Poetic Beats

Welcome to this week’s edition of Poetic Beats with Howard Bond and Davy D, recorded on the 4th of December 2017 on Red Kite Radio.

Winter (at least the calendar Winter) has arrived in the UK. In today’s programme we read and discuss Davy D’s poem Winter, as well at looking at five amazing facts about Winter and snow that you may not have heard.

If you have difficulty accessing the recording a text version of the poem is provided after the sound bar.

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She dropped in last night.
It had been a while.
I missed her at first,
too busy slaying dragons
in the Kingdom of Nod.

Her calling card of white blankets and
grey sky fire the child in me.
Visions of snowball fights
And snowmen draw me outside.

Her icy breath coats
My throat and nostrils.
In the surrounding silence
She pulls me to the floor,
Arms and legs move like Angels.

We play for hours,
sliding, cavorting,
until her burning touch
forces me away.

Green pools appear
on her silken dress.
She starts to withdraw.
Frantic, I grab what remains.

© Davy D 2017


Lovely & clever illustration of a positive aspect of winter.
Thank you Davy

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I love your Snow poem Davy and the way you made it female.:)
I would still like a real good old snow ball war, with soft balls nobody gets hurt. Or doing snow angels.
I got quite a fame after the first snowy winter I skied down the moors, 😊, not easy until you learn what is “normal” .

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Your words and I strolled together down my memories lane. Your facts about winter still has my head spinning.

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A beautiful fairy-tale poem in honor of Winter ❄️ and her weather, Davy! So creative! You’ve shared some of my favorite things to do in the snow! ⛄️ ⛄️ ⛄️

I think Winter ❄️ always beckons us to come out and have fun in her snow. And to watch the snow fall ❄️ in silence is such a peaceful experience.

I love snow! (Just don’t like driving on the ice.)

Your facts about snow were interesting! Thank you!
HUGS!!! 🙂
PS…I look forward to more Winter next week!

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Perfect timing, Davy. Our area was hit by a winter storm yesterday, which is not the norm for Atlanta, Ga in December. As I look out my window, I see a beautiful winter wonderland, and reading and hearing your poem is truly a treat.

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    Thank you Eugenia and I appreciate your kind words and taking time out to listen and comment. It is working over here too. We are having our first bit of proper snow for about 8 years. I am sitting typing this and watching the snow fall. It’s beautiful.

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Davy D and Howard Bond with this week’s Poetic Beats. Winter is the theme for this episode.


Anything about winter or snow is fun for me…we don’t have snow here…i live in a tropical country where it only rains or the sun is out..much more you made it poetic..excites me even more..

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    Thank you Mich. I think we are lucky in the UK as we get to experience the difference in the 4 seasons. I am glad to have brought it to life for you and appreciate you taking time out to enjoy the post.

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A debate I had many times while living in the South of England – the North is closer to the Sun and consequently the days (in terms of light) are longer. Glad you’ve cleared that one up, Dave.

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