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Whispered Wonders

The brisk Autumn breeze
crisply smiles and leaves
inviting seasonal ascendance.
Past dark hollowed eaves
her departing breath weaves
a path for Winter's wondrous entrance.

Courtly canyons kowtow 
the mighty mesas bow
sparking December's grand revival.
Barren branches applaud
as mountain peaks laud
Jack Frost's ever welcomed arrival.

Carols liltingly sung
whilst wreaths are gently hung 
silver enchantment lusters the ground.
The old and the young catch
snowflakes on their tongues 
choirs of church bells neatly resound.

Cozied from silent chills 
tapered candles sleep on sills
illuming the dusk’s frosted splendor.
A forest brook’s trickles
forge tiny icicles
dripping tears of crystal surrender.

Christmas trees brightly greet
joyous townsfolk on the street 
tiny tots, all too well, understand.
Ole Saint Nick and his sleigh
are just a few stars away
from visiting their white wonderland.

Truelove skaters take flight,
under an arctic twilight, 
snuggling snowbirds coo and entice.
Deer and bunnies espy,
'neath the moon's watchful eye,
young lovers etching hearts in the ice.

Winter’s sparkle and glow
softly sings in the snow -
her grandeur is timeless and few.
Yet, before her winds shift
she bestows us a gift
and Spring makes her yearly debut.

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  1. Date: 7/27/2010 6:42:00 AM
    Congratulations John on your win in Linda-Marie Bariana's contest "Christmas in July" (For Men Only). Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 9:28:00 AM
    Nice write. Congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 11:15:00 PM
    Nice imagery and rhyming, a deserving win on this contest. Congratulations, John on winning 2nd place. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 8:54:00 PM
    Congrats on the 2nd place win, John

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 6:59:00 PM
    Congrats John on your second place win in my Christmas in July For Men Only contest with this most beautiful write.. thankxxx for supporting my contests.. with luv...

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 1:55:00 PM
    Congratulations John, well done. Lovely poem. Pam

  1. Date: 11/5/2009 5:34:00 AM
    What a beautiful breath-taking journey you have taken me on with this sensational poem, JOHN. Congratulations on your win. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 7:35:00 PM
    Excellent write, Joh, and congrats on your placement in the Let It Snow contest ... wonderful descriptive poetry.. I am honored to share the stage with u as an honorable mention...keep at it and share with us all.. Linda-Marie, Poetess Extraordinaire' and Poetry Soup "Sweetheart" per HGarvey Daniel Esquire.. have u checked out his Daffy Definitions? lots of fun..

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 6:33:00 PM
    If this doesn't put one in a wonderful mood of winter's best...then nothing will!! Lovely poem! Congratulations on this winning entry! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 5:17:00 PM
    This is wonderful. Congratulations. Joyce

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 4:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's Let It Snow contest John. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/30/2009 1:23:00 PM
    This is just wonderful, John. When reading this, I feel the chill of winter, but also the coziness that the cold necessitates. I have many fond memories fof just the sort of settings you describe. Lovely piece. Donna G.

  1. Date: 12/10/2008 5:58:00 PM
    Awesome write. Lots of wonderful phrases throughout. My favorite is "dripping tears of crystal surrender". Great imagery and rhyme. It really captures the feelings of the season and is a delighful read. Love Robin

  1. Date: 12/8/2008 10:56:00 AM
    This is very lovely! I love the picture of Christmas anticipation you painted, as well as the beauty and wonders of the winter season, which you captured from many viewpoints so gracefully. I found this very uplifting and inspiring. My favorite word picture: "A forest brook’s trickles forge tiny icicles dripping tears of crystal surrender." Wow. God bless and thank you so much for your kind comments, they are very appreciated. :) Happy Holidays and blessings to you and yours! Amy

  1. Date: 10/23/2008 7:43:00 PM
    I like this, I think its hard to rhyme without sounding silly..but you did it.. this is great. BG

  1. Date: 10/23/2008 6:08:00 AM
    You enhance the seasons to pure magic and enchantment with your words. Always breathtaking when your pen flows. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 11:36:00 PM
    Thanks John for your kind words.trust you will enjoy my chapbook and will inspire you to an ekphrasis or two.It's good to be a part of a caring group of like artistics minds.Well worth the annual fee.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 7:14:00 PM
    Amazing, Sir Heck - you certainly do know how to enchant a gal! LOVED the 4th verse especially, and the bit about the hearts in ice...oh, I cannot WAIT to skate again!!!!! Excellent, love me.

  1. Date: 10/22/2008 6:17:00 PM
    BEAUTIFUL, JOHN HECK! DO YOU EVER WRITE SOMETHING THAT ISN'T PHENOMINAL? Loved this piece....so enchanting and unique!"Deer and bunnies espy,'neath the moon's watchful eye, young lovers etching hearts in the ice....." Love that line. Best wishes and hugs, Sara