Blizzard of 2013

Delicia PowersStarred Page By Delicia Powers, 9th Feb 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The Blizzard of 2013 is one we will long remember in Maine. During the storm I took pictures and wrote a poem so that I might share the making of Maine's history with all my Wikinut friends.

Window View

Effervescent taps at my window.

Sharp shards of frozen mist,
Silver crystals of ice,
Snow wildly swirling-
The sky is white frenzy.

Knee-deep Trees

Through dark branches of mighty oaks,
The winter wind barks a cold lament-
With a raw and savage howl...

Forging A Path

Steep the winter slope
That in solitude we climb.
Blizzards are recorded in the hall of history
Lined by these ancient pines.


Photo Credits: Copyright February 2013, Delicia Powers.

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More of my poetry...
Before the storm-A Butterfly Dawn
Inside a Nor'easter

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Blizzard, Ice, Maine, Poem, Poems, Poems About Life, Poems About Nature, Poetry, Sky, Snow, Storm, Trees, Wind, Winter, Woodlands

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author avatar Delicia Powers
I write poetry to share the beauty surrounding me in my beloved Maine. My hope simply is- in sharing it, you discover the beauty inside you; and write poetry too...

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author avatar safia sayed hesan
10th Feb 2013 (#)

very nice

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Feb 2013 (#)

Hello safia and welcome to Wikinut:0)

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author avatar M G Singh
10th Feb 2013 (#)

A lovely poem and photo. I have faced a blizzard at 11000 ft while flying in the Saichan glacier. I could not appreciate the beauty then as I maneuvered my MI 17.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Feb 2013 (#)

what a frighting and amazing time Madan -you have seen and travel may places my friend and I do so enjoy reading about them...many thanks again Madan...

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
10th Feb 2013 (#)

And here in Alberta, Canada, we are melting.

Blizzards are never fun, especially if you have to drive to work in one!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Feb 2013 (#)

thank you Mark..:0) Mike is a rural mail carrier- for the first time we have ever heard of , mail delivery was cancelled...the whole state was at a stand still for more than 24 hours...!

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
10th Feb 2013 (#)

Nicely done! Moved to California back in '69 after growing up in New England followed by college in upstate Wisconsin... Brrrr.... Never missed those "No school announcements"... not even once:-}

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Feb 2013 (#)

this was a real whopper David...!-That is mike snow-blowing his way out of our driveway...it was blowing back in almost as fast as out-LOL his beard was covered with ice when he finally came in...!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Feb 2013 (#)

Man against elements - pure survival instincts at play! We will prevail as our forefathers did and like our fellow species to with much little. Thanks Delicia, I can only look from afar. Take care - siva

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Feb 2013 (#)

It is nearly 5 in the morning here Siva, still dark outside. I am the only one up yet- and after the storm there is that eerie silence LOL- but not to worry- that will not last long -my oldest daughter and granddaughter weathered the storm with us- so it will be a special fun Sunday for all of us ...thank you Siva:0)

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author avatar LOVERME
10th Feb 2013 (#)

so beautifully put across
your snaps
add beauty to
YOUR poetry...
Great sharing Ma'am

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Feb 2013 (#)

good morning LOVERME...the weatherman says more snow today, but only a few inches...just a dusting for us here in Maine. thank you for stopping by and sharing a bit of your day with me:0)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
10th Feb 2013 (#)

fabulous descriptive and pics Delicia...thank you

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Feb 2013 (#)

cn...:0)...hello-it is hard to believe spring is ever coming-LOL-but it does brighten my day when you drop by...thanks cn.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
10th Feb 2013 (#)

Dear Delicia . What a beautiful sight ,fresh fallen snow , but oh how treacherous and cold it can be , especially for the creatures to have to find sufficient food and warmth in . I can only pray that the Lord keeps you and yours safe and warm and healthy as you weather this one .
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Feb 2013 (#)

Stella you bring up a good point...bird feeders must be cleared and filled -and I have always thrown carrots, apple-cores and such in the deeper part of the woods to feed the wild deer, squirrels and such...I know there is a theory that we should not feed wild creature domestic food- I only hope I am doing the right thing...I pray I am helping and not hurting them by making them dependent and i cannot do it during hunting season or they could become targets...thank you Stella:0)

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author avatar Retired
10th Feb 2013 (#)

Exquisite poetry, as usual dear Delicia. So glad you're safe. Blessings and Warm Hugs, rd

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author avatar Retired
10th Feb 2013 (#)

PS--Great pics, too!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Feb 2013 (#)

rama devi nina wonderful to see you my dear friend!...Mike is back out on the road today and I am having my 3rd cup of tea looking "out on" the wonderland of snow- in this quiet corner of the world I call home- all is well....hope you too are well and warm...

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author avatar Ptrikha
11th Feb 2013 (#)

Nicely captured and written. It must have been difficult for you to move out in such heavy snow!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Feb 2013 (#)

Hello and welcome Ptrikha...yes winter in Maine is always an adventure-:0)

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author avatar Carol
11th Feb 2013 (#)

Beautifully expressesd as always Delicia. I don't like blizzards.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Carol-:0)-the last picture is of my husband he is 6'3 and so you can see how tall the "old men trees" really are...I wonder -how many such storms they have braved- there is something somehow comforting in that fact and awe inspiring...many thanks Carol.

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author avatar Kingwell
12th Feb 2013 (#)

A lovely poem and beautiful pictures. We have had several bad blizzards this year.

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Oh Delicia, I so hope that one day you publish a book on your poetry..I know I have said it before, but I would be first in line to buy such a treasure..Absolutely amazing poetic form and photos..

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author avatar Jack Wellman
23rd Feb 2013 (#)

We know tornadoes in Kansas but apparently you all know blizzards! Wow.

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