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Ashes in the Snow

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Ashes in the Snow

Around a winter fire’s flames
That in the night did glow,
We sat and waited for the words
of "Once, long long ago..."

The wind roamed through the forest trees
As beams of moonlight fell.
My fingers twisted in the snow
As midnight cast its spell.

We saw the graves of ancient kings 
Now resting with their scars,
We heard the legends of their lives
Beneath the winter stars.

We watched as poets penned each phrase
In words that still do last,
And saw the dreamers dream their dreams,
The dreamers of the past.

So years have gone, and I look back
At ashes in the snow,
Where fires burned till late at night
With tales of long ago.

The wind still roams among those trees
And stars still come at eve,
And when the winter dusk returns
I don my coat and leave.

I walk the oh so well known path
Still white with timeless snow,
And far ahead, between the trees,
I see the fire’s glow.

As once I waited in the ring
For night to cast its spell,
As once I listened to the tales
It’s now my turn to tell.

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:05:00 PM
    Wow, very good poem poet

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 6:35:00 AM
    Wow ,this is what I call a keeper ,it will last through the ages. Wonderful writing Rauwolfia. Anne

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 10:31:00 AM
    Tried to comment on this when I first joined the site (wouldn't work). This was my first read on this site and I was astounded by the quality of your Rhyme, Rhytm and Theme. I have now looked at more of your work and if this quality goes across the site I may be here for a long time. Thanks for some excellent reads.... Ivor

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 9:05:00 AM
    Sounds much like a ballad to me. Beautifully written with nice rhyme. Much enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 7:38:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Well written , a jewel to read. Anne

  1. Date: 3/18/2011 7:10:00 AM
    I just can't believe how fast this week has gone by. I am enjoying reading the many magnificent poems here at PoetrySoup this morning. I am glad yours was among the ones I was able to read Rauwolfia. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with sunshine and lots of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:29:00 AM
    An excellent poem little Sister! A well written sentimental poem. I see a lot of growth in your style since last I read your work. I can't help but feel some pride:)