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Pushing the Envelope

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Pushing the Envelope

With the unlikely proposition that winter would end
	green tips took

form

             beneath the softening crust of snow around the

mail
	box, a

collage congealed by road salt and sand
               buried the early dream of spring in 

a
	granular mass 

My slippered feet sank muddying the soft 
           sheepskin leather. Joggers pushing the envelope
	as well

people the curb

cutting to the heart of the matter
	springing forward with a rabid desire to bloom.




*I printed out Charlotte's contest direction and cut out the first word
in each of these lines. 


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  1. Date: 3/30/2014 6:25:00 AM
    I saw the poem title and related to the - now very topical (annual) tax-form-party(?) over here with people "marching" with their blue envelopes being able at last to push their envelope..... but focusing on the beginning of spring is a much better idea.. Glad I read your poem which guided me to a much nicer exit... and noticing a poem written with superb craftsmanship Dutch greetings Elly

  1. Date: 3/29/2014 10:29:00 PM
    I love how you did this....makes a lot more sense than mine I think..:-)

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 3:04:00 AM
    Very original Debbie,thank you for your welcome comments on my Vivaldi Phrasis.Have a good weekend.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 9:47:00 PM
    Oh, so you are allowed to do it this way?(Of course you are 'allowed' .... I mean, for Charlotte's contest, specifically). Either way, you are doing a good job, pushing the envelope with this piece.

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 10:49:00 PM
    This sounded like too much hard work for me but you have done it beautifully. I see a winner here. Thanks for your comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 10:12:00 PM
    Deb, Your style here has me thinking and thinking is good.. Mind if I give it a try soon?

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 9:28:00 PM
    A unique approach to writing. Impressive.

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 7:41:00 PM
    Enjoyed the form Debbie, it's nice to get out of our comfort zone and you do it real well, luv xxx

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 6:44:00 PM
    How fascinating!!! A rabid desire to bloom is what I loved most about this, Debbie....