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Cardinal at the feeder

The brittle stems of Queen Anne's Lace
reduced to barren winter bone;
a hoarfrost Ermine coat embrace,
impaled in soil that's turned to stone.

The flowers now are wicker cups,
wear Bowler's hats of purest white;
the snowflakes that they interrupt
await the wind; resume their flight.

The Junco in the Prairie Grass,
drad colors blending, stem and snow; 
his flitting business come to pass
without a glimpse of style, or show.

White crystal mist; the morning still,
a cold and colorless display;
the fenceposts marching up the hill
like soldiers, slowly fade away.

This day in its entirety 
constructed thus to fit the mood,
cabin bound and winter weary,
must you in my lament intrude?

From deep within the Cedar tree
in blazing red from cap to tail,
you interrupt my woe-is-me,
insure my pensive mood will fail!

Copyright © Wayne Sapp

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  1. Date: 2/4/2012 2:16:00 AM
    Now this is a fine example of a rhyming poem! I'm glad I came across this one.

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 6:02:00 AM
    Absolutely poetically beautfiul. This goes to my favorite list, Wayne. Elaine

  1. Date: 4/3/2011 6:54:00 PM
    Congrats Wayne on your featured poem this week on the Soup ..luv.. a great one to share with us all my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Love this, Wayne! Blown away by the metaphorical imagery. Congratulations on being featured this week! This is totally mesmerizing, thanks so much for sharing. Best to you, Mikki

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Wayne

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 6:27:00 AM
    Very nice, I enjoyed this one -Nicole

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 6:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Wayne. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:26:00 PM
    cardinal at the feeder being featured this week. Congratulations, Wayne

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 4:44:00 PM
    Congrats Wayne on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all my friend with luv..

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 4:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry X2 making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Wayne. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 6:58:00 PM
    Congrats Wayne on your first round success in the Poetry Soup contest luv.. good luck...

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 3:37:00 PM
    Congrats Wayne on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a wonderful one to share with us all today with luv my friend..

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 9:58:00 PM
    I agree with Francine's comment below....I am putting this poem in my favs. It is a hot summer's day here for me, but your superb details actually made me 'feel' winter; transporting my imagination right into a winter's day, where the bright red Cardinal interrupts a pensive, winter mood. Very impressive~Chris

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 4:41:00 PM
    wow, that was amazing, I love it, headed straight to my favourites

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 4:38:00 PM
    Terrific piece Wayne.. u should enter this one in the Fall contest.. good luck if u do... no special form required ...thankxxx for your endearing comments on my poetry tonight.. with luv..