Knee Deep


Knee deep in cold white,
wet pant legs an icy fright, 

freezing rain damping hair,
slipping on ice — a scare!

Strange snow on the bench,
two mounds and a trench.

Must’ve been a wild storm,
to make this weird camel form.

So wild that my trouble is double
as I shovel, shovel, shovel.

Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: More snow fell last night. February is making up for January’s parsimony. Meanwhile, I turn to poetry to keep me warm. Happy Poetry Friday! Thanks to Jone at Check it Out for hosting!

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78 thoughts on “Knee Deep

  1. “Must’ve been a wild storm,
    to make this weird camel form”: I love those verses.
    It is so original that you mentioned camels in the snow… Such an interesting conjunction of climatic diversity. 😉
    Great poem, Bren!… Love & best wishes! 😀 ❤

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  2. I can’t believe all the snow people in the Northeast have been having. We have had a really mild winter. I have only shoveled three or four times and it’s been seventy several days this week. Crazy!

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  3. I too, had three snow days! “slipping on ice — a scare!” is real for me, too. Several years back my chiropractor sold Yaktrax Walk and I bought a pair. I swear by them. (It makes me feel less like an old lady afraid to go outside in the winter.)

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  4. Brenda, this is a delightful poem with wonderful rhyme that keeps the reader engaged. That camel hump line is a good one and fits the image so well. I have never seen animals in snow so you brought me my first. How about combining this into an image poem for my winter gallery?

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  5. One snow like this all winter this year where I am in the Driftless Region (where tomorrow it will be 50 degrees)… but I’m ruling out nothing (including camels) in weeks to come… 🙂

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