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While reading Edna St. Vincent Millay, a memory from childhood was sparked..Sara
The newly cut green oak sputtered and smoked Until mother took paper torn crumpled Added a few pine cones, kerosene, poked The kinderling_off took the flame_bedazzled Warmth spread in icy room but not far Cold, icy wind entered through weatherboard's Cracks, windows that rattled, spaces in floor. At night, wind had played many seventh chords Her strength to face and handle the day well In spite of surroundings, circumstances Deep within was spring that did compel Her like the energizer bunny bounces Lighting the morn's fire a lesson in strength Endurance in circumstances wavelength

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Date: 3/5/2012 9:19:00 AM
always such unique imagery sara, enjoyed much this morning, Cindy
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Date: 3/5/2012 7:17:00 AM
This piece reminds me of the many sacrifices of motherhood. Somehow they make life bearable for all. Thanks for reading my poem Sara. Love~ESSON
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Date: 3/4/2012 9:24:00 PM
enjoyed reading today....
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Date: 3/4/2012 4:25:00 PM
Used to love the open fire Sara and toying with the idea of putting 1 back in the lounge , next winter fresh toasted crumpets and warm glows , Hugs and best wishes , Declan xxx
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Date: 3/4/2012 4:24:00 PM
Very Very nice sonnet! [The ability to post a picture was always there it was jut that like with so many of the things on that post a poem page most of us don't know how to use it, the directions are in my blog Sara if you want to post a pic] Light & Love
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