EPISODE 26 GRANDMA CHAPMAN’S POETRY

I’M ALLAN CHAPMAN, AND THANKS FOR JOINING ME.  I AM WRITING THE FINAL SCENE OF MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM THIS WEEK.  I WILL DO THE FINAL EDITING THE FOLLOWING WEEK, SO I HOPE TO RESUME PODCASTING OF THIS EXCITING STORY THE WEEK AFTER THAT.  SO… FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS I WILL BE PODCASTING MORE OF GRANDMA CHAPMAN’S POETRY.  TODAY’S POEM IS ENTITILED A LATE FEBRUARY STORM.  IT CAPTURES THE BLUSTER AND THE BEAUTY OF A LATE WINTER SNOW STORM.

GRANDMA CHAPMAN'S POETRY

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A Late February Storm

A LATE FEBRUARY STORM

BY

FLORENCE CHAPMAN

A moist, heavy snow is falling today.

Making of our world a real fairyland

Of white, on the shrubs and trees,

With big flakes that whirl on the wintry breeze.

Now Winter has come to us once more,

With its bluster and cold and snow,

Making the roads again slippery and rough,

So get out your shovels and “do your stuff.”

Those of us who don’t have to go out,

Can stay inside all cozy and nice,

Watching the storm, as it blows around,

And feeding the birds, who now abound.

Written on February 24, 1969 in Brooklyn, Connecticut

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