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Those Old Cold Men of the Woods

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Those Old Cold Men of the Woods

Against a night frightened white, a tall tree stands - skeletal - transfixing me one winter on my woodland walk. Small trees surround the tall one. They extend icy fingers as if to help point me out to the taller tree. The hairs rise on my arms as I view the long black limbs of those old cold men of the woods reaching out for me. For the any poem contest #2 Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 11:20:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win, Andrea! I love your imagery, " transfixing me one winter on my woodland walk. " Its a profound sentiment as Nature unfolds itself before your eyes to show you its grand beauty. Thanks for your comments and suggestions. Best Wishes and hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 2:28:00 AM

    Beautiful n very well penned! Congrats on win Andrea !!

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 6:29:00 PM

    I enjoyed this lovely gem Andrea....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 9:32:00 AM

    ANDREA, :) thanks you for the wonderful winning poem. Enjoy your day. Love ~ SKAT~

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 2:55:00 AM

    I like it, very good write,,,, did it win ? ;}

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/22/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    it must have. I see some congrats down below.
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:13:00 AM

    Oh, you know I love this one, Andrea ... I would have liked to enter that contest. Gotta fav it

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 7:04:00 PM

    congratulations! Very Cool!

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 3:00:00 PM

    This was very descriptive, almost eerie. Congrats on your 1st place win, Andrea! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 4:19:00 PM

    Great descriptive and expressive work that you have penned..Enjoyed reading this eve..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 11:02:00 AM

    Remind me not to go walking in the woods with on your BIG win. BG

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 3:13:00 PM

    congrats on a shared 1st place andrea, this is an impressive dodoitsu and it has a very sinister feel to it, I like the internal rhyme too :-)

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 9:59:00 AM

    I love it. Very vivid and beautiful. I think trees are my favorite things in nature. They have life and energy which you capture so very well here. (and you have a "winter wooland walk" and you know how I like that.)

    Mossburg Avatar Steven Mossburg Date: 2/21/2012 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    P.S. congratulations on your win
  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:54:00 AM

    Wow congrats xx

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in ~Russell's~ "Trees Everywhere" contest *Andrea*. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 10:43:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win Andrea. These are just the types of writes Russell likes.

  1. Date: 2/14/2012 2:11:00 PM

    "Skeletal"....Nice Take! BtW....HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 4:32:00 PM

    Excellent Andrea and your personification works perfectly I'm afraid to go out, hey, the apple trees in The Wizard of OZ scared me back when. BTW, How do you know they're all male trees?

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 1:42:00 PM

    I just love this one, Andrea.

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 3:32:00 PM

    Shiver me timbers. Short on time. Bye.

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 10:30:00 AM

    SPOOKY...thanks for your comments, Yew trees were always planted in church yards, they have a huge religious meaning, that particular one is actually 1500 years old and you can fit 15 adults inside of it, it is that big..bye Petal...enjoy your Sunday..

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 10:03:00 AM

    a different approach Andrea and eerie tones that make one enjoy the read and think twice about that walk in the woods.. luv the vocab here.. very impressive write.. will do well in Russell's contest luv.. luv the way u interspered the rhyme at times too.. wow..

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 8:57:00 AM

    Wow, Andrea, I absolutely love this vivid piece and an appropriate title as well ;) all the best for Russell's contest ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 6:08:00 AM

    Sometimes happens to many in the forest, it's a fearful situation but gone away, loved and enjoyed, always, bl

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 8:36:00 PM

    All three dodoitsu writes displayed here are very descriptive. Russell should like them.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 5:23:00 PM

    A very nice expressed poem, nice images,I enjoyed reading it,God bless you.Hugs!Vienna

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 3:22:00 PM

    Reminds me of the Ents in the Lord of the Rings. Nice write! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 1:06:00 PM

    A shiver a spine dance in the forest, love where you took this contest Andrea, right in the forest where the real trees are found. love, vie

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 10:49:00 AM

    OH...! well and hauntingly written Andrea, a shivery cold old tale of woods and skeletal branches.........!

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 10:37:00 AM

    Hey! You are on a roll!- my great delight in reading. This is so woodsy, like an old violin. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 7:57:00 AM

    The forest speaks with a silent voice but it can be scary at times , best of luck in the contest Andrea , Hugs and best wishes ( mail ) Declan xxx