Elena Sandu


*Snow, it's not your time to go, please stay! !


It's winter, yet I can feel
first signs of spring
seen the snow melting,
heard the birds sing
how happily kept spreading
their wings!
I smiled, but deeper, deep
Inside my heart
Came bleeding one more crack...
My heart is breaking as I know
Might be a shorter time to go
for us to fly on ski no more
nor skate, no slide on sleigh
nor even watch
the dancing falling snow!
Soon in no more than a few years
might well be raining the whole winter
I so much fear, I so much fear...
The drops of rain?
Tears, and only tear flakes,
of our most sorrowful pain!
not ever given chance for snow again!
We are avoiding the deep thought,
To understand, we do not want
And never stop to make, stock or gain
Imported food, tobacco, rare drinks
cute cup, gush, only because
it is so cute, and also, pink!
A table plate,
look, all comes really really cheap! ?
Then get the big staff, expensive ones
the latest car, new game, blue ray
whole range of digi smart,
new new house
new roads or railroad cutting
throght the hearts of mountains
companies, factories, eating all the clean air,
I could continue till tomorrow, but you may
stop me and angrily say: -
tomorrow always comes
you'll never go away!
Right! And so the the global warming
forever it will stay
if we continue to play their games.
Whose game? How could I know,
No one would say..
But doesn't matter anyway
let's only stop the playing.
And try to save, starting with
being careful for what I pay.

I'll raise my water cup
For me, for Us,
for better than the worse,
Let's rise!
Noroc!

Noroc! - in romanian tongue it means cheers and good luck!

Submitted: Thursday, February 17, 2011
Edited: Sunday, February 23, 2014

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  • Akhtar Jawad (9/18/2014 10:23:00 PM)

    I'll raise my water cup
    For me, for Us,
    for better than the worse,
    Let's rise!
    Noroc!

    Noroc! - in romanian tongue it means cheers and good luck!
    Snow has its own charms, if someone asks the springs to be a bit late, there must be something gorgeous in the snow but that can be seen only through a great poem like this. Thanks Elena for helping your readers to watch the marvel of nature. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (2/6/2014 9:48:00 PM)

    Thank you Bri, I am grateful you took time to read and give such a nice opinion and help. Thank you for the corrections, I will try to fix my errors. The big staff was meant as something that support our way of living today, (disconnected from ourselves, a sort of cracked rod that orders social disruption) . Sometimes lots of errors come from my ignorance or hurry to get rid of what burst out of my chests, yet sometimes I may think so far that I can easy create missuse or missunderstanding. Of course, I think you are right, the riches have no time to read poetry, they are too busy to make money lol. Let poetry be for those with empty pockets those with broken souls, for we cannot afford the costly care of profesionists of all kind. I may not change the world yet I can always try to warm the hearts and bring awareness. Doh as if people are not already aware... Little by little we will find the way to change. I think our earth has enough food for everyone, we need to stop overproduction resoect uor nature and learn to share. And most of all we need people like you who can give a kind hand where is needed, thank you! (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (2/6/2014 8:52:00 PM)

    Elena,
    these certainly are some fine tiny words. AND i also enjoyed, very much, your own comment which you made after writing the poem. i hope you continue to have to shovel!

    i especially enjoyed: Tears, only tear flakes,

    and:

    look, all comes really really cheap! ? ..............i especially like your addition of the question mark! what price is mankind really paying for overpopulation and convenience and cheap goods? ? ? ? yes, china [and the rest of the world which is making up for lost time in its manufacturing industries] can certainly cause some shoppers [who might otherwise think twice about an unplanned purchase] to whip out the cash or plastic card and take more stuff home which ends up rarely used and perhaps in their next garage sale!

    it sort of saddens me that my wife....... [she grew up sort of poor, but has worked hard, and smart, to make a good nest egg for herself.........before i met her]...... feels she can justify spending tens of thousands of dollars to remodel a house, we recently purchased, which did not really NEED remodeling! ! ! but out go materials, ripped from where they have done good service for previous occupants, and in go new materials which are beyond modest (in some cases at least) . and the painters charged a lot of money and didn't use a lot of the paint purchased with it, so there are more partly-full containers of paint, like all the ones we found in the basement when we bought the house. perhaps we can recycle some of it somehow. AND she claims to have saved more resources in her lifetime than i have in mine, BUT she insists on planting and growing more plants outside for her enjoyment (and thus we need to artificially water sometimes....in drought-stricken northern california) . and SHE is one of the conscientious consumers!

    human beings may just harvest what they sow, so to speak. at least i don't have to live forever. which reminds me: one of the biggest, if not the biggest problems which mankind COULD control better if we wanted to (which we don't) is the problem of people being kept alive for too long. good grief. if i don't die by age 75, i will seriously consider speeding up the process.
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    throght the hearts of mountains throght? typo? how about through?
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    for better than the worse,

    i want to say make this 'for better than for worse' or 'for better rather than worse'. i'm not sure what you want here and maybe, over there, your way of writing it is the accepted way. ?
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    big staff, .............do you mean a large staff of servants?

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    your interesting observations, well-spoken, make for a nice poem, but i don't know that it will help stall the waste and pollution. well i'm pretty sure your poem won't. BUT WHO KNOWS? ? maybe some group of billionaires will read it and do some correcting of mankind's ways. it may well be the super-wealthy who could solve the problems cited here, but it is the vast multitude of people, such as the one who bought the cheap plate, who may hold the elusive key.'
    thanks for sharing. bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (8/19/2013 9:53:00 AM)

    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. That was an old time song about the snow.Yes you
    have depicted the winter time in a very special way. The snow flows down so beautifully
    and blankets the earth. Unfortunately the time comes when it turns into slush and
    have to be shoveled up or else it will become dangerous and unsightly. Still it is
    to be enjoyed and relished. Hope that global warming and the changing faces of nature
    does not change the snow time. I have a poem called Snowflakes please read when
    you have time. An excellent discourse on the winter snow. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/11/2012 10:34:00 PM)

    The rotating seasons have their own charm. But this cyclic pattern may be violently disrupted if global warming progresses at this rate. This is a warning to all of us who pollute Mother Earth for immediate gains. Nice write! (Report) Reply

  • Khalid Jassim (5/11/2012 2:41:00 AM)

    I smiled; but deep
    Inside my heart
    Comes bleeding one more crack; ....so exquisite words...you make me love poetry and motivate us to read more and more.......thank you poet............ (Report) Reply

  • Gordon Tseng (2/21/2012 10:49:00 PM)

    Good works! Sharing my songs about this with you:

    People Have a Little Earth
    www.gordonsgodown.bandcamp.com/track/people-have-a-little-earth
    When Icebergs Are Gone
    www.gordonsgodown.bandcamp.com/track/when-icebergs-are-gone (Report) Reply

  • Stefanie Fontker (10/8/2011 8:35:00 PM)

    I love that you're raising awareness of global warming through your poetry. This shows not only your intelligence, but your big heart. Keep spreading the word! (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (7/30/2011 6:17:00 PM)

    I like this poem. This year I didnt experience a spring, and summer seemed rather harsh! Global warming is not our friend of anyone. Thought it doesnt necessarily mean whinter would go away, it just means that thigs would become unpredictable and more extreme~ (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Kumar (7/30/2011 4:48:00 AM)

    By the influence of the nature we can flew the seven skys... beautiful landscape it really impressd the soul 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (3/31/2011 1:00:00 AM)

    Nature and season will change but the same feeling will not come again unless we act and try our best to save the nature to continue enjoy the nature.
    I love winter and this poem really make me miss my last winter and the feel in that season.
    Keep the nature alive and the nature will give us more chance to enjoy the best.
    Excellent poem. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (2/18/2011 6:24:00 PM)

    LOL, Next time, I should be more careful what to wish for, today less writing poems, busy to clean the snow, came up to knees, light weight (lucky) beautiful..and deep, hahahaha.The selfish me it's going out to give a bow to a gray sky, appologise and say: - please, we have enough for today.Tomorrow comes another day.. (Report) Reply

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