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Winter Walk
By Danielle Ackerman
Genre: Poetry Level: Elementary 4-6
Year: 2002 Category: Margaret Mielke Memorial Poetry Award

When all the geese glide south
Heading for their winter homes
And the birch trees go bare
Mislaying their coats of leaves
That's when I'm positive
Winter's here.
The crispy air hips at my nose
As the snowy popcorn balls
Down from the trees
Onto my shoulders.
I look towards the hills
Glimmering in crystals of frost.
Everything's covered
In wavy blankets of snow.
I track many fat footprints
While wearing rosy red cheeks
And admiring the winter
Somebody must have outlined
These trees with a frosty white
About the Author: Danielle Ackerman attends Airport Heights Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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