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Cymbals of Winter

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dry white snow rasps the asphalt
attempting to reclaim the purity
of a metropolitan morning

coating the concrete pillars
brushing with tender touches
the grates and allies

dusting the bottom lands
of bordering belted swamps
with leggy aplomb

the icy shavings take flight
on the whoosh of winter
in hushed whispers they move on

First Published by The Tishman Review January 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 11/5/2015 8:17:00 PM
Great imagery, Debbie. Love your take on winter.
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Date: 11/5/2015 12:17:00 PM
Hi herald winter in with lovely snow imagery. Love the 'whoosh of winter', and the final line. ~ I'm enjoying "The Hurricane"...:) ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 11/5/2015 9:23:00 AM
Wow, thanks Debbie! Check out my latest poems when you have a chance.
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Date: 11/5/2015 7:28:00 AM
I am enjoying your book Debbie. For you soupers out there, you should order your copy, it's called "The Hurricane"!
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Date: 11/5/2015 8:39:00 AM
the sharing in Richard's book the Dummy is beyond generous- it is life affirming! check it out!
Date: 11/3/2015 5:35:00 PM
The hushed silence of winter can be a beautiful thing, almost refreshing with the change of scenery... This poem is wonderful, Debbie. I really enjoyed it :)
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Date: 11/3/2015 6:45:00 AM
Debbie Congratulations!!descriptive and i commend some of the lines!!~Olive Eloisa =`)
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:35:00 PM
Great, meaningful poem. Seattle mountains were so full of snow especially Mount Rainer and Baker and Olympic Mountains. Jim Horn
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Date: 11/1/2015 4:53:00 AM
Hi Debbie , I'm not a fan of snow to drive in ,but love to see a winter scene from inside. You make it sound so much better in this wonderful poem. Anne
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Date: 10/31/2015 9:03:00 AM
You should come to Canada where it's warm. No snow here in Kelowna! Congratulations on being published.
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