Saturday, January 4, 2014

A Winter’s Memory--By Rhoda Galgiani--United States

A Winter’s Memory

Winter wonderland captures crystal
teardrops in children’s eyes as they gaze,
Swirling and twirling, a dancing festival of joy
showering them with sparkling rays

Delicate snowflakes kissing fingertips
of children reaching for the frosty sky,
Looking and wondering who makes the snow,
but their innocence’s never question as to why

Loving laughter fills the air as families with
friends watch snowflakes dance in a frozen glow,
Happiness surrounds our precious children
everywhere they romp and play, always on the go

Snowmen alive, driving sleds for the children to ride
laughing happily as they cry a crystal tear,
for joy within their childish hearts
comes to them, but only once a year -

gifting them a winter's memory of love

Rhoda Galgiani is a published Poet and Author of two books, Expressions from the Inside Out and No Snow for Johnny, A Child’s Story. Rhoda is a retired senior that delights in maintaining her own website entitled Expressions Poetry Journal, established in 2009, which is dedicated to the world of poetry and the love of animals. You may view her work on her website at


  1. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hi Rhoda, your poem was so lovely, it captured me, and drew me into winter's landscape. It also ignited many memories I have growing up on Long Island, NY. A wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing. ~Chris

  2. Expressing the warmth of winter... so nice... Terry

  3. A masterpiece Rhoda. Love the visuals so vivid. very well done and enjoyed. best wishes. Peter Dome.

  4. Hi Chris - thank you for the wonderful comment you left for me. Since I live on Long Island - I know what you mean. We just got a foot of snow yesterday and I must say it is beautiful. Then the plows began and well, you know what happens to our beautiful winter landscape...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  5. Dear Terry - Yes, the winter can display a warm side of herself. When the snow is drifting down it has such a beautiful peaceful calming effect. Thank you for the comment - so happy you enjoyed my posting with Whispers...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  6. Hi Snookins - I am so happy you enjoyed my poem this time around. You are always so supportive - my heart thanks you...


  7. I found delight and joy reading your poem, Rhoda! It is filled with warmth and simple wonder...the wonder of innocent children! I love it! Happy New Year to you and yours! x Always, Annalise

  8. Hi Annalise - what a delightful comment. You have made my day and my heart thanks you. It seems the wonders of winter belongs to the children with their delightful squeals as they sled down a snowy hillside. Now that I am retired, I love the winter as my kitty Gracie and I look out our window at the 12" of snow we received here on Long Island. Happy New Year to you and yours also - thanks again...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  9. Dear Rhoda,

    Thank you for the kind comments you left for other writers my friend. You are so encouraging and supportive. It's people with kind hearts like yours that make Whispers possible. What a blessing you are.


  10. Dear Rhoda,
    I love the way you brought back such wonderful, nostalgic memories of childhood. I do remember having wind-driven tears as I played in the snow, but it never stopped me from sleigh riding or making snowmen. Truly a joyful memory! Love, Carolyn Devonshire

  11. Now you know, Rhoda, how I am about your nature poems....They leave me all shook up on the inside because I love nature. Although I do not like the cold, I can't overlook the beauty of the season. The snow on the ground and the trees is remarkable to view and meditate upon. Thank you for sharing "A Winter's Memory." Very well done.


  12. Rhoda, my sweet friend and talented poet, always you inspire me to continue writing in order to learn to write like you do with such descriptive words like, " Delicate snowflakes kissing fingertips" These words bring joy to my heart as I can visualize children laughing and dancing, running around in the yard catching snowflakes. Thank you for such a warm visual even as I view the snow covered ground outside my living room window.
    Love, Charlene

  13. Hi Rhoda,

    I enjoyed your description of a Winter Wonderland and the imagery as well. It sounds like a fun place to be!

    Sandra Stefanowich

  14. Thank you all for your lovely comments on 'A Winter's Memory' - yes, great memories for us all. I am in the middle of a move - just finishing up - so behind here at Whispers... I shall return in bits and pieces - happy with move from upstairs to downstairs apt...

    Rhoda Galgiani