Poem: Martyn Brown’s ‘Snow’

Posted on January 25, 2013

Snow; the modelling clay of children young and old

Bringing sudden demand for coal, carrot,

flat cap, scarf and pipe

Snow; the great leveller, disguising the landscape

Softening its edges, absorbing the sounds

of nature and man

Snow; the stunning beauty, pouting picture perfect

A panorama of Wensleydale cheese

on fruit cake footings

Snow; the winter meddler, emptying workplaces

Applying the brake to daily commutes

and sun-filled escapes

Snow; the empty canvas, craving inspiration

A giant whiteboard, prompting the first step

to new beginnings

Snow; the expected thaw replenishing colour

Contour and texture sharply restored to

factory default

Snow; the thought provoker, a fleeting reminder

Of things dear to us, of things which have gone

Of who we really are

Martyn Brown is a deaf grandad in a hearing family. He regularly regularly speaks for NDCS and (from 2017) Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. He relies on digital aids, lip reading and is a black belt in the Deaf Nod.

Please take a moment to check out the sponsors who make this site possible! The Limping Chicken is supported by Deaf media company Remark!, sign language communications agency Deaf Umbrella, provider of video interpreting services SignVideo, theatre captioning charity STAGETEXT, legal advice charity the RAD Deaf Law Centre, and Remote Captioning provider Bee Communications.

The Limping Chicken is the world's most popular Deaf blog, and is edited by Deaf journalist and filmmaker Charlie Swinbourne. 

Find out how to write for us by clicking here, how to follow us by clicking here, and read our disclaimer here.

The site exists thanks to our supporters. Check them out below:


Tagged: , , ,
Posted in: martyn brown, poem