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Blackberry Winter

Reluctant tranquility fills the air Dismissing expectations with her smile With frozen wishes melting everywhere She paints the earth in her artistic style Dreams, dripping slowly from shivering trees Transparent presents, covering the ground Leftover kisses now lost to the breeze Green taking over where white was once found But tranquility's brush runs out of paint As her masterpiece starts fading away Blackberry winter will cause her to faint While leaving her empty, filled with dismay Tranquility's brush was made to admire She'll paint again when blooms kiss the brier Note:In South & Midland North America, Blackberry Winter is referred to as a period of cold weather as low as -6 °C (20 °F) in late spring when the blackberries are in bloom. This is generally in the month of May and is known to last approximately up to 14 days.

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Date: 5/22/2012 5:28:00 AM
Very interesting, Larry. Enjoyed. Beautiful piece, my friend. Keep well. Ralph
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Date: 5/21/2012 1:28:00 PM
It was a pleasure to read your poetry this Monday afternoon Larry. I wish you much inspiration that you may continue with your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Have a wonderful fun loving week and keep the old pen flowing. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/21/2012 10:09:00 AM
very nice use of rhyme and some lovely imagery here! thanks for the explanation of blackberry winter - i never heard of it but the poem is even better knowing about it.
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Date: 5/21/2012 7:29:00 AM
Larry ha our blackberries are not ready till late summer..David
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Date: 5/21/2012 4:58:00 AM
Nice piece
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