Another Day of Snow

Here’s my response to the NaPoWriMo prompt today:
Find a shortish poem that you like, and rewrite each line, replacing each word (or as many words as you can) with words that mean the opposite.

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Snow Day

Another day of minus temps,
with dreary snow from leaden skies
plays havoc with the snowdrop tips,
drizzles the eaves with icicles.
Emerging lawn has vanished again
under the fluffy blanket of white.
Slush and grungy roads today
add to the general dismay.
Sparrows cling to dormant shrubs
hope for handouts or grub on the gravel.
Yes, March has left us all depressed.
Everywhere, snow everywhere –
inducing dread of no thaw til May.

13 thoughts on “Another Day of Snow

    1. Oh, dear. I guess part of my explanation didn’t get transferred!
      The original is a lovely, cheery verse called May Day, written by Mary Mullen of Reading, Massachusetts. In it she relishes the lovely sunshine and glories of May, with iris and spring bulbs in bloom. I hesitated to print it though, as it was clipped from a magazine about thirty years ago, so covered under copyright.
      My opposite version was more suitable for us yesterday, having had a fresh fall of snow starting in the afternoon Sunday and continuing into the night.

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