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Alabaster Night

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Alabaster Night

There is stillness in this chilly night
How peaceful is a planet that glimmers white
Where frost and moonlight weave a silver glaze
And sillhouetted trees are black as ink 
Where the only sign of life are whiffs of breath

Let me stand and drink upon the sky, 
Then rest my eyes upon the glory of the world 
Upon these strange and unfamiliar hills
I give my thanks for how such soothes my soul
Winter has buried our world in alabaster white
Familiar landmarks wear a cloak of new disguise
Yet still the same are scattered thorny lights
Splattered wildly in the blackness of a sky
Winter has polished up the stars against the dark
Brilliant, new, until their points are thistle sharp

How peaceful is a planet so glimmering white
To stand in voiceless wonder and gaze
Do not speak, the crystal world would shatter
Too fragile to bear the weight of words

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  1. Date: 11/17/2011 6:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Moses' "Give Me Your Best Shot" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place win with this Gem! Truly beautiful! Lori

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 11:45:00 AM
    My humble opinion is that the words are heavy upon heart of poesy. Mirth should be the lot of the poem's poet, and i can't but help shout BRAVO!

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 7:45:00 AM
    Congratulations Carrie on your 1st place win in the contest, I enjoyed the read~ Caryl

  1. Date: 11/14/2011 6:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of John Freeman, Carrie

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:41:00 PM
    Ah Carrie the pure clear beauty shines in this work. I find the last two lines quite ethereal... well done ...Margaret

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 8:48:00 PM
    Congrats. Carrie on your 1st place win, with a special poem. Hugs,Vie

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 5:41:00 PM
    congrats on your win int he contest. cory

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 5:08:00 PM
    So lovely, Carrie. Congartulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 4:51:00 PM
    You captured my heart with this vivid display of your "Alabaster Night" Carrie, beautifully written... congrats on a worthy first place honor. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 1:41:00 PM
    carrie, I'm a fan of your poetry, I've yet to read a weak piece by you...this one is just exquisite, so much beauty within it, love the "polished" stars' points "thistle sharp", and the two closing lines are excellent...congrats on a well deserved 1st place :-)

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 1:36:00 PM
    Well written as always with your stuff Carrie....i know I read this one of yours once before but cant exactly place it....particularly liked the "winter polishing up its stars" and "too fragile for the weight of words"...I always admire original phrasing and striking images.....marvellous. . . . . and well deserved high place of wishes Carrie

  1. Date: 1/17/2010 1:32:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning poem Carrie in Laura's contest.. well deserved win... I have been serving on Jury Duty for almost two weeks now so have not been on the Soup and am catching up with my comments today before returning to trial.... enjoyed this read immensely... luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 1/15/2010 10:02:00 AM
    I like this very descriptive piece here. It really has a nice flow to the point that it seems like your rhyming. Sometimes I don't really get free verse; but I like the way your poem sounds. Congratulations on placing in this contest!

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 6:56:00 AM
    Congratulations Carrie, on your success in Laura McKenzie’s “Winter’s Adornment ” contest with your poem. It's nice to see you in the winner’s circle. Your poetic skills excel. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 10:39:00 AM
    Carrie, many congratulations on your placing in Laura's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 8:25:00 AM
    Loved this--it's really beautiful, Carrie--very picturesque! I really liked how you described it as alabaster white, gives it a haunting tone, yet still very beautiful! Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 5:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Laura's contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 11:46:00 PM
    OH, my, Carrie, another GEM and I had to read to the end of the list to find it here! All the poems were very nice, but this is my number one! Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 10:03:00 PM
    Carrie, This is astoundingly beautiful and the last line is just poetic genius. Congratulations on your win in Laura's contest. Love, Lainie