Treasure Island

Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)


A chilly blast of air rushes through the trees
They begin to sway to and fro as if in a trance
The skies change from clear blue to a misty gray
Cool air began to rise and then it began to snow

Winter begins to show its magnificent wonders
As the cold rain turns to brilliant snowflakes
Gently falls to the ground with sparkling majesty
Blanketing the earth like a sea of white glass

Falling to the earth twinkling like crystal stars
Fleeing as the sun peeps out of its hiding place
Melting each snowflake thats unique in every way
Just like a shining jewel fading into the sunlight

Then cleanses the earth with a burst of fresh air
So that the atmosphere will be refreshed and renewed
To be enjoyed and appreciated by every living thing
Fell like frozen tears then warmed by the hands of God

Submitted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Snowflakes by Patricia Grantham )

Enter the verification code :

  • Beach Girl (9/19/2013 3:50:00 PM)

    You paint quite a vivid picture with exquisite words. Love this poem. Gave it a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (9/14/2013 9:03:00 AM)

    This is a lovely description of all the wonderful changes that we experience in winter but dont always appreciate
    well written (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (9/14/2013 9:03:00 AM)

    This is a lovely description of all the wonderful changes that we experience in winter but dont always appreciate
    well written (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (9/6/2013 11:00:00 AM)

    This is so very beautiful. From start to finish - and much appreciated as it cooled me down, literally. We are experiencing 100 and above temps here, this day. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (8/20/2013 3:02:00 AM)

    All the pressure gained from an unusual summer heat is soothed away with this poem, I love it, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/2/2013 5:20:00 PM)

    a very imaginative and descriptive write on changing face of nature. it is also made clear that the changes bring refeshness n this nature with our life is renewed. i love the style of writing and choosing common words enabling the common readers to read n understand. a complete poem crafted with high skill n beautiful metaphores. thanks for sharing.
    with regards (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (6/22/2013 10:15:00 PM)

    A lovely image of crystal stars fleeing as the sun peeps out of its hiding place. Enjoyable poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (6/10/2013 7:53:00 AM)

    a breath of fresh air this poem on snowflakes with the feeling of the cold around you not much snow in OZ, very nice to read...frozen tears...regards (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/8/2013 11:17:00 PM)

    You have beautifully portrayed the changing face of Nature with her rotating cycle of seasons! Even the dull winter is made beautiful by your lovely imagination! (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath (6/6/2013 9:47:00 PM)

    Wonderful word-picture.You have taken me there.Fell like frozen tears then warmed by the hands of God- - -terrific line.Amazing. (Report) Reply

Read all 17 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou

New Poems

  1. Looking, seeking, searching, Mario,Lucien,Rene Odekerken
  2. Begin, Cassie Kinney
  3. When I think about death, Cassie Kinney
  4. The Artist, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  5. The Encumberance of Nature, Cassie Kinney
  6. Slow but sure, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. The night is loud, Emmanuel George Cefai
  8. Burning August, Emmanuel George Cefai
  9. June, Emmanuel George Cefai
  10. Ghazal-Ajnabi Se They, Akhtar Jawad

Poem of the Day

poet Helen Hunt Jackson

The month of carnival of all the year,
When Nature lets the wild earth go its way,
And spend whole seasons on a single day.
The spring-time holds her white and purple dear;
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]