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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/ 7/2009

Snow Lover's Lament: A Series of Poems

By Ann Posegate

Wx and the City

* Rain Tapers This Afternoon: Full Forecast | InaugurationCast *

In general, I try to accept and embrace any weather. But with no significant snow in the D.C. area so far this winter, and cold rain and ice in its place, I must complain just this once. And what better time is there to write poetry than during a cold, gray rain?

This rain makes me want to vacation
In a place with a snow reputation
But here we are now
Must accept: no more plows,
Skis, sleds, ice skates and no jubilation.

Keep reading for more snow poems...

Nyquil Commercial Sound-Alike
Kind of scary
Hair not flattering
Coffee mug-filling
Trouble accepting
Down and dreary
Cold, cold
Getting old

Blank Verse
If I had a buck for every time
I was on the wrong side of the rain-snow line
...I'd be rich.

This cold winter rain
Makes me want to run away
To Colorado

Thirst-quenching, necessary
Falling, drenching, flowing
Hard to accept in January

How do you feel about the weather today? Share your poetry or prose below.

By Ann Posegate  | January 7, 2009; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  Capital Weather Gang, Posegate, Wx and the City  
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For those of us sharing
the global warmth blues
we DC snow lovers
Have lost our white muse
So back up your house
and cure that short fuse
all follow me north
to Syracuse!

Posted by: prayforsnowDC | January 7, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

OK Version 2:

For those of us sharing
the global warmth blues
we DC snow lovers
Have lost our white muse
So pack up your house
and cure that short fuse
all follow me north
to white Syracuse!

Posted by: prayforsnowDC | January 7, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Thank you CWG, for sharing in my snowless gloom and for so eloquently expressing the pangs of my heart. What better way than through poetry? Seriously, though... where's the SNOW???

Posted by: ababee | January 7, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Suzy's Lament

No snow sure does blow
Really punched my HO HO HO
Now I feel K.O'd.

Posted by: CandSM | January 7, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

It's going to be so cold next that the cold air mass will keep all the moisture supressed to our south. I bet the Carolinas see snow next week while we're left cold

Posted by: tjack55 | January 7, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

I don't think we'll get any snow this year! I love Maryland, but hate living on that perpetual 32 degree line...

Posted by: authorofpoetry | January 7, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

From Syracuse this man doth migrate
This talk of snow is just so irate
It's cute and merry when it's on TV
But I lived with it annually
It's no snow day, I assure you
The muddy slosh will not allure you
The only thing better about the New York snow
may seem strange, this I know
Traffic in DC...those poor souls
Driving in snow is better,
it fill's in pot holes!

Posted by: wamurtaugh | January 7, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE the Nyquil commercial spin-off!

Here's my sorry attempt, it kinda 'clunks' at the end, but it's all I can think of at the moment.

Snowplows mobilize
Newscasts televise
The storm is coming

Teachers pray
Students scream yay
The storm is coming

Safeway wiped clean
Disaster foreseen
The storm is coming

Not a flake falls
As one recalls...
You're in DC

Greg screams BUST
To students' disgust...
You're in DC

Posted by: weatherdudeVA | January 7, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse


Knock Knock.

Who's There?

It's Snow.

S'no way.

Posted by: curtmccormick | January 7, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

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