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Blossoms on the Snow

(A Kyrielle Sonnet)

The tree stood trembling; red drops spilled
one Christmas day where one was killed.
Sweet daughter they would not see grow
left crimson blossoms on the snow.

What horror that their girl could be
slain senselessly beneath that tree
where every spring she loved to go
and blossoms fell, but not on snow.

The tree of which she’d grown so fond
dropped pearl white petals on a pond.
Oh, that it still were long ago
before were blossoms on the snow!

The tree stood trembling; red drops spilled
like cherry blossoms on the snow.

Andrea Dietrich
For Your "Saddest" Christmas Ever 
Contest sponsored by Constance La France 
~a Rambling Poet~

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  1. Date: 11/25/2012 3:48:00 PM

    wow, this really is a saddie Andrea, yet written as only you's a wonderful poem,, really is..

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 3:05:00 PM

    A well deserved 2nd place win.I got a 9th place I'm happy.Your friend Teresa

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 5:17:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Andrea in Constance's "Saddest Christmas Ever"contest. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 9:31:00 PM

    Congrats, Andrea. I love the way this is written...Karla

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 7:17:00 AM

    Congrats Andrea on your big win in Constance's contest with this awesome entry and brilliant write my dear friend.. enjoy the top spot where the air is so rare for this rare beauty win..with luv..

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 6:13:00 AM

    Congratulations again and again for the well deserved second place in the contest, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 5:46:00 PM

    I thought this would do well....and of course it did!!! What a story that sings like a sad ballad...I can hear it made into a recording! :) Congratulations, Andrea! ~Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 4:42:00 PM

    Congratulations on taking second place, Andrea!! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/4/2010 3:58:00 PM

    Congratulations, Andrea on second place in my contest. I am so impressed with the kyreille and sonnet combination and the words are just so beautiful. I really must try writing one like this, you are an inspiration to all poets~~

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 1:47:00 PM

    A whole new perspective on Christmas trees... very intriguing! Am sure you'll do well in the contest! My muse really did hear my plead for help and gently prodded until "Missing Poetry" appeared on the page:) This poem actually did come into being as a result of a challenge I'd set for myself! Have you ever heard of Magnetic poetry? If not, it's a set of words printed on magnets that you can use as prompts for poems...when stuck:) Used this to write "Missing Poetry" ! A new one going

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 4:42:00 PM

    SOUP MAIL.. Andrea ...

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 10:05:00 PM

    Wow another superb write, Andrea. A kyrielle Sonnet for the blossoms on the snow. Always captivating with full force of a deep touch to emotions. Good luck to you on this contest. By the way, just want to answer your posed question to my poem: Holiday Home - I am here in a Middle East Country working as an OFW, where for a contract worker like me is allowed to go on vacation once a year (but it is a paid vacation with a take home one month salary pay) not bad. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 11:45:00 AM

    The second stanza melts especially well to gether in your Kyrielle Andrea. thanks for comments. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 10:15:00 AM

    That would be a very sad Christmas indeed. Reminds me of sad news we hear on the tv . Good luck on the contest. I am so behind in everything but can honestly say I am feeling much better . Darn cold up here right now. Luv Phyl

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 2:44:00 PM

    Really strong words from such a good person. This is a really good poem. Thank you.

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 1:50:00 PM

    Oh so good but really sad but it's supposed to be huh.Thanks for your help with my poem"CHRISTMAS"it's a work in progress.Teresa

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 10:31:00 AM

    I agree with PD... so many sad stories on Xmas... this is well written a sure winner...With Love Michael

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 8:19:00 AM

    Just had gotten out of high school and married to the man of my the time..haha.. and felt these words wanted to come out .. poetry was as big as luv was to me .. so my Mother encouraged me to write it down.. glad u enjoyed luv.. wishing u a most happy weekend..with lots of luv my friend..

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 8:14:00 AM

    Such a sad recall, and out of this you caused so a beautiful legend to be born. Well done!

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 5:58:00 PM

    This is truly a nightmarish vision........ and very well-written!

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 4:00:00 AM

    Oh, this is really hard to swallow Andrea...this should do quite well in Constance's contest ! Great write, the depth alone makes this write magnetic ! much love, james

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 10:30:00 PM

    sweet dreams to you ;) me am outta here too as well have to do some errands-- aack not yet done with commenting see you later maybe :) -- hugs

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 10:01:00 PM

    thanks so much as well for liking my bench poem so much :D -- & yup haha wow, who'd have thunk eh ;)?? glad to have caught you here even for a bit ;)

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 9:30:00 PM

    oh my gosh what a chilling write this is-- now i feel deflated-- & that is a good thing really sicne it means you captured sadness so well-- wow what a super sad write this is -- I think you did GREAT on this challenge Andrea dearie-- that title of yours gives it such a beauty but so much sadness as well-- this is just outstanding in my opinion --goes to my faves :)-- hugs- nikko :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 7:45:00 PM

    What a stunning poem. brought tears to my eyes. Andrea honey I am a girl and my poem was based on a true story near the city i live.

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 3:58:00 PM

    Andrea your comments are so sweet and encouraging.. Deb suggested to keep the Sestina in short lines to fit on the page... so having experience it before I did so.. and all is good to go for her contest ..thankxx for letting me know my Passion Prance posted twice.. how does that happen? great Pinky Winky blog luv..

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 3:15:00 PM

    Donch member, Andrea? Deeler brained him itha frigging rock! Thet thair cat be a airy ghost. Love, Hayseed Dave

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 3:07:00 PM

    Sad, Andrea wow realyl sad.. I can't believe all these heart breaking stories for the contest,, Enjoyed your entry good luck,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 2:41:00 PM

    This is Sad, but very well penned. Checkout my worst poem ever. and i sent you Soupmail

  1. Date: 11/17/2010 2:15:00 PM

    Enjoyed this poem with Kyrielle sonnet. I think it is worth trying, Andrea. Good luck