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Below is the poem entitled WINTER which was written by poet Suzette Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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steep steps to flat shut out the bitter world - a heart pounds
Please see the poem, SUMMER DIRECTLY TO WINTER - 2010, for details and explanation re this haiku. Regarding the words used: They are in common use by British (here and and in the UK). EG: "What is it like out?" (not: "outside") "It is bitter!" (exceptionally cold) "Where are you going?" "Going to flat."

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 11:07:00 AM
    Hmm... I think shutting out the world shuts out something we need, and perhaps can never regain.

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 2/2/2013 2:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In the instance of the poem - it was a welcome retreat from the extreme cold outside and the welcome I received was warm and hearty..
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:46:00 AM
    I like this one a lot, Suz!! Let me see the other one.

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 6:21:00 PM
    Don't be afraid to use [the] IF you mean the word FLAT to be an apartment? the flow will be less stilted..when you don't 'get' the connection in my haiku please do ask me to explain, I actually love sharing and am open to changing them constantly NO problem Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 2:53:00 AM
    Nicely winter Haiku, Suzette. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)