Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter--By Yvonne Sparkes--England


It’s Winter and the earth is bare,
Gone are the sounds of summer fairs,
Only chilly winds, and frosty panes,
Large icicles, and frozen drains
But, compensation is a-planned,
A Winter season wonderland.
When warm white blanket covers earth,
All furry creatures in their berth,
The child takes on his snowball pleasure,
To any child it’s natures treasure.
The old will think of bygone day,
when horse had drawn a handsome sleigh
The tinkling of it’s pretty bells,
Only Christmas cards now tell.
Still there lays a pretty scene,
The land is beautiful and clean,
Each plant and tree a white cap wears,
Who needs the sun and summer fairs?

Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes,  immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents.  She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons.  She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images.  A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain.  She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.


  1. Dear Yvonne,
    Your poem returns the soul to earlier times when life was more carefree and cozy.
    Your imagery sings in this lovely poem and I could see all the colors of the Christmas card with your vivid expressions. Lovely, just lovely! Blessings for this Holiday season, Connie

    1. Hi Connie,
      Thanks for such a lovely comment from my dear friend. I know you love
      The beauty of naturevas I do. God Bless You abundantly in 2015.
      Lots of love,

  2. Dear Yvonne, I absolutely loved your description of winter. Indeed who needs summer sun and fairs to find joy. I love the winter scenes you portrayed and I too can envision the Christmas card scene of sleigh rides. but since there is snow covering the ground here in Manti, Utah all I need do is look out my window to remind me of a time so special to me when I first witnessed snow and the blanket that covered all of Las Vegas, Nevada, a rarity. It was a completely spiritual experience for me and I don't mind the extreme cold here when I can reminisce that time in my life when I felt such peace. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Love, Charlene

    1. Hi Charlene,
      Thankyou for leaving such a lovely note. I love the beauty of winter
      With the sculpted icicles and land covered snow.....so beautiful.
      Each season is magical in it's own way. Have a blessed New Year.