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When Winter Comes

When winter comes there's wind, rain, bitter cold
There's white everywhere from frost, ice, and snow
Bare tree limbs are tossed by strong winds that blowww
Close to the hearth tales of yore oft are told
'Twas not so in the spring when all is fresh_ new
When love is on the wing; trees' young leaves green
All is simple at those times of sixteen
So much so now that life is in review

Then summer came crops were ripe for harvest
Young limas were gathered by the bushel
The corn's tassels were now filled with full ears
Then ends that part of life a busy quest
Fall's panty filled now; plans made for bethel
Winter by the fire remembering years

First attempt at Italian Sonnet
Favored by Emily Dickinson

Contest:A Sonnet In The Wind
Sponsor:Poetess Darkly
Written: September 13-14, 2013

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 1:56:00 PM
    congrads we tied

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:29:00 PM
    nice win Sara, ............. LUV.............. SKAT

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 7:22:00 PM
    great images in this well written poem Sara...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Well done! I am not familiar with this form but I know art when I see it. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Very much enjoyed this Sara as you know I enjoy these things as you do I think...great job....congratulations

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Very nice imagery in this poem, Sara, I could feel the chill of winter as I was reading this! Great work!...Thank you for the nice comments!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:48:00 AM
    very nice excellent

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 4:49:00 PM
    A very lovely write here, Sara, being in those winter years now, I find it to be a wonderful time, I have never been happier. Life is beautiful in every season...Your poem brought me the kind of peace that only nature can give me. peter

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:03:00 PM
    softy winging, sara... your lyrical images bring me to a space of pastoral bliss!....:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Winter brings life in review for sure. I hate to see it coming the older I get. Good stuff. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 6:47:00 AM
    This is such a spectacular finish to what was an already awesome start to this fantastic write my friend! You have delighted me with this superior poem this morning! What a brilliant piece, such a Great Work!!

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 1:23:00 AM
    Good start, now just make your last six lines!!! It should be making some twist or resolution to the first part. Do you read a lot of Emily Dickinson? I bet her poetry is a great example of Italian sonnet.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Nice winter's song, you have almost done it...the Italian sonnet, sara

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 8:33:00 PM
    The Italian Sonnet is very difficult to master, but when done correctly it can pack a great punch! You have started off a terrific poem here my friend, a very awesome write! Keep up the flow of this piece and you should have a very well written poem! Great Work!!