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The gift of "Old Man Winter"

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The gift of "Old Man Winter"

He unwittingly hovers
       ...blankets of subjective weather
Plastering his artic tundra
Bandaging white clouds together
     ...withholding ill trepedation
Refocused on our tantalization

Frosting earth's core
         .... with an icy show
Monstrously protecting grounds below~

Alerting those...
           ...napping numb spirits
With his icy mantra of sickles and cold
Old Man Winter's snowflakes unfold
Frost bitten chills triumphantly bold

A frothy iced message 
                    ...with wisdom to acquire
...conjuring those with a hidden desire
Here he laughs 
            ...taunting from within
Old Man Winter is relieved again~

As our spent energies are woken
He does not speak...
              ...but has already spoken

His gift...a dormant spectacle found
As winter coats 
                    ....our frosted ground
More time now 
                  .....with winter so cold
Kept indoors
        ponder wonders untold~

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  1. Date: 5/14/2009 11:43:00 AM
    Hauntingly atmospheric, congrats on reaching semis's ...good luck for rest of comp...Janette

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 11:52:00 AM
    Jane, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 12:46:00 PM
    Awesome imagery with this chilly write ... smile ... and a "first round survivor" in the contest!! Good luck to you, Jane!!

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 4:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it in the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Jane. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 9:25:00 PM
    great you Bowen...congrats on a well desevered first round survival. wishing you all the best in the finals. love Leke

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 4:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on making into the semi-finals with this wonderful poem! Hooray for you! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 2:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your success in the PS contest.Best wishes for the next round Jane.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 5:44:00 AM
    Dear Jane, Belated Congradulations on YOUR POEM "The gift of "Old Man Winter""being Featured YOU write Truth about "Old Man Winter" I've met him I live on a mountain in Vermont Vivid Imagery YOU caught me I shall read more of YOU as Time permits ALWAYS... HG

  1. Date: 3/24/2009 6:08:00 AM
    Excellent personification excellent verse GREAT contest entry for the 5 senses 5 elemnts contest! senses touch, sight, sound elements water (ice) air

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 9:26:00 AM
    "The Gift of "Old Man Winter"" is featured this week. Congratulations Jane. Nice to see your name up there again. Vince

  1. Date: 3/17/2009 11:41:00 AM
    Great imagery, wonderful rhymes, congratulations on being featured! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 11:06:00 PM
    Your words literally gave me the shivers!!! Well done on this lovely write being featured this week!!1 Peace Fathima

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 5:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 4:10:00 PM
    A lot of great imagery in this one. Nicely done. Congratulations on being featured this week. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 12:43:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature this week Jane .Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 1:38:00 PM
    Brrrr, this is shiver-me-good, Jane!! Congratulations on your vivid imagery being a feature write this week here at the Soup!!

  1. Date: 12/4/2008 7:02:00 PM
    THINK SPRING!!!!!! God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 11/20/2008 11:55:00 AM
    Brrrr...I can feel the cold in the sumptous poem! It makes me want to stand by the fire and warm my hands! Nicely done! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/20/2008 11:24:00 AM
    feels like old man winter here today. yesterday in the 70's today it is 32. this was a very good poem.

  1. Date: 11/20/2008 10:24:00 AM
    Nice poem, you have a way with words. I enjoyed reading it, the imagery was great...Raul