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Bitter Cold

What a cold January day,
The frost lays on the ground like a blanket
Not even the determined woodpecker
Has come out to tap on the side of the house.
All is quiet in this small town
The blackbirds pick at the unturned dirt
Hoping to find some kind of food
The sun pokes its head through the clouds
And cast light on the frost bitten earth.

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  1. Date: 2/10/2009 1:45:00 PM
    Congratulations Melanie, on "Bitter Cold" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 2/9/2009 12:44:00 AM
    I wish for the sun for wipe away this cold! Great imagery! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 5:35:00 PM
    Melanie - I have always loved the cold mornings when the frost bites at your lungs as you inhale - been really mild here in NorCal. Congrats on being featured _ God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 5:23:00 PM
    Nice use of imagery, I could see this bitter cold day clearly in my mind! Excellent writing. Congrats on being featured this week. :) Love, Amy

  1. Date: 2/8/2009 3:45:00 PM
    I can relate to the cold in January being from North Dakota. I agree with Keith--bring on the hot chocolate. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 9:06:00 PM
    BRRR!! I need a mug of hot chocolate after this chilly write! Well done Melanie!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/26/2009 2:05:00 AM
    Beautifully written with very nice imagery in this piece. A good morning read. :) Lucinda

  1. Date: 1/25/2009 6:50:00 PM
    Very lovely write..I can almost feel this bitter cold..God Bless *Tyesha