The 2012 theme was snow. Snow angels, snow ball fights, snow globes, anything to do with snow. Poem had to be less than three minutes read outloud. This is BDAAA’s Third year of participating with the Beaver Dam Community Activities and Services and BD Chamber in this event. There were over a dozen entries this year.
The Forgotten Snowfall
By: Zelia Edgar
The ground was already hard and white,
The sky was a light, light blue,
When more snowflakes came in sight,
For blue skies can bring snow, too.
How careless is the human ear!
It doesn’t care to know,
How the snowflakes resonate fear,
As they touch the ground below.
That was many years ago,
Today the show still falls,
Upon the empty city,
Above the empty halls.
Over the silent sidewalks,
Where people used to be,
And through the center of the city,
The wind sighs unhappily.
It’s true the streets are crowded, but,
With ghosts and nothing more,
And it’s true the snow still resonates fear,
The same as it did before.
And so we remember,
What many fail to know,
That amid the songs of winter,
There belongs a lost Chernobyl snow.
Beaver Dam resident Zelia Edgar was first introduced to Edgar Allan Poe’s writings at the age of three, and has loved poetry ever since. Zelia attends Wisconsin Virtual Learning Academy, and enjoys writing, drawing, costuming, and knitting. She is the owner and operator of The Cheshire’s Hat on Etsy.com.
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