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Ode to Winter

Light splashes in the eyes and vibrate My heart to a rich ecstatic state Joy is the only bird in the leaden sky Calling the winds to choir on high And I in the crystal world spin and spin Till shards of snow caress the face Like a pillow from scraps of watery tin And all green and all colors erased. Cast back the old belief of isolation Of wintry purgatory and grief, jubilation Is a white sheet of innocence here The sinner like a diamond in the air Frost symbol of death, and Lewis hopelessness Shall not sing my song without regret I take a different motif for my symbolic crest The beginning of the pain I now forget. Let Persephone sleep, my Yalda is here The white breast of her flesh my pear And I a child in a new womb of innocence Drink of pure light and devote my sense To leaps of faith from promise to spring The eternal moment when season shall keep Ivory joys before the bright immortal king Just like a seed of winter vacating sleep.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 1/31/2010 11:25:00 PM
I'm enjoying reading your poetry. Grats on your win. David
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Date: 1/14/2010 1:03:00 PM
Congratulations on your third place win in Laura McKenzie's, "Winter Adornment" contest. I love how you decided to write your poem. I think I can see it as how snow falls, never in a straight line.
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Date: 1/14/2010 6:12:00 AM
Congratulations L'nass, on your success in Laura McKenzie’s “Winter’s Adornment ” contest with your most intriguing poem. It's easy to see why you are in the winner's circle. Your poetic skills excel. Lovingly, Dane Ann
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Date: 1/14/2010 12:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your win L'nass. Your poem is very beautiful and so deserving! Mahalo, Connie
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Date: 1/12/2010 7:09:00 PM
This is true poetry in every sense. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/12/2010 6:35:00 AM
Congratulations on third place L'nass, well deserved for such an excellent write.
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Date: 1/11/2010 10:28:00 AM
L'nass, many congratulations on your third place in Laura's fine contest >> James
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Date: 1/11/2010 8:26:00 AM
Congrats on your success in Laura's recent contest L'nass.Rgds Brian
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Date: 1/11/2010 5:27:00 AM
Congratulations on your amazing poem placing in Laura's contest L'nass. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/10/2010 11:49:00 PM
oh, I somehow missed this one going thru the list of winners. Wow, this is really really good. You sure deserved placing high! andrea
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Date: 1/10/2010 9:38:00 PM
GORGEOUS! CONGRATULATIONS! dear L'nass on your win. I agree with Carrie, ' your poetry is mesmerizing - simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent once again. Love, Lainie
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Date: 1/10/2010 8:00:00 PM
Congratulations on your win L'nass! Blessings, Connie
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Date: 1/10/2010 5:40:00 PM
very greek mythology.. I am at present researching this very area.. a lovely entry and third place win... enjoy your glory..
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Date: 1/10/2010 5:27:00 PM
congrats!!
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Date: 1/10/2010 4:47:00 PM
No one can speak with the same kind of mesmerizing and unique style as your poetry speaks. Lovely entry, L'nass! Congratulations on this win! ~ love, Carrie
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Date: 1/10/2010 4:11:00 PM
Congrats on your Win L'nass! kudos-Robert
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Date: 12/30/2009 12:22:00 AM
Excellent inner poem in that superb first stanza L'nass.Thank you for your welcome and valued comments and critiques today .Rgds Brian
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Date: 12/30/2009 12:22:00 AM
Definetly ne for my favourites L'nass.Rgds Brian
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Date: 12/29/2009 11:32:00 AM
Incrediblly beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Love, Lainie
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Date: 12/29/2009 11:18:00 AM
Beautiful, eloquent and moving! Goes to my favs. Perhaps you will submit this as an entry in Laura McKenzie's "Winter Adornment" Contest? Awesome, L'nass! Peace and love, Audrey Happy New Year!
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