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Black Farewell

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Black Farewell

Soaring across a frosted boundary,
Above the fogs of mystery, 
He shaketh like a single leaf
On a wintered, scrawny tree;
Perching on a branch of white,
Resting from a most tired flight,
His home is but a blackened mess 
An ember-dimming wilderness;
Though layers of snow blur do quickly blind,
Easy is the damage to find;
Though whitened is many a brush,
The lone raven bids farewell to hope of springtime lush,
And he takes to the skies
New land he must find. . .

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  1. Date: 1/27/2013 11:58:00 AM
    nicely worded Laura ;}

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 1:59:00 AM
    Kind of Gothic...LOVE IT!

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 7:22:00 PM
    them Yankee birds have squeaky words, our Joh the crow goes AAAAArk, when they motor is in park, theys in the feathers dark, a cunning old black bird... way south in Aus...of cos... case ya havent heard... re:"Black Farewell" Laura Breidenthal Don Johnson

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    Date: 11/5/2012 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hahahha Yes, Australia bound for sure, Don! I love this funny and clever verse! ~Laura
  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:24:00 AM
    Magic in so many layers

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:23:00 PM
    Beautiful wording... :o)

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 1:18:00 PM
    Very clever interlocking symbols in this write Laura - few people respect the power and grace of Winter, in this poem you demonstrate to a profound understanding of that magnificent season that most simpltons curse, and they oft say they love walks in the snowfall, but only for a quick, cheap moment - J.A.B. %