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snow is melted
the ruin that is winter
overwhelms my eye
beneath the sun trees stand
like crowds of ragged beggars

the once beautiful
is denied all memory
of where it has gone
the icy house top drippings
ping the head    stark reminder

those cold months ahead
but i’ll wait out the next snow
the white blanket fall
marvel the icy branches
wish happy new year to all

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  1. Date: 1/19/2012 10:59:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 11:52:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your work..I especially like the last three lines...Thanks for the well wishes..I hope that this is the best year of your life up to this point and the years following just get better..Sara

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 10:24:00 AM
    Happiest New Year back at ya, Daver!! I hope it is filled with many more graceful poems like this and health extraordinaire. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 7:39:00 AM
    a beautiful poem brings back the memories of the stark reality of winter..... don't miss it my friend Daver. that cold icy house top dripping pinging the head ah yes! yuk/ and thanks for the comment... I like scaring my cats in the morning too.... I tell them it's my gift to them... they so appreciate it... : )

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 7:18:00 AM
    Nice imagery, sir. You take us through an intense beginning towards a classy climax.

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 8:46:00 AM
    Beautiful descriptions all the way through your poem Daver, you have such a unique way of seeing things and it is always a pleasure to immerse myself in your poems. Hope your new year is filled with music and verse. Love, Lizzie. :)

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 7:14:00 AM
    Hopefully these cold months shall recede their wrath and allow a mellowing Spring lead us into a wonderfully warm Summer. Happy New Year to you Daver, have a healthy 2012 - James :)

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 8:16:00 PM
    thanks Daver... cool write with icy branches and happy new year to you my friend. God bless you and yours. Love Bob

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 12:45:00 PM
    I love the trees all iced up ,a phenomenal winter painting by nature Daver. Anne

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 11:30:00 AM
    unless you mean to tear through it...! so i suppose i did a dual aspect comment.....) and i'm feeling better 'bout that..!

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 11:27:00 AM
    I mean't year....)

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Some really good lines here Daver,,you know you should try "poetry sometime" ha ha..) sooo..really appreicated the write and happy new beginnings to you the whole tear through...!

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 8:18:00 PM
    'the ruin that is winter overwhelms my eye' you overwhelmed me too with this piece. simply beautiful. wishing you a great happy new year too Daver ^.^

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 8:00:00 PM
    daver, sorry to hear the violin is now a struggle for you. And sorry, I didn't know the wise men reference you were making. There I go again, making you feel old! I wish i knew where I could find a poem of yours I have not yet read. I am sure it exists somewhere in your backlogs. I will look around a bit and try to find such a poem. If I don't find one, I'll reread a golden oldie.

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 2:00:00 PM
    Very eloquent description of the melting snow and the loss of its beauty on the landscape. Especially liked your comparison of the barren trees to "crowds of ragged beggars." If only I could visit you to see that next "white blanket fall." Wishing you many blessings in the coming year dear Daver, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 9:28:00 PM
    As an ex-New Yorker living in Israel, your poem made me miss the snow of my childhood. A beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:58:00 PM
    by the way, I was looking at my faves the other day and noticed. I sure have lots of YOURS in there. I am sure you played violin as beautifully as you write.

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    Date: 12/29/2011 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I USED to play beautifully - now it is a struggle, but I love it. daver
  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:57:00 PM
    love it love it love it!! One of your best this month and a fave on it! Glad you liked my poem. Did anyone go visit the one I mentioned about Brother Billy? I sure hope so!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 12:03:00 PM
    Happy New Daver,and all the best wishes for 2012..and careful with your pacemaker when watching J.Lopez:) thanks for that one,Im still laughing!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 9:53:00 AM
    Thanks daver, such an eloquent way to express, i'm experiencing this mid winter new year for the first time in 45 years, since returning to the uk. harry