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Alabaster Night

Untroubled is the quiet night
How peaceful is a world that glimmers white
Frost and moonlight have whipped a silver glaze
And silhouettes of trees are black as ink 
The only sign of life are whiffs of breath

I stand transfixed beneath the sky, 
to rest my mind with reverent eyes
upon the silky wonderland of snow
 
Among these masqueraded hills,
the night's aurora soothes my soul
Winter has dressed our world in alabaster white
Familiar landmarks wear a new disguise

And yet, we'll see the sky remains the same 
where a thousand thorny sparks have kept their flames
burning low to light the dark
They welcome us like longtime friends.
These polished stars against the sky,
are brilliant new, with points honed thistle sharp

How peaceful is a planet that shimmers bright,
that to stand in voiceless wonder and gaze,
If we were to speak, the crystal world could shatter,
too fragile to bear the weight of words

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 12/19/2018 11:36:00 PM
I was recently looking into how words influence thoughts, symbolism, mood, and flow of poems when I stumbled upon this. This is a beautiful poem that I accidentally came upon when looking up similar poems to one of my own: The Mask of Alabaster. I’m amazed at the amount of words we shared on similar topics. Synchronicity! Great work!
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Date: 8/26/2016 8:04:00 AM
A beautiful description. It carries us there under the stars. I love the ending Too fragile to bear the weight of words. Kathy
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Date: 1/4/2016 4:32:00 AM
ooopsss... enjoyable... nice soup....happy new year.
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Date: 5/16/2015 12:04:00 PM
Hi Carrie: A beautiful poetic description of the colored night.
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Date: 5/4/2015 6:39:00 PM
Nicely written. Wonderful imagery.
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Date: 4/30/2015 7:44:00 PM
Carrie, Congratulations on your win. SKAT
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Date: 4/30/2015 10:51:00 AM
Carrie Know only little about poetry Just enough to show The beauty of your poem Has captured my imagination now. Wonderful poem. Congratulations! Ganapathiraman Raghu Raman
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Date: 4/29/2015 7:23:00 AM
Carrie: The imagery in this poem is awesome. As I went from line to line, I marveled at the word pictures you created together with inspiring introspection. It's a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it.
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Date: 4/28/2015 7:11:00 PM
Carrie, this is beautiful.. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 4/28/2015 2:46:00 PM
Carrie, Congratulations on your "Aurora And Avalanche" win.... LINDA
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Date: 4/28/2015 12:25:00 PM
Just beautiful, Carrie. You brought us there...on top of the world to view this awesome, magnificently delicate sight, with such clear and crisp words of imagery. Congratulations! Kim :)
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Date: 4/28/2015 11:26:00 AM
Skilfully crafted with a great imagery of peace unon the sky. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl
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Date: 4/28/2015 10:56:00 AM
Beautiful free verse, with a beautiful word, describing a beautiful poem, Carrie. Hi, hope you are well, Agape, Moses
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Date: 4/27/2015 9:02:00 PM
Wow! I love the part drink upon the sky! Great write Carrie. Congrats on your win. Well deserved!
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Date: 4/27/2015 4:12:00 PM
So beautiful, Carrie. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place win. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/27/2015 2:47:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats again carrie:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/27/2015 2:16:00 PM
Congrats on your win Carrie, a peaceful planet would be welcomed any time or place :)
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Date: 4/27/2015 9:04:00 AM
What a wonderful lulling poem,Carrie, congratulations on your win. Blessings
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Date: 4/27/2015 8:17:00 AM
{points thistle sharp GREAT metaphor!] Congrad's on your win! Light & Love
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Date: 1/19/2015 6:06:00 PM
Carrie, you soared to the top with this special write.. Back to say congrats!
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Date: 1/19/2015 3:06:00 PM
Very beautiful poem Carrie. Congratulations on your first place top win.
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Date: 1/18/2015 4:52:00 PM
You are one of my favourite poets. This is just another one of those writes that solidifies my feelings about your talent. You are a great poet. Congratulations on your well deserved first place win. A Fav for me!
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Date: 1/18/2015 2:15:00 PM
Wow! Carrie, this is truly stunning... Congrats on a much deserved top placement... Faving this one, dear friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 1/18/2015 1:29:00 PM
What skillful art this is with such a beautiful crescendo to the 4th stanza
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Date: 1/18/2015 1:20:00 PM
congratulations Carrie on your win, nicely written
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