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Leaf Covered Lanes

Walking alone down the leaf covered lanes, the ground is still damp from Yesterday's rain. A cathedral of trees tower overhead, with colors of Fall that haven't yet shed. Now in this moment when Winter arrives, the cold wind blows and the chill is alive. The very first snowflake floats from the sky, falls on my face like a tear from my eye. Winter's lace begins to blanket green pines, every neighbors' yard and rooftop it finds. The smoke starts to drift from the chimney stacks, while snow covers any trace of my tracks. Resting near a warm fire I'll remain, dreaming of my day on leaf covered lanes. 12/2/18

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Date: 3/31/2019 8:46:00 PM
Nicely done, Wren, congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Wren Rushing
Date: 4/2/2019 7:46:00 PM
Thank you Eve have a wonderful evening!
Date: 3/31/2019 10:47:00 AM
Beautiful sonnet. Congrats!
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Wren Rushing
Date: 4/2/2019 7:45:00 PM
Thank you Juliet!
Date: 3/30/2019 7:34:00 PM
This is a fave for me! So glad to see this poem on the winners’ list!
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/30/2019 7:56:00 PM
Thank you P.S.! God bless you!
Date: 3/30/2019 5:53:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Wren! Janice
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/30/2019 7:54:00 PM
Thank you Janice for your kind words. Have a wonderful weekend!
Date: 3/30/2019 2:57:00 PM
Wren, I can smell the damp leaves, I can feel the chill of the cold wind, and finally the warmth of the fire. You leave me with a nostalgic peace. A Fav for me for sure! Congratulations on your win on Mile 27 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon Contest. Your support of my contest has contributed to its success, and for that I am very grateful. ~Mark
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Wren Rushing
Date: 3/30/2019 7:53:00 PM
Thank you Mark for sponsoring the Marathon it has been fun and an honor to have competed with so many talented poets!
Date: 1/8/2019 9:32:00 AM
This is a beautiful sonnet! I enjoyed this and I see it won a contest too. Congratulations :)
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/8/2019 6:01:00 PM
Thank you Heidi, have a wonderful evening!
Date: 12/24/2018 9:06:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest with your beautiful sonnet, Wren! Hugs, Carolyn
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Wren Rushing
Date: 12/24/2018 9:45:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn for your kind words! Have a wonderful holiday season!
Date: 12/11/2018 4:11:00 AM
Wren, thanks for allowing us to take this walk with you and experience that first touch of winter. Your descriptions of "winter's lace" and smoke emanating from chimneys is a vivid description and I like the way you pause to look back, finding your tracks covered by snow. So timely now for what has been dealt by Winter Storm Diego. This is a lovely sonnet that transcends us from fall to winter. Hugs, carolyn
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 12/24/2018 9:06:00 PM
I don't see much snow in Florida either, Wren, but I remember growing up in New Jersey.
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Wren Rushing
Date: 12/11/2018 9:38:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn for your lovely comments. Unfortunately living in South Louisiana we don't see much snow mostly the leaves, but I can imagine a white Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday season my friend.
Date: 12/9/2018 11:28:00 PM
Wonderful well written sonnet, Wren, great flow and imagery..
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Wren Rushing
Date: 12/10/2018 4:11:00 AM
Thank you Eve have a blessed day.
Date: 12/6/2018 8:39:00 PM
A truly wonderful sonnet my dear friend! Sure brought back some sweet memories for me! A fav..
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Wren Rushing
Date: 12/6/2018 9:13:00 PM
Thank you Robert and you have a wonderful evening.
Date: 12/4/2018 10:19:00 PM
beautiful clear imagery. the cathedral of leaves, the first snow flake, the fire... I am loving these sonnets from you :)
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Wren Rushing
Date: 12/6/2018 9:12:00 PM
Thank you p.s. for your kind words!
Date: 12/3/2018 10:04:00 PM
A wonderful Sonnet, Wren. I love these lines: "Winter's lace begins to blanket green pines, every neighbors' yard and rooftop it finds."
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Wren Rushing
Date: 12/4/2018 4:14:00 AM
Thank you M.L. Have a blessed day my friend!
Date: 12/2/2018 4:02:00 AM
You're not going out to those leaf covered lanes anymore...by the fire you'll stay warm...reminiscing...Nice write...All the best Wren
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Wren Rushing
Date: 12/2/2018 8:47:00 AM
Thank you Arturo, stay warm my friend.