Monday, November 23, 2015

At Winter’s First Snow--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

At Winter’s First Snow - Dodoitsu form

Soft pearls swirl in twilight's sky.
Lying down, we face heaven;
signaling our joy and thanks,
we make snow angels.

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. Andrea,
    Short but sweet! I always find it too cold to make snow angels, however.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  2. I remember, as a child, running out side barefooted, just to make a show angle.

  3. That was supposed to say snow angel... lol

  4. This dodoitsu form has been adeptly used to describe snowlakes falling, something which I have not experienced due to the fact that it never snows in Malta! // paul

  5. Hello Andrea

    Your entry is very much poetry. I enjoy titles and you have named the entry well. Your words are soft and graceful just as the fresh falling snow itself. Thank you for sharing your talent. Sincerely, Ann Marie Mazzarella