They started a few days ago,those prognosticators of weather. Uncertain as to the timing of the cold air and some rain, they were cautious in their forecasts. But yesterday those computer models began to agree that we would see some light snow. And so we did. So light in fact, that the front yard had no snow when I went out at 9;00 AM, but in the backyard we had a typical Southern snowfall. Not enough snow to make a snowman, but enough to nudge the imagination.
In the north, snowflakes fly fast
for weeks the mounds of snow can last
but in the south, our snow is light
falling like feathers in the night
it doesn’t last for very long
for soon the sun will sing its song
and so bring forth a brand new day
as it melts our Southern snow away.