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I Hear the Winter

I hear the winter call my name in syllables bereft of breeze, ethereal through silent trees hypnotic in their leafless maim. In sheerest blue of morning freeze the shadows drape from rimy limbs while through my head a matin swims that beckons past the boundaries of culture's polished monotone. I'd ramble the denuded scape past hoary waters' icebound gape, to arcane winds my caution thrown. Across the dawning's lambent sill the winter calls. I hear it still.

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Date: 12/10/2018 12:04:00 AM
- Congratulations on this great winning poem, Dale :) - At the same time I wish you and your family a peaceful and lovely Christmas :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/10/2018 9:04:00 AM
Thanks so much, Anne-Lise. The same to you and yours.
Date: 12/8/2018 10:53:00 PM
Enjoyed reading, Dale, a marvelous write; congratulations on your placement in the contest.. ,
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Date: 12/9/2018 8:29:00 AM
Thank you, Eve.
Date: 12/8/2018 1:25:00 PM
Very classy Dale. Love this enclosed rhyme sonnet. Wonder what would happen if you gave into that call...
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Date: 12/8/2018 2:30:00 PM
Thanks, Nina, but my idea of 'roughing it' is no dishwasher!
Date: 12/8/2018 9:21:00 AM
The meter in this is just fantastic, and a great entry for the contest, especially at this time of the year.. Congratulations on your first place in the contest..
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/8/2018 9:38:00 AM
Thanks very much.
Date: 9/23/2018 11:12:00 PM
Awesome rhythm. Congrats on your well deserved win, Dale.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 9/24/2018 8:09:00 AM
Thanks much, Line.
Date: 9/22/2018 10:51:00 AM
Very nice, Dale. Congratulations on your well deserved win...Charlie
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 9/22/2018 10:58:00 AM
Thanks, Charlie!
Date: 9/21/2018 7:41:00 PM
There is a soft voice to this wonderful poem !! Well done, Dale !
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 9/22/2018 8:34:00 AM
Thanks so much, Carrie.
Date: 5/13/2018 3:40:00 PM
Congrats on your fabulous and well deserved win, Dale.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 5/13/2018 3:59:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. Nice to hear from you.
Date: 5/11/2018 7:40:00 PM
Love it. Especially the first verse. 'Cool Win'
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Date: 5/11/2018 5:28:00 AM
Cant understand why you got 'screwed' in the previous contest - a very worthy winner with Rob:-)Many congrats Dale:-) hugs jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 5/11/2018 7:54:00 AM
Thanks, Jan!
Date: 5/11/2018 5:13:00 AM
Brilliant. And as close to hearing winter call as I want to get. ;) Congrtulations Dale, a truly special piece. xomo
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 5/11/2018 7:54:00 AM
Thanks much, Maureen.
Date: 5/10/2018 10:21:00 PM
Congrats on your gold medal win, Dale. Well done.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 5/11/2018 7:53:00 AM
Thank you, Line.
Date: 5/10/2018 8:58:00 PM
I think this is the first time you entered one of my contests and I like what you started with. Congrats Dale.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 5/11/2018 7:53:00 AM
Thanks so much, Rob.
Date: 3/24/2018 5:58:00 AM
I am glad to have found your wonderful sonnets this morn. This one strikes me as truly brilliant in concept, imagery, flow and execution.. A fav..
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 3/24/2018 8:18:00 AM
Thanks again, Robert!
Date: 12/13/2017 8:50:00 AM
Hello Dale,your poem is beautifully written. I enjoyed this sonnet.Have a nice day my friend.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/13/2017 9:02:00 AM
Thank you, Darlene.
Date: 12/1/2017 2:05:00 PM
I am glad you hear the winter too. This piece has given me smiles and remembering. So well done.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/1/2017 3:02:00 PM
Thanks so much, Patricia!
Date: 11/28/2017 11:16:00 AM
Great imagery, Dale! I feel Wintery!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/28/2017 11:20:00 AM
Thanks, Mike! It's just starting to get cold here after a very warm Thanksgiving. Don't know how long it will last.
Date: 11/27/2017 4:58:00 PM
Dale, in a word.. Gorgeous!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/27/2017 5:22:00 PM
Thanks, Susan, I appreciate that.
Date: 11/27/2017 4:07:00 PM
what a beautiful description of winter Dale, I do love your imagery and it is so refreshing to read your poems have something unique to enthrall me:-) hugs Jan xx
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/27/2017 4:35:00 PM
Hi, Jan!! Thanks so much for reading. I'm glad you liked it!
Date: 11/27/2017 3:31:00 PM
Oh Dale, I think a poem I just wrote the other day ended with the rhyme of will but I used still instead of sill. I wanted to say, this has some really great imagery in it. a very atmospheric write.
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Date: 11/27/2017 4:05:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea, I was hoping to achieve an atmospheric effect. If you saw that then I'm glad. I've been thinking a lot about just such an effect lately. I hope to get better at it. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
Date: 11/27/2017 2:45:00 PM
Hello Dale Gregory I have enjoyed reading your poem. Your words in this poem is beautiful. Winter is not my favourite season. Yet you painted a beautiful picture with your words. Have a nice day my friend.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/27/2017 2:54:00 PM
Thanks so much, Darlene!
Date: 11/27/2017 2:44:00 PM
Very nice poem Dale. It is smooth reading :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/27/2017 2:54:00 PM
Thanks, Heidi, long time no talk to!
Date: 11/27/2017 1:56:00 PM
I like your description of winter. I closed my eyes and listened after I read this. Beautifully written Dale! :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/27/2017 2:33:00 PM
Thank you very much, Julie.
Date: 11/27/2017 1:10:00 PM
The rhythm of winter. I love the last two lines! A lovely aonnet, Dale!
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 11/27/2017 1:29:00 PM
Thanks, Kim!