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The Widower's Garden

He waters spring seedlings to the singing of robins returned, yet winter's frost still lingers in his mind.
*Ninette form March 22nd, 2012

Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner

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  1. Date: 3/29/2012 8:07:00 PM
    nice one Chris!!!!!!

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Oh, this is good..Id rate it much higher. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 3:52:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Chris! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 12:25:00 PM
    Did you consciously put an "up" and a "down" arrow into this poem or am I seeing things??? :) Congratulations, Chris...

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 8:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Joann's "Ninette" contest Chris. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 9:16:00 PM
    I know you're going to love this: "Congratulations on your win!" : ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 8:31:00 PM
    What an awsome piece!!!Congratulations on your win...the shape on the page says his tree is in full bloom (too cool,was that on purpose?) ;) He really is thinking still of her...Great poem/ninette...BigHuggsss,love~deb

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 8:17:00 PM
    congrats Chris on a terrific win with these outstanding words so visually elelgant written in Ninette luv..

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 9:38:00 PM
    Wowie, if only I'd thought of this. This tiny form was so befuddling for me, I never could get around to it!! Best I've seen so far. Oh, and thanks for your placement of my poem in your contest.

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 3:08:00 PM
    Christopher-roar-o-saurus....this is still one of the best ninette floating around out there...yours has a reminiscent flowing spirit to it!

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 12:03:00 PM
    It is very beautiful and thought provoking,Chris.Thanks a lot for placing me among your winners.Lovingly,fab

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 10:56:00 AM
    thank you for my wife's win in your competition. she is able to read with me tonite and wanted to thank you for her place on list. she has enjoyed your recent write too. Ron.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 5:02:00 PM
    Beautiful and cute litle poem Chris. Have a lovely weekend. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 4:59:00 PM
    such a bittersweet one this is, the contrast between the spring seedlings and winter's frost is so poignant, says so much in nine short lines...many thanks for my placement in your contest, such a high standard and so many great poems, I've enjoyed reading them :-)

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 2:43:00 PM
    Just when I start enjoying the teasing of your long writes ,you write this amazing short beautiful piece... Guess whats for dinner tonight?? Steaks and Beer lol.. Great fun to write for you my friend.... Michael

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:49:00 AM
    You are magic with words and emotions, Chris. In so few lines....your poem made me feel the melancholy. And I must say, I am deeply honored for the placement in your "mask' contest....I know you have some of the highest standards on what you select to be good poetry, and this win means more than you know! Thanks so so much!! .....and I'm more than honored to share with Harry's amazing entry! :) Carrie

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:47:00 AM
    Winter frost will always linger somehow.. but on the otherhand the robins will still return to sing..Nice one Chris :)

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 9:07:00 AM
    a gently rendering from you Chris, yet the harshness of winter stills lingers. wonderful picture you pen. harry. soup mail.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 7:36:00 AM
    beautiful! very poignant and poetic!

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 6:55:00 AM
    Beautiful Chris, you painted this amazing picture with only a few words, best of luck in the contest and I want to thank you for my placement in your Mask Contest, I am very proud to have placed with all those wonderful poems and poets. Thanks.