Warm, Cold, Warm Again Then Cold, it’s Spring!

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The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.
 Robert Frost

A Winter Rose

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                                    A Rose in Winter
your like a breeze entering
a heated room
your like the sun glowing
the corners of gloom
                               your my rose in every
                                  crystal snowflake
                       My heart is here for you to take.
                                   Author Unknown
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                                        A winter rose 
A winter rose
So fragile and fair
It’s grace and beauty
Beyond compare
Standing strong
Against the cold winter winds
Bending………
Never breaking
Never giving in.
You remind me so
Of that winter rose
Bending…….
Just a little as those cold winds blow
And like that rose
I shall cut you free
And keep you warm and safe with me
Keep you safe
Within my heart
Until those winter storm clouds part

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Ice Skating

Children Skating Painting by Percy Tarrant
People love to go skating, across the ice;
It may be rather chilly, but it’s just so nice.
People wrapped up in coats, gloves and scarves,
Share each other’s company, and also some laughs.
                              ~*~
Fairy lights twinkle, up in the trees nearby.
Excited eyes sparkle, and spirits are high.
Across the rink, the skaters twist and twirl;
On the ice, their skates create ornate swirls.
                           ~*~
Novice skaters hang on, tightly, to the side;
Their nerves, with smiles, they try to hide.
A good sense of balance is vital, to stay upright;
Wibble-wobbling about, some people lose the fight.
                               ~*~
Some skaters execute some amazing moves;
That they are old pros, they can easily prove.
Some people hold hands, as they skate around;
Taking in all of the exciting sights and sounds.
                             ~*~
The skaters’ noses and cheeks glow, rosy pink,
As they make their way around the huge ice rink.
Some of the first time skaters, tumble and fall,
And they just can’t seem to get the hang of it all.
                             ~*~
It’s a festive experience, which is hard to beat,
And, for many, it’s an exciting winter time treat.
To go skating, at an outdoor rink, people wait all year;
It’s an activity, guaranteed to bring some festive cheer.
Children Skating ~ by Percy Tarrant ~  1879-1930

Cookies and the Moon

Child Moon 

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The child’s wonder
At the old moon
Comes back nightly.
She points her finger
To the far silent yellow thing
Shining through the branches
Filtering on the leaves a golden sand,
Crying with her little tongue, “See the moon!”
And in her bed fading to sleep
With babblings of the moon on her little mouth.

                                                                             *

by Carl Sandburg

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Time & Cookies

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Time quickly goes away,

like cookies on a plate.

Maybe if we bake some more,

We can make time wait.

*

Author Unknown

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Black Iron Gate

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Black Iron Gate

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In the back yard all alone I sit,

Warm Spring sun, softness of breeze.

Trusting friends will come for a visit,

Hear the squeak of my gate oh please.

*

Seedlings float by brushing my cheek,

Thoughts  of good times ever I seek.

Hopefully I will hear the  sound of that gate.

Some friends will stop by tho it is getting late.

*

I try very hard to keep a smile on my face,

In my mind, I can wish myself any place.

No one is coming,  guess not on this day,

I will stay positive and read my book.

At the black iron gate, no more shall I look.

*

Another rising, another day, Fall 

Sitting under colored trees, crisp air telling of Fall.

With my books in my lap, near the black iron gate,

Indeed I have no doubt, soon my friends will call.

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Kids Write Poems About Fall

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Fall

Fall this year will see me tall
I grew big over the summer
It’s the the best one of them all
The leaves are red and gold
This winter I will be olderby Jimmy age 6

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Fiery, orange
leaves cover
the rich,
grass. A
monarch butterfly
flutters through
the morning air.

Emily C, age: 12, Year: 8, Selwyn House School, ChristchurchPoem:https://nzpoetrybox.wordpress.com/tag/poems-by-children/

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Falling Leaves

LEAVES, RED, ORANGE, AND FALLING
DYING, CHANGING, YELLOW, BROWN, AND GOLDEN
COLORS, BRIGHT, GLOWING, LIVELY
MAKE AN AUTUMN SHADOW FLOWING
COLORS BEYOND BELIEF
By Anita
Age 10

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Crispy Weather ~ Spicy Tea

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A Cup of Tea

When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea.

There is magic in its fragrance,
There is solace in its taste;
And the laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.

And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There’s beauty as you’ll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea.

Tea helps our head and heart.
Ted medicates most every part.
Tea rejuvenates the very old.
Tea warms the hands of those who’re cold.

J. Amsterdam ~ 1670

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Fall Tea Recipes:

Warm Sips of Tea and Crisp Bites of Fall

NEW AND FRESH / November 22nd, 2013

Incorporating fresh tea with savory ingredients can make a festive meal for all

to enjoy this season. Delve into the warm scents of the season with these easy t

ea recipes, ideal for fall entertaining.

Gingersnap Chai Latte

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Republic Chai Tea bag
  • ½ cup steamed milk
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, scraped
  • Foamed milk
  • Gingersnap cookies (optional)

Preparation

  • Heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil.
  • Place the Chai tea bag in a standard sized tea mug,
  • add heated water and steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove tea bag, stir in steamed milk, molasses, and vanilla bean.
  • Top with foamed milk and serve with gingersnap cookies.

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From <http://the.republicoftea.com/teablog/fall-tea-recipes-warm-sips-of-tea-and-crisp-bites-of-fall/

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