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When Winter Enters the Heart

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When Winter Enters the Heart

When winter enters the heart,
snowflakes gather in rosy chambers,
like ghosts of crows-every breath throbbing 
sluggish songs of longing and loneliness...
Over time the crows pile on,
my-my how they live to pile on,
like bones of long ago loves...
Suffocating songs
leaving only an avalanched refrain....
but the soul is still flowing and howling
like an early winter stream
nobody dares to cross
those icy blue eyed thinning veins.

but there is a flock of warmth
in every winter heart,
buried beneath dead songs of crow and time,
they just need a pinch of flint and pine
to release the warmth from the glowing...
my-my how they beat to release rose budded songs 
from a million springs ago.

Copyright © Anthony Slausen

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:49:00 AM
    A stunning piece which really deserved its super win! CONGRATULATIONS my dear friend, Anthony! And since somebody sent me a message, i'm passing it to you, Happy Friendship Day! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Anthony,Congratulations, nice winning list... goodnight~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:04:00 PM
    i love it...SKAT

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Beautifully penned. Splendid work :)

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 2:12:00 PM
    I love this writing , and to call myself a poet . I am not sure ? Thank -you for your writing !

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Life is ever changing as your poem depicts so beautifully,Deb