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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: 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

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 7:27:00 PM
    Good job, I enjoyed reading again. Congratulations on 4th place finish. Thanks for entering my contest.

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 8:41:00 PM
    We have a lot of deer around where we live, and I get close to them frequently. I think you did a wonderful job of describing the feeling of being near on of these beautiful creatures. The first line really takes the cake!

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 11:24:00 PM
    So very beautiful, Carrie...a sure winner for Richard's contest! It's so good to see you back! I too was away for is so busy and I hate that! I too must thank you for the visit and for your always kind comments and compliments throughout the years we've been in the Soup! My very best wishes for the New Year to you and your family! Love always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 1:10:00 PM
    A figment of beauty or twigment of your surreal imagination? Just kidding with you! You captured the scenic still in a mystical interlude in Father Time. A beautiful epiphany in your life, and expertly mediated to future generations.