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Winter's Child

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Winter's Child

Cold river, on slopes of winter
You flow.
As circle is running
Through creases and smiles,
In seasons festive,
Or cloudy days
Cold river, windy and brave
You drop.
Innocent claims,
Visions white
I am watching the snow falling
Pent in my prison,
Threatened by lies
I am choosing the wrong 
season
To lean on my soul.
Icy river, on this valley
Where change appears and 
revolves,
Float me down with you,
Until my breathless need to 
seize the air
Becomes a wish.
White are the hands,
With lines dim,
To hold the sky's turning.
These coins I clentch,
Are my last
To pay my adamant price,
To be waken 
And be risen
In this brumous nest.
Me, the winter's child.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2011 11:35:00 AM
    Congratulations , on your well deserved win in Chris D. AValeriaechtner's contest " Free Verse For Winter". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 1:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 12:21:00 AM
    You have a winner here, Valeria. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 5:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on the well deserved win in the contest of Chris, valeria

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Impressive...congrats on your wonderful win...BG

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 2:09:00 PM
    This is such a wonderful read, Valeria-- really enjoyed how your short lines flow into the next-- Super congrats on your win :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 12:07:00 PM
    Congratulations Valeria, on this worthy poem's honored 5th place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 10:21:00 AM
    Very nice, Valeria. Congratulations on your win in Chris's contest with this wonderful free verse. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 9:13:00 AM
    Valeria, thank you for entering this poem in the contest! I was very impressed by this entry~Chris

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 8:51:00 AM
    Congrats Valeria on your winning poem in the Winter Free Verse contest with this excellent entry luv.. enjoy another wonderful win with luv..

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 6:49:00 PM
    Very nice. I love the personification. I read it out loud...the rhythm and style remind me a lot of poetry by Mary Oliver. =)

  1. Date: 2/11/2011 4:52:00 PM
    now this is one my favorites.. wow written so well and pure ART... thank you for your poetry...Michael