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Early Spring

Rusty glow hovers—
setting sun’s wan glint
yields to grasp of night—
the terms of surrender, resolute.

Halfway round the compass rose,
sun’s paling rays summon fleeting
alpenglow, fading echo of
dwindling winter snow.

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  1. Date: 9/15/2014 3:43:00 PM
    Beautiful sunset, colorful poem. Congrats on the selection. daver

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 9/15/2014 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Daver: Thanks for your nice words. I recall your having commented on my poetry before, and I so appreciate the return visit and hope you'll look at some of my other poems. I promise to do the same for you. I've been rather inactive lately, as is, I suppose, common among poets. It does take a lot out of one to write deeply.
  1. Date: 2/20/2014 8:13:00 AM
    Liked this free verse, Mark. Your voice really resonates here... I also loved the assonance in the second to last line, the alliteration in the second, the consonance in the compaSSSS RoSSSSe.... nice! Why in the world do you see this lovely poem as prose, lol, and I am not slighting prose. I'm a published short story writer. So, I know prose ;) This ain't it.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 3/4/2014 1:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your gentle slap on the face, as well as your raising awareness to aspects of my poem I didn't realize. I think my poems are like rough drafts compared with your lovely work. Thanks for indulging me.
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Mark Such a well crafted and creative way to show how winter melts away and spring comes with beauty and warmth. Nice job Thanks for the great comment on my Angel Friend poem

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 12/7/2013 1:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks very much, Robin. I enjoy contrasting opposites and departing from poems with ambiguity though not in this instance. I really don't care much for winter and snow.
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 12:19:00 PM
    I like that you can definitely feel that winter is losing it's grasp in your words. Spring comes always. It made me feel hopeful. Nicely done! ~Jeanette

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 11/4/2013 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jeanette, thanks so much for drilling all the way down in my list to find and review this one. It's a gentle bit of whimsy compared with most of my mind-binders. I look forward to reading yours as well soon.
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 12:00:00 PM
    You have a beautiful way with words, my friend. I enjoy your style. This was a pleasure to read; kudos! :)

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 10:37:00 AM
    WOW, you have a well thought out and superbly crafted poem here. Excellent work. I thought you had more poems but I don't see any of them listed.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 10/25/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jon, thank you so very much. I am simultaneously amazed and troubled by the origins of poetry. My earlier poems disappeared, but I suppose I can post them again. I'll be visiting your poetry again today. Mark
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 7:12:00 PM
    Hi Mark, deep imagery. fading echo was my fav................SKAT

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 10/25/2013 11:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Skat, I was familiar with alpenglow but never knew it by its name until my wife related how often she'd seen it when living in Alaska since the sun lingers just below the horizon there for long periods of time. I'll haunt more of your poems later today. Mark