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Copper Trees

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Copper Trees

Enhanced by peaceful solitude, in twilight, crimson crowned
There, in tensile grace she stood, enchantment in disguise
Lightly splashed in backlight, where the tender grass had grown

A monumental moment, as she stood before my eyes
First stabbed by startled fear, new trust came pouring down
There, in tensile grace she stood, enchantment in disguise 

Caressed in beauty, and sun embraced, revealed for me alone
Dare I break the silent calm, with breath or just a sigh?
First stabbed by startled fear, new trust came pouring down

A white tailed doe, was grazing there, aware and keen of eye
She perked up ears, alert for sound, yet, still she had not flown
Dare I break the silent calm, with breath or just a sigh?

Or take a step, in chance my foot could rustle twig or loam?
This stance of wills...intense and poised, a fleeting chance to flee
She perked up ears, alert for sound, yet still she had not flown

Eyes made of glass, as windows are, in which the iris tongue
We made no move...each one transfixed, no air in lungs to breathe
So inter-laced, with life force crossed, in universal one
Our spirits twined against the sky, beneath the copper trees


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  1. Date: 3/22/2015 10:26:00 AM
    This beautiful work reflects amazingly on you, Carrie! I love it and certainly see why you do.. Many congrats for this special winning write!

  1. Date: 3/21/2015 10:23:00 PM
    This poem is very beautiful Carrie. I see why it is a favorite of yours. Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 3/20/2015 4:23:00 PM
    Carrie, congratulations with your win with this wonderful poem, you painted such a beautiful picture with words, a perfect 7 . . .

  1. Date: 3/20/2015 7:40:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 3/19/2015 11:22:00 PM
    Amazingly beautiful write Carrie!Words are less to say, Congrats on top place win!

  1. Date: 3/19/2015 9:04:00 PM
    Great Job Carrie, congrats!

  1. Date: 3/19/2015 4:14:00 PM
    absolutely delightful imagery from start to end - congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 3/19/2015 12:30:00 PM
    KIM, Congratulations on your awesome win..... Luv ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:21:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Congratulations in Kim M's contest... have yourself a nice one... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Beautifully penned poem. Deer possess such fragile lovely grace and you captured it.

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 7:20:00 AM
    blown away grats on your win Shadow

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:59:00 AM
    This is so beautiful, words almost fail me. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 5:59:00 PM
    simply beautiful.... a classic ....congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 5:36:00 PM
    Beautiful writing, Carrie, and certainly a well-deserved first placement in the contest. Well done, my friend. :-)

  1. Date: 5/31/2013 5:25:00 PM
    A beautiful piece of poetry! Thanks for submitting to my contest Kim

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:45:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie......Seren

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Carrie, Congratulations, a wonderful win*SKAT

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 3:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Carrie luv xx

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Carrie.. I'm here to offer support In Richard's "Terzanelle Fantasy with a Questionku Chaser” contest.. :-) CONGRATULATIONS (-: good night~ PD