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Matheson Cove Snow

Snowflakes flutter
like white feathers
across the Shewbird Mountain,
the Matheson Cove glowing
under a satin sheet.


Reba, Rena, and Robenia
grab Ma Ledford's dishpan,
scoop snow under the pines
sparkling with cotton balls
to make snow cream.


Granddaddy Bob hitches ole' Kate
to the sled and snakes wood
off the ridge for the fireplace.
Ralph, Reuben, Robert, and Ray
hurl snowballs against
the Devil's Post Office,
a cave where lovers left letters.


Clouds bleed over the hills,
a Full Wolf Moon casts
gold on Chunky Gal Mountain.
Rondy hitch-hikes from the
Civilian Conservation Corps
to spend New Year's Day
with his new bride, Blanche.
                --Brenda Kay Ledford








I wish my blogger friends a very happy New Year!




Comments

Brenda, your memories in poetry and those pictures are delightful! Thank you for sharing!
magnoliasntea said…
Brenday, this is a very beautiful story told in your unique way! Love the poem.
Happy New Year!!
Henny Penny said…
Oh how beautiful! The poem and the pictures, both give me goosebumps. I love your poems and feel like I am there. Happy New Year!
Connie said…
Beautiful poem and photos, Brenda. I love the images you create. Wishing you a happy new year filled with many blessings.
Pam said…
Absolutely lovely! Happy new Year my friend!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com
Mildred said…
Beautiful poem and photos. Blessings to you in the new year.
Susie Swanson said…
Love your sweet memories. You have a way of bringing them to life so well. Your photos are so beautiful. Happy New Year to you and your mother.
Your photos are so lovely and your words and memories are beautiful!
So lovely! Hoping you had a great start to 2017!

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