A poem to help improve your opinion of winter

In today's "Neighbors" column, a reader shares their writing with Bob Lind about the season she calls "God's miracle."

Bob Lind
Bob Lind, Neighbors columnist. The Forum

How do you feel about winter?

If you don’t really like it, here’s a poem written and sent to “Neighbors” by Sandy Carlson which might help you look at it more favorably.

“Winter is God’s Miracle”

Winter is God’s miracle, did you know?


For under your feet there is diamond snow!

The trees are covered with crystal, too,

And everything’s sparkling bright and new.

The weeds in the fields just dazzle your eyes;

Even the house tops brighten the skies.


And on the ground where there used to be grass

You’ll find that it looks like glittering glass.

The icicles dangle like jewels so rare;

Yes, winter is God’s miracle, every year, everywhere!

And, Sandy concludes, especially up north!

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Good memories

Sandy and her husband, Dick Carlson, used to live in Fargo, where they were members of Bethel Evangelical Free Church. Dick worked for Steiger Tractor from 1975 to 1981. Now they live in Williams Bay, Wis., where they moved in 2010.

“We have wonderful memories of the seven years we were in Fargo,” she says.

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