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post Dec 17 13, 15:47
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The tears, obstructed in their long descent
by zephyr’s kiss and held in chill embrace,
were shed within a storm which lightning rent
asunder to reveal her hidden face.

Amorphous, ever changing in a grief
which comes each year with sister’s slow demise,
she weeps to emulate each falling leaf.
The world now feigns a stark and barren guise

as seasons change. Life slows to start anew
but melancholic sadness comes our way
with every raindrop’s soft caress and dew
which sparkles on the graves of yesterday.

A winter’s dirge is sung and autumn’s proud
kaleidoscope’s interred with ermine shroud.


When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
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Kindness is a seed sown by the gentlest hand, growing care's flowers.
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post Dec 17 13, 17:15
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Thank you for your Holiday entry, Larry! holly.gif

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May the 'classic' holiday spirit be shared in your heart throughout the season! blueorn.gif

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post Dec 31 14, 11:45
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Very beautiful, Larry! I love winter.



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