GUEST POST

THE SUN IN THE SNOW!

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Hello guys, it’s still Guest Post Weekend and today’s Guest Post is another poem by Yvonne Anyaorah titled THE SUN IN THE SNOW. If you missed her first Guest Post, click the link to read it http://alocovivavoce.com/2015/09/05/the-beggar/

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Read Yvonne’s poem after the cut and enjoy!

THE SUN IN THE SNOW

I dock my sack on my back

And trot from Hill head to Taylor

A trot so familiar, it relaxes my patella

And dear friend Phi Phi walking just beside.

We stroll and chat about ‘expropriation’

And curse our tyrants well posed as leaders

Our feet so eager to make it to Taylor

Yet slipping through the icy garden path

From snow and ice that was the night before.

We descend the hill from Hill head to Taylor

Our steps so gradual, it caressed the earth

But hand in hand, we make it down the path

The path still far away from Taylor.

Suddenly two raindrops found their way to Phi Phi’s neck

Could that be the rain? she asked

I gazed at the skies in response

But got kisses from the rain in return.

Hoods over our heads, we trek on

Our march…a dream, the effort and strength

Bound by our will to be at Taylor.

In time, we arrive at the ‘swively’ crossroads

For just as Bus 20 swivelled around the bend

The weather on its own swivelled too

From dark to grey and then some yellow

Ushering the unexpected.

It was the sun that is

It was the snow that had been

It was the magic of the sun in the snow.

That bountiful light piercing the dark clouds

That as dark as they were

The lance of light came through.

As Phi Phi and I gazed at the magic

The clouds gave us more to think about

‘Who has seen the sun in the snow’ I thought

So magical, so beautiful

Yet so short lived.

As we got to Taylor that day

The magic was all we breathed

How that ordinary journey of one day

Had borne with it, tales about the substance of living

Of many ups and downs

About strength, about resilience

So many beautiful pictures

And a dozen memories

Of the beautiful sun in the snow.

-Yvonne Anyaorah

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9 replies »

  1. Mrs Yvonne I really admire your work in here. Sounds like a true life story. Nice and well written poem. 🙂 😉

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    • Thanks for your comment Coco. It sure sounds like a true life story and to be honest I wish I could see the sun in the snow myself. Sounds visually mesmerizing!

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  2. Yvone you have a way with words, you describe perfectly. Another lovely one. Thanks a lot and please keep writing.

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  3. Wow! I’m short of words to write but just “wow!”. This is so beautiful that I started yearning to be Phi Phi especially the fact that the writer confirmed that this story was witnessed. Amazing Yvie! Please give us more…

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  4. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with
    internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to
    let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get
    the problem solved soon. Kudos

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