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Bleak in Winter's Cold

Except for the snow, it’s a monochromatic scene The pond is frozen to a reflecting mirror finish, In the fields there is not a speck of green to behold Overall, the countryside is bleak in winter’s cold, With clumps of sage punctuating the near pasture The trees have given up their leaves in past autumn, While a trickle of smoke is creeping up to a hazy sky Onto the briery bushes an inch of snow has settled. I can imagine the family gathered around a fireplace The only vestige of warmth in the entire painting. Livestock are locked securely inside a barn on the hill All is serene in this landscape, though it elicits a chill.
written January 17, 2022

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Date: 1/18/2022 2:13:00 AM
You've discribed that picture so well Milton, a perfect winter scene. Out of curiosity what's the name of the picture. Tom
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Date: 1/18/2022 8:06:00 AM
Actually, Tom, it was a picture that popped up on my screen saver yesterday. Unfortunately, they don't have titles. I love my screen savers, and they often give me ideas for poems.