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April

Under ice-coated sky, bare trees brave
Cutting cold, to drink silver sunlight
For chance of tender spring leaves to save
Hope-April's birthright

5/26/19

originally in 'I Love Nature' on this website

Submitted to 'Arbitrium Divisa' contest
Sponsor: Gregory R Barden

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Date: 6/13/2019 5:48:00 PM
this one is SO pretty and one of my favorites. Congrats in the contest.
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Date: 6/13/2019 4:51:00 PM
Oh lovely - you had me rooting for those plucky little trees (and I didn’t even intend that as a pun!!) in such a heartfelt way. Truly, for the duration of reading that, they were my lost children. Fab.
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Date: 6/13/2019 1:40:00 PM
The top #2 position in Gregory Barden's contest is a true honor, a tribute to the quality of your poem/poetry, Michelle. Gregory's standards are absolutely the highest, and you've met them. You can really be proud of yourself. I know that I'm proud of and happy for you. Warmest wishes, Gershon
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Date: 6/13/2019 9:09:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Michelle.
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Date: 6/7/2019 1:43:00 AM
I liked the alliterations in this one, Michelle. Well penned!
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Date: 6/6/2019 9:21:00 PM
A nice cutaway from your poem. I have a hard time finding any of these :) GL in contest!
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Date: 5/30/2019 10:39:00 PM
Hello Michelle … it's past April, but your verse described the past few days down here - thank you Michelle - Lindsay
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/31/2019 4:32:00 PM
That's right, I guess it's going into winter in your part of the world!
Date: 5/30/2019 3:46:00 PM
It is indeed, "April's birthright"! Beautifully done.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/31/2019 4:32:00 PM
Thanks again!
Date: 5/26/2019 8:45:00 PM
Nice imagery, Michelle!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/28/2019 9:20:00 PM
Thanks, Kim!
Date: 5/26/2019 7:20:00 PM
April doesn't help old men; they need to wait for the Resurrection to rise again!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/28/2019 9:19:00 PM
I guess you would know :)
Date: 5/26/2019 7:17:00 PM
Haven't looked at the contest, but I imagine (arbitirium) it must be about trees,...and you have penned a poetic tribute to the role trees play in maintaining Spring's Hope. Lovely! G.L. in the contest, Michelle. Best wishes, Gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/28/2019 9:19:00 PM
Not specifically about trees, but always happy for your visits-