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Last Days of Winter

Our three-fold cord was braided for strength 
but it's unraveled and has come unbound 

We are two idle hands of a timeless clock 
that for too long have been left unwound
 
A pair of mute swans, swimming in circles
lost in confusion, neither uttering a sound

In the last days of winter the sky is gloomy
If the sun breaks through love may be found

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 11/16/2017 5:37:00 PM
This is a really good poem very well written my friend
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Date: 11/16/2017 11:08:00 AM
Your lovely painting enhances your clever creative poem Lin. Very lovely! : )
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Date: 11/16/2017 5:36:00 PM
I appreciate your generous compliments. Thanks so much, Connie.
Date: 11/16/2017 7:21:00 AM
Lin, I enjoyed very much. I especially like the idea of a timeless clock that is left unwound. And you painting is very nice as well. Nicely done on both counts. John
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Date: 11/16/2017 7:57:00 AM
I thank you for both complimentary remarks, John. It's very encouraging.
Date: 11/16/2017 1:29:00 AM
Beautifully written, Lin. I love reading this kind of deep poetry. Love the final couplet in particular. T.J
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Date: 11/16/2017 7:56:00 AM
T.J. So nice to see you! Thanks ever so much for the kind compliments.
Date: 11/15/2017 9:27:00 PM
A write full of melancholy, but with a glimmer of hope, that's what we need these days, loved the painting also!
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Date: 11/16/2017 7:52:00 AM
It wasn't headed in a melancholy direction, but that's where it ended up. Thanks for liking both, the poem and painting, J.D.
Date: 11/15/2017 5:19:00 PM
Beautiful, I really liked those last 2 lines!
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Lin Lane
Date: 11/15/2017 6:24:00 PM
Thanks ever so kindly.
Date: 11/15/2017 5:11:00 PM
very good visuals, uniquely said and well read. :)
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Date: 11/15/2017 6:24:00 PM
Thanks, Cas. Nice to see you.
Date: 11/15/2017 3:40:00 PM
Rich and somehow tender while bleak, beautiful, and the painting too :) xomo
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Date: 11/15/2017 6:24:00 PM
Thank you for the kind compliment on the painting and your remarks on the write, Mo.
Date: 11/15/2017 2:58:00 PM
- A beautiful thought in a lovely poem, Lin - People have a lot to learn from the swans ... they are faithful in love :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Lin Lane
Date: 11/15/2017 6:23:00 PM
Thank you, Anne, Lise, for liking the poem as well as my painting. I visited your blog, loved your scrap booking pictures, and commented on their beauty.
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Date: 11/15/2017 3:01:00 PM
- A beautiful painting, so skilled you are Lin :) - My hobby, you can find on my blog :)
Date: 11/15/2017 12:56:00 PM
Such a melancholy poem Lin and i keep seeing the image of your delightful swan painting which depicted love so I found the third stanza very poignant.:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/15/2017 1:01:00 PM
Oh, I forgot about my painting. I'll see if I can post it. Thanks for the reminder and the comments. Hugs.
Date: 11/15/2017 12:46:00 PM
We can only hope it will Lin
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Date: 11/15/2017 1:00:00 PM
We have to have to hold on to hope, Tim.