Monday, February 8, 2016

Coat of White--By Phyllis Babcock--Canada

Coat of White

Winter put on his coat of white
Whispered to the wind
Come and dance with me
We will whirl and twirl
Across the country floor
Wind sighs in sweet refrain
Wraps her coat tight
Answered winter in delight
Come we curtsy and bow
Dance merrily on new found snow.

Phyllis Babcock was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1951 and currently resides in Regina with her husband. She has been blessed with two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws. She has two grandsons and two granddaughters. She started writing poetry in 2004 and joined Poetry Soup site in 2006. She has been published in two anthologies, On Butterfly Wings and Snippets. Her work has also appeared on and in a local seniors’ newspaper. She feels writing has been a wonderful journey, meeting many new poets and writers along the way.


  1. You make winter sound so lovely, Phyllis. Your words dance and sing! Much enjoyed....paul

  2. Phyllis, as I sit at my computer and read "Coat of White," a smile rings across my face at he warmth and fun-filled partnership you have gotten winter and wind to strike up. This was well-written, fun, and very creative. I thoroughly enjoyed each line and verse. Thank you for sharing it and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Phyllis,

    Thank you for coat of white. Your use of personification is powerful. I love "Whispered to the wind/come and dance with me"

  4. Phyllis,

    Thank you for Coat of White. Your use of personification is both powerful and effective. I love "Whispered to the wind/come and dance with me"