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December’s color

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December’s color

If I could interpret the influence of winter
It would be blindly silent and dramatically loud
With wailing seas of white wonder- 
Feverishly blowing sideways into the night 
Crystallized droplets of frozen blue tears
Hanging dangerously waiting for that moment –
To fall into the arms of a cloud puff of snow 
Like twinkling diamonds posing gracefully off the roofs- 
And the buildings of our human comforts 
Until the kiss of the daytime sun slowly softens its sharp edges
And so dancing drops of watery icicles plunk into small puddles below 
Until the night falls and they stretch and-
Reform their clinging weapons of new splendor
Stillness embraces with cold arms of unforgiving favor
In the quiet frozen fields of the morning, hope springs a bird whistling
A few scattered old leaves never buried under winter fly free
Now onward to the days end we sweep  
Sleep now, we sleep into the days of December’s mask 
With blankets of wool and fires of warmth around our toes 
As we drift off nestled in our beds,
We can’t image our existence without refuge
Another log is crackling and burning in the fireplace.

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  1. Date: 1/15/2010 4:25:00 AM
    Cozy fireplaces do bring a heart great comfort as it crackles and forestalls the winter cold lingering outside. I enjoyed this lovely poem. (And thank you for reading and commenting on my poetry. Did you receive my soupmail?) Love to you. Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 10:10:00 AM
    A most beautiful poem Laura >> James

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 7:07:00 PM
    sound so protected and loved, great poem.

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 4:31:00 AM
    enchantingly beautiful, your words paint a lovely picture of winter.. and thanks so much for your comment on my poem, the kiss

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 9:12:00 PM
    Very lovely write Laura showing us the great colors of December. Thank you for reviewing my work..Congrad's to you too..what choir did you join..I know you sing out joyfully..Happy New Years..

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 2:15:00 PM
    Aptly describes winter and the warm home where comfort resides. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 5:34:00 PM
    Lovely Laura and so descriptive too.. visual images stay in the reader's mind to enjoy... Winter is not my favorite time of year .. I am a beach baby.. but December is a special month indeed.. thankxxx for your gracious and encouraging comments on my poetry tonight.. after 3 days without heat I am just starting to thaw out.. and get back to my computer to reply to all who graciously read my poetry ... blessings... luv... glad u liked my love poems... HNY 2010... Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 11:38:00 AM
    Beautiful! Laura. Thank you for sharing. Also, I wish to thank you for all your kind comments and support over the last year. Best wishes to you in the New Year. Lainie.

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 4:15:00 AM
    Beautiful work Laura, thanks for your comment...Raul

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 12:45:00 AM
    Excellent seasonal read Laura.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today.

  1. Date: 12/27/2009 1:50:00 PM
    OMG this was beautiful and would make anyone love Dec.Thanks for your kind comment.Teresa

  1. Date: 12/27/2009 11:24:00 AM
    I think you have a very imagery rich, lovely poem here. If not for our warm refuges, I wonder if any could love so much the loveliness of December with all its cold comfoters and shimmering jewels and frozen luxuries offered to the eye from window sill.

  1. Date: 12/27/2009 12:35:00 AM
    Excellent poetry Laura,nice to read again your talented writes.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments & kind words

  1. Date: 12/26/2009 7:33:00 PM
    I love the imagery of this one. A winter poem beyond COOL!!! andrea

  1. Date: 12/26/2009 7:21:00 PM
    Nice write, very descriptive and interesting to read.