Poetry Friday: Snow Day Edition

My kids are waking up to the news that there’s no school today because of the ice/snow storm.


NEX 5R — Minolta Rokkor 100mm Macro — f/4.5, 1/125s, ISO 1600

I whispered the news in Gearbox’s ear and the happy almost-teen went back to sleep. My youngest will soon wake up, jubilant. He’ll be running around the house dancing a jig, like Emily Dickinson.

Snow flakes
By Emily Dickinson

I counted till they danced so
Their slippers leaped the town –
And then I took a pencil
To note the rebels down –
And then they grew so jolly
I did resign the prig –
And ten of my once stately toes
Are marshalled for a jig!

For more Poetry Friday, visit Robin Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge.

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8 Responses to Poetry Friday: Snow Day Edition

  1. jama says:

    Happy Snow Day! LOVE the poem. :)

  2. Donna Smith says:

    Ha! I don’t remember ever reading this poem by Dickinson! I love the last two lines!

  3. What a treat to wake up to snow! I hope you’ve had a fun day with it. This poem is new to me — I love the sprightliness of the short lines.

  4. Joy Acey says:

    What a fantastic picture of a snow flake. Yipee. I hope you have a fun day in the snow.
    Thanks for the Dickens.

  5. Linda Baie says:

    Oh happy day! Sorry I missed this in the early morning, but hope it was a wonderful day. I love Emily’s poem-how clever she was!

  6. A snow-filled day! How beautiful that must be. We’re thinking of spending our Christmas holidays with family in the US next year – but it’s in California, hardly any snow. Haha. :) Have a great day!

  7. Tabatha says:

    Your chosen poem matches perfectly with the feel of a snow day! Terrific close-up of a snowflake, too.

  8. I danced a very careful no-toes dance on Friday. Snow days are EVER so wonderful!