Winter Morning Poem by Ogden Nash

Each winter, on the morning of the first snow, I used to write this on the blackboard for my class of seven-year-olds.
‘Winter is the king of showmen
Turning tree stumps into snowmen
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes
Smooth and clean and frosty white
The world looks good enough to bite
That’s the season to be young
Catching snowflakes on your tongue
Snow is snowy when it’s snowing
I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going.


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