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Winter Tears

Dark, December days
dim brightest holiday lights
and silence sleigh bells.
She grieves for summer's sunlight
as tears fall like bitter snow.





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  1. Date: 8/19/2014 4:36:00 PM

    Dropping by again to say hello and that I miss your poetry...Hope all is well - Tim
  1. Date: 4/27/2014 5:14:00 PM

    this is a remarkable write. I long for summer when it's winter, but when it's summer, it's vise versa (meaning I would prefer winter)...hahaha... i like the 1st and last 2 lines best!! Have yourself a good week.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 1:59:00 PM

    Wow....Rhonda...whew. Talk about winter blues!! But this gem made it just a little better ;) A beautiful piece Rhonda!
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 7:14:00 AM

    Hey Rhonda just popping by to see how you are and to read this gem, hope all is well...David
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 4:26:00 AM

    Just had to drop by and read this masterpiece again. As I said before, GREAT use of alliteration which flows so naturally and is not forced like some poems I have read...
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:31:00 PM

    Hi Rhonda, I'm back here again... Wishing you and your family, an awesome 2014... Hope you enjoyed the first day with smiles... LINDA
  1. Date: 12/26/2013 5:01:00 AM

    Oh not being around much now a days,, bring it on home to me, knowing i am missing Gems like this Rhonda... this is truly amazing poetry,,,,happy new year to you and your family...
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:14:00 AM

    Rhonda, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 4:45:00 PM

    Rhonda..a wonderful..win..one of my favorites...of the entries...congratulations
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 3:52:00 PM

    rhonda, what I enjoyed most about yours was the use of alliteration in the words used. Congrats for your win, and I enjoyed your words with this visual tanka.
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:31:00 AM

    See I was right when I commented on this before. It is a winner. Congratulations.
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 7:20:00 AM

    Very deep displays both pain and beauty, how are you my dear? Hope the children are well, sending you a special hug for the season, be well, xxx oh, congrats on your win xx
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 5:03:00 PM

    Rhonda, You wrote forever in five lines. masterful message! chuck
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:24:00 AM

    Such a succinct yet very moving tank, Rhonda! So nice to hear from you and what a lovely pic of you and your baby! Beautiful but sad, that last line ended it so well... Thanks for the heads up on pd's collab.. I will read soon, my time is ltd right now. Pls continue praying for my countrymen. Thank you and God bless!
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 1:45:00 PM

    A solemn poem penned in a poetic sombre creative great style, warmest wishes.
  1. Date: 12/7/2013 3:17:00 AM

    Well- sustained, deep images. Thank you for dropping by, R!
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 5:12:00 AM

    I assume this is for Andrea's contest? If not, it SHOULD be! Great use of alliteration and the last line is true knock-out...'bitter snow'...Wow...Merry Christmas my friend - Tim
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 5:50:00 PM

    I think some people do suffer from depression in the wintertime. Personally, I love the beauty of the snow, and the quiet solitude that it brings. This poem was beautifully expressed, Rhonda! I really enjoyed the read!...Thank you so much for the wonderful congrats on my poem. And, I really do appreciate the fave! :)
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 11:10:00 AM

    Lovely poem...Love that ending line. Flows smoothly right to the finish. Thanks for your visit to my work, and the kind comment you left behind. I'm touched.
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 9:14:00 PM

    This speaks of depression...oh those December days....I really enjoyed your poem. BG
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 5:07:00 PM

    this is a gorgeous tanka...it speaks volumes! Well done Rhonda :)
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 11:14:00 AM

    This is utterly beautiful my friend, xxx like a hush of grief falling o sullen snow
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 7:20:00 AM

    Stunning write! I think you just won the contest! Your images are sad, yet with a haunting beauty.
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:46:00 PM

    Nice write on winter eith lovley alliteration, Rhonda
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 10:42:00 PM

    Wow, this is an excellent Tanka, is this for a contest Rhonda? This would be a wonderful entry into one, it's such a grandiose poem! I really enjoyed reading this masterful piece this evening my friend! What a fabulous piece, Great Work!!
  1. Date: 11/30/2013 9:43:00 PM

    Ah such a sad poem..this makes me think of my friend who just lost her husband at this time of year.. well written..luv,Deb.

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