Snowfall – on 23/24 January 2013 it snowed – hard. We took the dogs onto Carningli and all 4 of us revelled in the snow, after our own fashion!

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Snowflakes, fat and magical,

Falling fast upon our seaside town

We hot foot it up onto Carningli

Hiking at the odd angles

Which snow (and sand)  

Demand.

Newport Bay lies below

Muffled now, the silence of the snowstorm aftershock

A swarm of starlings split the leadened sky 

The eery wingbeats of this huge flock

Mingle with tobogganists careering cries

Nearby.

Home, the windows glowing

Chimney smoke signals our duskening guide

And still, as moonlit darkness hits its stride

Stealthily, greedily,  it is snowing.

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8 Comments on “Snowfall – on 23/24 January 2013 it snowed – hard. We took the dogs onto Carningli and all 4 of us revelled in the snow, after our own fashion!”

  1. helena mallett says:

    Beautiful …

  2. stew1e says:

    Very evocative. Stimulating stuff, snow, isn’t it. I’ve recently done a couple of poems on snowflakes myself. I’m not putting them on the blog, though – trying them on a few magazines instead.

  3. Jonathan Crutchfield says:

    A lovely poem Marc. “Hiking at the wrong angles” is a fitting description of walking in the Carningli landscape. The photos tell us what we missed after we left Ty Topp on the 19th.

  4. Jerry Bray says:

    Wonderful images conjured up from the words supported by stunning photos.
    I was the other side of the world at the time as you know, but looking at these photos and reading the poem I think I know where I would rather be.

  5. Be Well And Happy says:

    Lovely. Gorgeous photos too. I would like to see Carningli in the snow. Still happy we got such a lucky sunny October week in your neck of the woods…. roll on Nevern holiday! :-)) If you could arrange for a bit of sun first week in June, that’d be great!


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