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January, if you please

Oh January, thee of Winter’s spawn
I cannot wait till thou art gone
I’ve had enough of bleak, gray days
To last a lifetime, and so I pray
Thou wilt use thy icy, freezing touch
On us gently, with just a brush -
A coat of frosting on the trees
But not a blizzard, I beg of thee
No brown snow or ugly slush
No winter mess, nor snowy gusts
Just a sprinkling of thy winter skill -
Still picturesque, but not so chilled
A mild month, I ask of thee
To keep the warmth inside of me

1/2/12
Susan Burch
Received 3rd place in "Personification of January" contest

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 7:38:00 AM
    Wow, this is imaginative and greatly written. Congratulation, Susan on the win :)

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 3:23:00 AM
    This is good and congratulations on yur win x

  1. Date: 1/6/2012 6:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nette's "Personification Of January" contest Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 6:19:00 PM
    very nice Susan, ...excellent in fact. Congratulations to you on your well deserved win

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 5:03:00 PM
    Very nice Susan. Hope January has a heart. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 9:51:00 AM
    cool one Susan.. good luck .. I don't like Winter ..too cold.. but your words are great.. depicting Jan. perfectly.. thankxx. for your sweet blog comment and concern.. I am coming along with determination to succeed.. just entered your contest on the lottery.. super theme..luv..

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 6:10:00 AM
    this is an excellent poem revealing your feelings and personifying January at the same time. Very well done Susan. best I've seen so far. A winner. Happy new year to you and may your january foe be a friend to you this year.

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 4:08:00 PM
    i don't care what they say about you, your a good poet. T.S.

    Susan Avatar Black Eyed Susan
    Date: 1/3/2012 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Who are they?
    Susan Avatar Black Eyed Susan
    Date: 1/3/2012 6:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    what do they say about me?
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 10:53:00 AM
    Very well done Susan,thank you for sharing it. I X-X-X-XX-my fingers for you in the contest Susan. - - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 9:42:00 PM
    LOVE it, Susan. It kind of goes along with mine!! and oh my gosh, I won in your contest with a high place?? I am so happy you liked my poem. it's very difficult to judge blind. I have seen many poets' senryu titles and I try to get their names out of my mind!!

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 7:41:00 PM
    I love the rhyming effect in your poetry, will do well in the contest, hugs,vie

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 7:38:00 PM
    Wonderful personification, Susan! better than mine, I must admit :) Good luck in the contest! Love, J.