Will I Ever Be Ready For It?

Will I ever be ready for it?
With or without me, time marches on.

Will I ever be ready for it?
Autumn’s afterglow gone.

Will I ever be ready for it?
It has arrived before the official start.

Will I ever be ready for it?
Frosty, chilly, nippy; before its time.

Will I ever be ready for snow?
Will I ever learn to be prepared?

Will I ever be ready for it?
Welcomed and unwelcomed, it
sneaks up without warning.

It’s okay. Ready or not, it is
here: ahead of the official start
of winter. I love snow! You too?

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18 Responses to Will I Ever Be Ready For It?

  1. Array says:

    Yay! Mary Ann, I don’t think we are ever ready for snow but it’s so special as it arrives, landing, settling a quiet over the countryside, a hush seems to descend. I’m taken with your poem, your repetition of the question ‘Are I ever ready for it?’ Building to a crescendo of the arrival of snow, and in the end it doesn’t matter if you’re ready or not, just enjoy the delight of the snow views! Wonderful photos and I long for its arrival, though here in U.K. the whole country grinds to a halt with an inch of snow! Keep warm and safe … wishing you a wonderful weekend! Xx

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    • Annika, so glad I have this email comment from you since the wordpress comment disappeared on me. I love my fours seasons although the first snow sometimes is not as welcome i.e. find the gloves, find the brush for the car, get out the winter coat, etc. We have great snow removal here in Upstate New York with our area getting the most snow in the lower 48 states of any city our size. We average 128″ per season with sometimes more if there is a blizzard. Well, if the UK gets snow and grinds to a halt, I know you will bundle up and read a good book or write. Enjoy! oxox

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  2. Sharing your lovely poem, Mary Ann! ❤ Ready or not, the snow arrived here in Maine last night… We're welcoming the miraculous transformation as green fields turn umber and chickadees nestle in pine boughs. Having four seasons is a wonderful thing! xo

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  3. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely words and images & happy winter!

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  4. I love snow, too! Every year I say I’m going to stop and just watch the snow fall. Without fail, I tell myself to watch the snow as soon as I finish whatever I’m working on. When will I ever learn? This year I hope to watch snow immediately, as long as I want.

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    • Anne, thank you for your comment. Children have it correct. They cut out snowflakes in school and catch them in their mittens with smiles of wonder on their faces. Adults need to stop every now and then and marvel at nature’s beauty. Best of luck watching the magic of snow falling. Enjoy the weekend. oxox


  5. Peter Klopp says:

    Your lamentations over the premature arrival of winter reminded me of the time my family and I had spent in Alberta, where there are basically only two seasons: summer and winter. Here in the southern part of BC, the climate is influenced by the closeness to the Pacific Ocean. Winter comes mostly in tune with the calendar. Have a great day in spite of early snow and frost, Mary Ann!

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    • Peter, thank you for the comment. Whether we are ever ready remains the eternal query. I could almost say that we have two seasons, but we have 1-2 days of spring annually and a gorgeous Autumn. Enjoy your Autumn in BC. “”__””

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  6. balroop2013 says:

    We are still basking in the glory of Fall Mary Ann. Your words made me shiver! Never lived in snow areas but love it from the cozy room of a resort. 🙂

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  7. Clare Pooley says:

    That is an early start to winter, Mary Ann! I love your poem and the wonderful snowy scenes you have posted. Stay warm and enjoy the snow!

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