Of course it could be so much worse

Let’s wait it out, comfy inside

Thank God that we have nought to hide !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

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 !

 

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 !

 

GOD BLESS US ALL ( 2014 ) 2014/10/30

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:49 am
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The early hours are best of all

The air is crisp and full of fall

The wind is brisk it knows its way

The lower branches bend and sway.

Seems all the birds are southward bent

Where warmer breezes have been sent

We’ll have to wait until next year

For summertime to reappear !

 

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 !

 

WINTER LEGACY ( 1977 ) 2013/04/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 pm
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The chill of winter stealthy, stealing quick away,

Escaping silently in seeming speed dismay,

The frost dripping from the bough, weeping to the ground

Continues on with steady unrelenting sound,

Those winter tears fast filling every hustling stream

And rapid moving, hasten on with each sunbeam,

Poor naked tree who wearing not a patch of green

Prepares to face her mentor, spring, with garb obscene,

The night fog hangs like halos woven through the limbs

The sight of which, the heart to overflowing brims,

The crumbling walks and walls, the bitter freeze has fought,

Like brittle cardboard castles in a tempest caught,

And tumbling, rising, broken, crouch in disarray

While fallen branches, victim of another day,

Await the woodman’s axe and to woodpile retire

Until next year, once more to feed the warming fire.

Bold winter ushered in with such a lusty roar,

Now slithers past in fashion, circumstance deplore,

Such manner doth bear false witness to his power,

That legacy granting spring its proper dower,

Each year this pattern vital, steadfast, must repeat,

For life to winnow and the season’s term complete.

 

MEMORY IS ( 1981 ) 2013/04/18

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:06 pm
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Sifting through the ashes of a

bitter burning ember

Of forgotten days that time is

dying to remember

Where winter thoughts demand their

silence softly to be heard

Like some feint storm that rages on

appearing now absurd,

To leave one faithful moment here

that truth can realize

There bearing in its icy grip

lost dreams of paradise,

An everlasting steadfast ghost

of hope that went astray

To carry on its battered wings

past thoughts of yesterday.

 

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.

 

IT’S SNOWING ( 1955 ) 2013/01/31

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:33 pm
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The white mist softly falls and fades

Dancing in a symphony

Each flake, a prima ballerina,

The world is an eclipse wondrous white,

Mysterious patterns make their way,

Disguising ordinary scenes,

Creating panoramic view

Where’er the eye may fall.

The world appears to wear a furry coat

Of ermine hue, fragile as the morning dew

Resting on the petal of a rose.

A solitary cadaver of spring

Slumbers beneath the blanket heaven sent,

God is in His glory and all the world

Reflects His purest image.

The air is fresh clinging to each bough,

There’s ne’er a garment which man

Could e’er allow to garb a mortal

In a cloak of such great majesty

Nor tell of such infinity as this world

Which is such a wondrous sight to see

When it’s fresh in snow.

 

 
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