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Winter Let's Us Hold Our Breath

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Winter Let's Us Hold Our Breath

Winter let's us hold our breath,
and pause just inside the door,
we spend more time at window frame
watching the snowflakes fall.

The slumber of trees and cars
softens the noise on our ears,
we slow, inhale, exhale, and wonder
how every snowflake is formed.

The painted days of softened hues
blues on grays and faded yellows
are an artist's muse and a friendly cue
to wait for the coming of spring.

Every hurried step may lead to a fall,
every hurried kiss may lead to goodbye
every hurried minute forfeits the surprise
of crow squawking or coyote sniffing

at the base of your door and the base
of mind where questions need research
and answers are hard to find
and death and forever, wait like hunger
to leads us elsewhere, lead us forever
into the embrace of new, will we survive?

Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 8:22:00 AM
    WOW! I loved te ending with a question at the end. So gratisfying, but yet sooo full of imagery and I truly treasure this poem! This is a aster piece right here. XD "at the base of your door and the base of mind where questions need research" I love that part of your poem (: Bye!

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 9:36:00 PM
    JUst revisting this one. My favorite of your last several poems. Thanks for commenting to so many of mine. I wish I could stay longer and see more of yours. But I spend way too much time here. I gotta get myself off here now. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 8:54:00 PM
    I really like how this one keeps rocketing towards the final 3 words of, "will we survive?"~Chris

  1. Date: 11/26/2010 8:31:00 PM
    wow, shen, I really like this one, and those assumptions you made in stanza four. REAlly good! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/26/2010 7:02:00 PM
    A beautiful poem with much to ponder. Welcome to this forum. Thank you for stopping to read and comment on my offering. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 8:54:00 PM
    A beautiful write with a piece of mystery to it. Hope your weekend will be a good one ;) Wilma

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 5:34:00 PM
    Hope you have a good weekend and make that trip to charleston.

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 3:19:00 PM
    Enjoyed the reading of your work..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..I could feel the slowing of life to the soft drifting of the snowflakes..I was honored that you stopped by my work, read and commented...Sara

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 2:33:00 PM
    I like your fourth stanza. There is content and mystery there and with a surreal touch. Love, dave