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Playfully, I steal the Argentinian 

away from reedy palm trees and waifish
sandbars, then gift him to the Laurentians.

Here, winter sasses each pine, a soft lisp

that sloughs quilted hills as we glide old trails.

He sees in Precambrian rocks trompe-l'oeils,  
then tips his hat at mordant cardinals.

We freeze as a stag appears, the viceroy

of these woods. He is lost gentry who stows

sage verse, outlining seasons without words. 
I coax my friend to build a woman of snow.

Wise, his craft, for he leaves her un-girded,

and from evergreen, he weaves a lush bonnet.

I laugh; there in his grin smiles, too,  a sonnet. 

*For my friend, Ruben

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  1. Date: 1/18/2014 8:54:00 AM
    extra ..........................soupppyyyy

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 1:39:00 AM
    A double entendre in the fourth line? : D I came to FAV it!!!!

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 8:31:00 PM
    Cyndi very impressive..I so admire those of you who can write sonnets...I can't to save my soul! But this is a sweet one for Ruben( the hat man !!) well done..luv,Deb

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 5:50:00 PM
    Very nicely done Cyndi, I love the lines He outlines seasons without words, very powerful, I can see it all with my minds eye, sending my regards, xxx