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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 sense a night's aurora soothe 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: 4/27/2015 9:02:00 PM
    Wow! I love the part drink upon the sky! Great write Carrie. Congrats on your win. Well deserved!

  1. Date: 4/27/2015 4:12:00 PM
    So beautiful, Carrie. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place win. Hugs, Sandra

  1. Date: 4/27/2015 3:12:00 PM
    Stunning night you describe here Carrie, congratulations on your 2nd place win xxx

  1. Date: 4/27/2015 2:47:00 PM
    Dropping back with my congrats again carrie:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 4/27/2015 2:16:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Carrie, a peaceful planet would be welcomed any time or place :)

  1. Date: 4/27/2015 9:04:00 AM
    What a wonderful lulling poem,Carrie, congratulations on your win. Blessings

  1. Date: 4/27/2015 8:17:00 AM
    {points thistle sharp GREAT metaphor!] Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/19/2015 6:06:00 PM
    Carrie, you soared to the top with this special write.. Back to say congrats!

  1. Date: 1/19/2015 3:06:00 PM
    Very beautiful poem Carrie. Congratulations on your first place top win.

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 4:52:00 PM
    You are one of my favourite poets. This is just another one of those writes that solidifies my feelings about your talent. You are a great poet. Congratulations on your well deserved first place win. A Fav for me!

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 2:15:00 PM
    Wow! Carrie, this is truly stunning... Congrats on a much deserved top placement... Faving this one, dear friend.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 1:29:00 PM
    What skillful art this is with such a beautiful crescendo to the 4th stanza

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 1:20:00 PM
    congratulations Carrie on your win, nicely written

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 9:16:00 AM
    Carrie, a heartfelt congratulations to you for your 1st Place win on this awesome poem. I can feel the peace and wonder through your words. 7+Fav, Hugs, Sandra

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 8:36:00 AM
    Way to go Carrie. A warmly frigid hug from winter. Well deserved to spot.

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 7:58:00 AM
    Stunning, the phrase "alabaster white" is beautiful. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 6:01:00 AM
    The fourth stanza my favorite but without the other three it is less meaningful. Great placement - Congratulations and have a great rest of your weeked, Carrie. I love the title.

  1. Date: 1/17/2015 11:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on win Carrie. Love>>rajat

  1. Date: 1/17/2015 10:19:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved win Carrie! :)Cheers Vicki

  1. Date: 1/17/2015 9:39:00 PM
    Beautiful last line...congrats