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Summer Comes With Snow

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Summer Comes With Snow

Affection's eyes beseech one glimpse of thee,
To dream upon at midnight's slumbering
Forbid, O' God, as woeful absence grows
Whereon thy summer's sleep comes plagued of snow 

Doth thou hear thy name in restless night?
Alas, please heed the song, devotion's call
While kindled passion glows within mine heart
In days disguise, the like to be so frail
Thus moon hath wooed a starlit evening sky
And I, with gladsome heart, wilt' fold my eyes

If all of heaven knows, explain, pray tell
How thee knows not, of what mine heart holds dear
Within thy eyes, thou see'st not, of me
Yet thee, upon first glance, mine own eyes rest
Wilt find, my heart, transfixed by cupid's spell

Not one lone star compares, without disgrace
Each thistle, dulled, without a sharpened blade
Where light has dimmed, lack luster in the sky
The taint' I feel, from now upon your face
Whence nary grace that cupid aims at me 


To see thee fair, with love's acquainted eyes
And whence, this night a sun would choose to rise
Tho' wrath of winter beats against our door
I must beware that summer comes with snow
For burns your eye, a deeper fire's glow
Only beings half earth would dare to tame
With ax and saw, wild apple trees to burn
Nor spurn them not, but turn them into flame
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For Lisa's Contest: "Bringin' Out the Thees and Thous"

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  1. Date: 2/22/2013 9:19:00 PM
    I like it even better now! You really deserved that win. Almost like a living voice from ages gone by. I'm adding this one to my favourites.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:48:00 PM
    You seemeth smartest of them all / Thy are all the praises / You won them all!!

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:30:00 PM
    I dont even know what to say about this awesome poem..you are so gifted...congrats. BG

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:03:00 PM
    Right where you should be ;) great writing! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Congrats on your big win. Well deserved. Connie

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 3:28:00 AM
    'Tho wrath of winter beats against our door'...wow Carrie... I can see this recited in a Shakespeare style play and I do not exaggerate!..Congrats my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:03:00 PM
    great write and win...congrats

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:35:00 PM
    Congratulations Carrie, well done....Seren

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on your big win Carrie, you did an amazing job with this, you bring us right into the era, well done my friend, and thank you for your kind visit, xxx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Congratulations with your THEES and Thous, :-) Carrie, have yourself a nice one...PD

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Thou art master of both word and verse.. All thy message comes out unto me rolled up within my single slipping tear. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 11:51:00 AM
    Wow !! Beautifully written !! Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Dearest Carrie, is there anything you can't do with a pen!! Awesome

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:36:00 AM
    This one is utterly fantastic! These thees and thous really spark the imagination. A possible help for you would be to adopt these versions of the words: "Dost thou hear thy name in song...". I think it is more accurate to the historical language.

    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards
    Date: 2/14/2013 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, yes........I agree, that is more like it! Thanks Isaiah!