As Snow Falls, from My Home to Yours

Christmas wreath, snowMy Christmas pantoum poem of family and love and walks in the newly fallen snow is shared here by the marvelous Sally of Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life.

home for Christmas, Christmas treeMay your own memories of special holidays – new and old – bring you PEACE and JOY.

via Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives- #Poetry – As Snow Falls by Pamela S. Wight

77 thoughts on “As Snow Falls, from My Home to Yours

  1. Pam, a wonderful touching poem and I’ve left a comment on Sally’s blog.

    Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas filled with joy and laughter…time to make many more new precious memories. Hope you get to take a walk in the snow again with your son. Love & hugs xxx❤️

    • Hi Annika. Snowing here now, but son is on the other coast where it’s much sunnier – and warmer! Thus, the memory keeps me warm. I know you’ll have an amazing time with your family this holiday season, with the extra excitement of publishing your book of short stories. Love & hugs to you. xoxo

  2. I was enchanted by your poem on Sally’s blog. A new format to me but the thoughts are eternal.
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas 🎄 and I am sure it takes more walks to discuss all these deep issues with your son.
    Hugs 🤗

    • At this point of time, I think we ALL could use some long long walks to figure out the world, and its “issues,” Miriam. Yikes! 🙂 In the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday celebration. xo

    • The pleasure was all mine, Sally. Ha ha. I’ve always wanted to use that phrase. Truly, your sharing of my poem, and listing my published works, is beyond generous. Many thanks for the gift of you, and your blog. Merry Christmas. ❤

  3. Loved the poem. I can just picture you walking with your son in the snow. Also, perfect endorsement for Birds of Paradise. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

  4. A perfect poem. I´ve had many walks in the snow with loved ones over the years. My fondest memories are waking with my dad after a large Christmas meal, in the snow, and just having him all to myself. Have a lovely time this Christmas, Pam. xo

    • YES, Darlene, that’s the thing. As cold and unforgiving as snow can be, it also brings strong glorious memories when we walk in that winter wonderland. If my poem brought you back to a special time, I’m a happy poet. ❤

    • Somehow our kids came to us as bundles of energy and non-stop need for lessons and love; now, we need to grab them from their busy ‘adult’ lives to take a walk with us – whether in snow or sun, fiercely cold or hot weather – to reconnect and feel the love. ❤

  5. Very beautiful and original poem, Pam! Merry Christmas to you and yours, from our “borrowed” house to yours, from the West Coast to the East. 🙂 Where about in the Boston area do you live?

    • No snow where you are (you lucky thing). 🙂 We are a little west of Boston near where ‘the shot heard round the world’ began our American revolution. I love the history here, and being close to the writing vibes of Louisa May Alcott, Hawthorne, Emerson, and of course, Thoreau.

  6. My guess is that our sons may be of similar age. Your poem transported me into that cold walk and the cherished time together. Wishing you much joy this season with your family Pam.

    • Grabbing an adult child for a long snowy walk in the woods is a near miraculous feat, Sue. Unless, of course, you go skiing with them! You and your guy are fun parents, I’m quite sure!!! 🙂

  7. What a warm and lovely poem, Pam. It adds to the season’s beauty and reminds me of times when my own children were young. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and the happiest of holidays.

  8. Ah that’s really nice Pam. And clever. I’ve never come across a pantoum poem before, or certainly not recognised it. It certainly has a rhythmic effect which I’m sure is the intention. Happy Christmas.

  9. Pam, I like how you followed this form of poetry. I usually cannot stay within the circular, repetition forms.
    I respect this warm, caring and fun relationship you and your son have together. 💕❄
    I could picture you four around the fire, not wishing to leave the warmth. . . Choosing to have this lovely time in the silent, gently falling snow made me get good goosebumps! Have a wonderful rest of the holiday season and my goodness! Please stay safe and careful in this icy, dangerous sub-zero storm, dear friend. ✨🎆 Happy New Year wishes for you and yours!

    • Just saw this comment on my snowy walk. Happy New Year to you, Robin. The icy cold temps make walking – with or without snow – a bit of a challenge. But we’re expecting a big snow storm tomorrow with a rise in temps (up to the 20s!!) so I’m getting out my snow angel wings (ie, my arms, haha) and preparing to act like a child. Best way to get through the winter. Stay warm!!

  10. Hey Pam, Namaste 🙂

    Hoping all is well with you. Really enjoyed the poem thank you…it left me moist eyed and gently stirred – I never had the type of loving relationship with my mum that you write about with such devoted pride and obvious affection: Your poem is full of tenderness and warmth: a wonderful contrast to the crisp coolness and cruel beauty of the wilderness. I wish I had had walks in the snow with my mum: maybe next life around things will be different.

    I am a little late to leave Christmas best wishes (belated as they may be), but at least I’m early for New Year’s best wishes instead. Happy New Year!

    Love and Peace. Namaste :).


    • Happy New Year to you, Dewin, and thank you for your beautiful comments about my walk-in-the-snow poem. I realize mother/son, mother/child, relationships can be complicated for many. My son and I are quite different from each other, but his center is my heart, and my heart knows his center. Thus, on the rare occasions now that we have alone – for a walk or meal at a restaurant – I don’t know how to describe it – a light surrounds us. I wish you much light in this new year.

      • Happy New Year Pam! 🙂

        How wonderful it must be for you both to share one light, one heart, and one Love. It does sound as if it is a relationship always alive, always loving and always special. The occasions you mention sound as if they are chosen with care perhaps as common denominators between whilst you enjoy your mother/son union and celebrate your independence. and individuality. I do like the sound of your illuminated meetings and know they will always be special.

        Thank you for illumination and warmth: I like it when people are happy 🙂

        I hope I shall have a light-filled year thank you: one bright and engaging and warming through and through. I wish the very same for you and yours too:)

        Love and Peace. Namaste 🙂


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