Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives- #Poetry – As Snow Falls by Pamela S. Wight

Delighted to share a poem by author Pamela S. Wight today from her archives. Especially for those of us who are unlikely to see snow anytime soon, this is a lovely poem of family and snow…

As Snow Falls by Pamela S. Wight

As the snow falls like glitter
soft and fast and serious
my family of four sit in front of the fire
warmed by the presence of each other.

Soft and fast and serious
our talk includes weather and food and walks
warmed by the presence of each other
the sight outside is miraculous.

Our talk includes weather and food and walks
and my now grown-up son winks at me
the sight outside is miraculous
so he suggests a brisk walk in the woods.

As I pull on heavy jeans and a warm coat
I feel the frosty air and fierce snow billow round
just mom and son braving the storm
walking into woods that quietly accept this gift.

I feel the frosty air and fierce snow billow round
as our talk swirls round us likewise
walking into woods that quietly accept this gift
of silence loud as snow hitting bare branch.

As our talk swirls round us likewise
my son shares his thoughts, hopes, and dreams
of silence loud as snow hitting bare branch
of love and fears and theology.

My son shares his thoughts, hopes, and dreams
as we crunch through tender white ground
of love and fears and theology
of a young man searching for answers to life.

As we crunch through the tender white ground
soft and fast and furious
a young man searching for answers to life
warmed by the presence of each other.

 ©Pamela S. Wight

About Pamela S. Wight

Pamela Wight is a successful author of romantic suspense and has recently added “Children’s picture book author” to her repertoire.

Her first book, THE RIGHT WRONG MAN, got rave reviews for taking readers “on an exciting adventure with lots of intrigue, unexpected plot twists, and romance.” A year later, Wight published her second novel, TWIN DESIRES. “Lots of suspense, plot twists, romance, and excellent character development makes this a fun read!”

Early reviews for the gorgeously illustrated, BIRDS OF PARADISE (pub date April 15, 2017) include enthusiastic comments: “This creative, compassionate story about birds will inspire children to notice the everyday adventures of backyard birds.”

Pamela earned her Master’s in English from Drew University, continued with postgraduate work at UC Berkeley in publishing, and teaches creative writing classes in Boston and San Francisco.

She lives in the Boston area with her “right man” and hikes the New England trails while concocting her next novel. Wight travels frequently to the San Francisco Bay area for additional inspiration. She speaks to book clubs in both locations.

One of Pamela’s books would make a perfect gift for any child in your family.

About Birds of Paradise.

Sweet sparrows Bessie and Bert grow up as differently as night and day. Bessie is fearful of the dangers inherent in being a bird. She’s scared to leave her cozy branch. But Bert relishes flying in the sky and pecking delicious seeds on the ground, until he loses half a tail. Bessie and Bert uncover each other’s fears and, through a newfound friendship, re-discover the delight in being birds. Charming, lustrous illustrations and light, lilting verse delight children and adults alike as they gain a new appreciation for the joyous birds in their own backyard.

One of the excellent reviews for the book

I bought this book for my friend’s son who just turned 4 and told her I wasn’t sure if it would be over his head. This was her response: “He was very attentive all the way through and said he was old enough for this book. He enjoyed looking for the ladybug on each page and we compared the ending theme of enjoying the world to another book of his about a dumpling and a cockroach. When he is older he can get the deeper layers of the messages in the book.”

Then I sent it to my other friend’s daughter who just finished kindergarten. She said her daughter loved it:)

Read the reviews and buy the book available US only: https://www.amazon.com/Birds-Paradise-Pamela-S-Wight/dp/0998460613

Also by Pamela S.Wight

Read the reviews and buy all the books: https://www.amazon.com/Pamela-S.-Wight/e/B00AYXT6R

And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pamela-S.-Wight/e/B00AYXT6R6

Read more reviews and follow Pamela on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7042822.Pamela_S_Wight

Connect to Pamela

Website: https://roughwighting.net/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/roughwighting
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pamelawight
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelawight

Thanks to Pamela for sharing this poem today and I hope you will head over and check out her books too. Thanks Sally

 

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100 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives- #Poetry – As Snow Falls by Pamela S. Wight

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  2. As I read this, I felt the breadth of mutual love . . . silent as each flake of snow, fierce as gusts of winter air, deep as woods that welcome all. Beautiful juxtaposition, Pam. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us ❤

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  5. A walk with your son on a winter’s day – the best gift ever! 😀 Pam, you write beautifully, a lyrical narrative that enriches the reader…warms our soul. So happy for you, my friend and thank you for sharing with us. Precious times. Hugs xx

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    • I wish you could bring me some cookies too! Ha Ha. But I love the warm wishes (almost) just as much. Thanks for enjoying my poem, Gerlinde. I’m SURE you’ll miss the snow in beautiful Santa Cruz. (Um, not so much, probably). 🙂

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  6. So beautiful, Pam. I don’t think I’ve seen that form before. It seems like it’s difficult, but you pull it off with such grace, you make it look easy. The story it tells is heartwarming. Perfect for this time of year. Thanks, Sally for sharing. Peace and joy to both of you. 🙂 ❤

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  7. Your poem of mother walking through the snow with son touched my heart. I liked the image of a young man searching for answers to life. We never stop searching, but the desire to find life’s answers is most intense when we’re young.

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