My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Waiting for the First Snow: A Tau-Ku Poem


Waiting for the first snow.

White skies.

A longing: returning each Fall.


I snow. Especially the first snowfall of the year.

So fresh, clean and white. So many good memories brought to mind too.

We had so much snow on the Canadian Prairies when I was growing up.

Here in BC, not nearly as much now but still lovely to see, to walk in, to breathe the clean air.

Are you waiting for snow too?

Happy Week! 🙂

Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

10 thoughts on “Waiting for the First Snow: A Tau-Ku Poem

  1. Love the photo and the tau ku poem. Hope we get some snow, not much some years here.

  2. This is a beautiful photo and poem. The verse seems to reflect the purity of snow falling. Yes, the first snow is magical, I feel too.
    I like the hush in the air, and the clean smells, and the beauty.
    Some of my favourite snow experiences are walking at night when it is very still and quiet.
    Thanks for your positive take on snow. Sometimes we tend to forget the wonder of it in the middle of winter.

  3. I sure am sweetie and this is so beautiful, like a Christmas card, lovely

  4. Beautiful photo and poem – it really has the promise of snow in it…
    I cannot say though that I’m waiting for it. 🙂 I know it’s coming and I love that crisp feeling of first snow, but, then… winter always overstays… 🙂

  5. Hi Joe, Looks like some of the white stuff might arrive today. It’s already snowing on the mountains above! 😉

    Hi Brenda, What a lovely comment. I know how that feels, walking in the snow, as the sun sets or a bit later…or very early in the morning, while it’s still dark. It’s all magical.

    Hi Lorraine, I bet you get lots of snow in Quebec, right?

    Hi Vesper, Thanks friend. I love the first part of winter but by Feb. I’m ready for the return to spring. I hear ya!!! 😉

    Happy Week, G 🙂

    PS: If you get some snow where you are, do share with some photos, if you can!

  6. So much but since I’m on the fourth floor I don’t think the snow will reach me, like it use to in the house I use to have mountains…but it will be beautiful…that I know

  7. i love snow as well…i love fall more…but i def love snow ball fights, and snow angels and sledding…and not going to work…smiles….hoping we get some this year!

  8. lovely post~
    we have had three snowfalls and some more lovely flakes floating through the sky, melting as they land. It almost looks like winter here, still autumn dresses many trees in golds and burgandies

  9. Hi Lorraine, Still no snow here but we certainly have the snow sky today, all white and so still out there. I bet Quebec is gorgeous in the winter!

    Hi Brian, I hope that storm on the East coast isn’t as bad as they are predicting. Looked scary on the weather network today. Do you get much snow or any, where you are in VA?

    Hi Tammie, I loved your “frosty” pics this past week, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Weekend, G :<)

  10. Lovely photo and poem … I enjoy looking at it, but not being in it! Happy Week!!

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