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The Long Forgotten Snow by Mylares The Long Forgotten Snow by Mylares
It came in the dark of February, and left soon afterwards

Little was it known, it would be the last snowy blizzard

In this small corner, the world did not know winter

The cold was never deep; something much more fainter

Winters came, winters passed

Still the floating, sparkling flakes would never last

And then, in the twentieth year, something fantastic occured

In the quiet, black morning, the snow did return

It fell in silence, transforming it all

The ground and the trees, old buildings so tall

The people gathered round and marveled in wonder

Children's eyes grew wide while the older one's floundered

The beauty of such a thing was both so old yet so new

The secret prayers for winter's pure touch had finally come true




So, yes, this past Thursday was truly a historic event for parts of Louisiana. Where I lived, we received at least half a foot of snow. You must understand, the last time we had any snow in such quantity was twenty years ago, in 1988, the year I was born. I am absolutely convinced God sent me an early birthday gift. Though it did not last the day, it was so incredibly beautiful. I'm not kidding when I saw I felt like a child, witnessing my first snow and the wonder of it all.

P.S. ...........I hereby PROMISE I will answer all comments, etc. by next week. Pinky promise! :salute:

P.S.S. Should I post these pics individually and make prints out of them?

P.S.S.S. Yes, these are real pictures that I took at stinkin 5:30 in the morning (with flash which why they came out so well).
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MissMayven Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Yes, I am a lazy bum and have not gotten around to commenting until now...^^;

I really like the poem. It's different to have you write one about something real rather than some more...abstract? Nevertheless, I love the pictures as well~ It was probably the first thing I thought when I found out that it was snowing. 'I sure hope Kaitlin took some pictures! She'll be so mad if she doesn't.' :giggle:

Yes, it was God's early birthday gift to you. Now, if I can actually get around to giving you mine...*is still a lazy bum and is too scared of holiday traffic to go get it* :sprint:
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Hahaha, you're lazy? *hasn't been on DA for real since....4 months ago*

Yeah, I know, but I figured since it was such a wonderful event (and it happened since the year I was born) that it deserved its own....tribute.

Thanks hun! :hug:
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sakuradeva555 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Stunning like always Mylares :D
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Thank you soooo very much! :heart:
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sakuradeva555 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Your very welcome :D
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
:hug:
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sakuradeva555 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
:glomp:
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mattcha Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
That is so beautiful!:nod:
I really love snow.:love: I just want to see the snow falling slowly!:omg: I've only seen blizzard.:giggle:

I adore your skills of poem & photography!:love:

Oh & about the e-mail you sent me, I will for sure read it when I go into Christmas vacation!:nod:
I've been buisy too lately.:XD:
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like! You're so sweet. :glomp:

Oh you're so lucky though (though I think a blizzard is scary)! I love snow, but this is the first time I've seen it in a long time. :blizzard:

Alright! I hope you like the story :blush:. Tell me what you think after you read it! :hug: Thanks for even taking the time to do it! :smooch:
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inkscribble Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
That's never a photo! It's so lovely! Makes me think of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and The Snow Queen!

And YES, you should make prints!
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
WHA-what? Oh thank you! :glomp: That's like, such a huge compliment! C.S. Lewis = More Love

:hug: *plays in the snow* :giggle:

Haha, ok, I'll put them up in the near future, promise!
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inkscribble Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
YAY! :boogie:

Hans Christian Anderson = love too. :D
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rocluvsluxord Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Student Artist
oh - that morning was so magical! i felt like a child as well- running around screaming "daddy! let's make a snow man pwease!!" lol...ahhh what a wonderful Christmas gift from God :D :D and a birthday gift :nod:
so happy i was alive long enough to witness it~

now about the pic- simply beautiful, i really love how bold the snow is with the black b/r. this looks like a hallmark card- or..oooo...wall paper on my laptop!!..*shhhh* :love:
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Wasn't it? Haha, seems like everyone was building snowmen. Josiah and his buds went to every yard in the surrounding area to build one. :giggle:

Aww, thanks babe! I think this is one of my favourite things I done in a while too. :nod:
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lovedbyHim Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
beautimous! but i am so perplexed and jealous about the fact that lafayette got snow but ruston didn't get any :( oh well...i'm glad you got to have fun in the snow though! i look forward to seeing you very very soon! :glomp:
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
What, Ruston didn't get any? That's a shame! =(

Lafayette got some, but Opelousas actually got the most. I was in it almost to mid-calf in some spots. Remind me to show the pics I took in the back yard (nothing fancy, just to show what it looked like).
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neko-miako Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
just...magic !
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Thank you! :hug: I love snow. :heart:
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neko-miako Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
:D
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einlee Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
wow, that's beautiful. i was staring for a while before going 'cool' :heart: very inspiring.
the night is so dark, and the snow is so white! so nostalgic~
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Ah, ah, I'm so late! >_<

But thank you very much! :hug:
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dkirbyj Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Holy crap! Absolutely gorgeous shot!

Very well done, my friend! :)
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Wow, thank you very much! :hug:
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dkirbyj Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
No problem! It's like one of those types of shots that doesn't look like it would happen in reality, but it does. :P
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Mylares Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Haha, yeah! I couldn't believe it myself when it came on the screen. :o
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