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Portrait of Nature

Each element of who she is, is scattered on the grass, 
with the scent of earth, the drop of rain, 
where dew reflects a sky of blue.
Her senses are illuminated to harmonize within,
with a howling wolf, a roaring bear, the song of evening wind

She walks within a dreamlike world,  which cannot be defined.
This puzzle we have come to know has no border, nor an end.
When life begins, a tiny seed, is strewn, tossed from the vine,
and picks up speed on feathered wing and touches the divine.

She is daughter of the autumn, and mother of the spring.
Her euphonious legend, an extraordinary thing.
It passes through the blossomed branch of all the sprouted trees.
She is young at heart, and old with drought,
she is strong, and bold, without a doubt, is stalwart through the night.
Standing proud against the darkness, and the sins of those who mar,
her spirit is unbroken, by the scars of bitter blight.

She honors creatures with respect, where unison is found,
with all things wild,  whether large or small, ...for every life is gold.
Her songs are as a journey, and frolic in the breeze.
There is prowess and a valor in her lavished synchronies.
Her flute will share her story, in the sound of lonely larks,
of loss, rebirth, of drifting sands, and sweet hours after dark

For yesterday creates today, with a promise for tomorrow.
When songs are played, it can bring us hope, in the laughter of the birds.
Each whisper of a clearer sky, will gently cleanse the smoke,
and buffalo will graze again, the tall green grass will wave again.
The golden sun will rise again, to warm her every word

10/22/14  Inspired by Contest sponsored By Debbie Guzzi
Resubmitted for Skat's Contest "Premiere Number 7"

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 8/12/2016 12:53:00 PM
So beautiful and elegantly written, Carrie! Congrats on your win! Blessings!
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Date: 8/9/2016 5:09:00 PM
The perfect personification of Nature. What a wonderful poem and a super win. Hugs! SuZ 7 and a Fav
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Date: 8/7/2016 9:03:00 AM
Natures beauty personified, congratulations Carrie on such a beautiful win...
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Date: 8/6/2016 9:52:00 AM
This is very beautiful!All the top three poems in this contest are gems.
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Date: 8/6/2016 12:40:00 AM
Hi Carrie "WOW!" :) :) Congrats on your awesome win. Stop by my latest blog "Little Me - Guess Who" and celebrate your win. Forever and Ever **SKAT**
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Date: 11/9/2014 5:53:00 AM
congrats, no wonder this was placed 1st Carrie it is indeed a picture of beauty painted by your clever pen hugs
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Date: 11/8/2014 3:51:00 PM
Her's my gal right where she usually is numero uno! (sneak in a few more periods honeybun- end of verse 1,4,5) ;) Thanks for always giving me such great entries. Light & Love
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Date: 11/8/2014 3:35:00 PM
Carrie, you and your poem just look so incredibly comfortable in the top spot.. Many congrats on your win in Debbie's contest!
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Date: 11/8/2014 7:58:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful and amazing, Carrie. Sincere congratulations on your much deserved First Place win. Sandra
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Date: 11/7/2014 8:35:00 PM
Hello Carrie and many congratulations on your win! your poem is truly remarkable and made a fascinating read!!
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Date: 11/7/2014 7:00:00 PM
Congrats, Carrie, on your first place win! This is beautiful in every way. A FAV for and blessings, Rhonda
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Date: 11/7/2014 4:07:00 PM
This is stunning, encapsulating all that mother nature nurtures..Congrats on such an excellent write Carrie
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Date: 11/7/2014 11:25:00 AM
This is so beautiful Carrie. You show us over and over what a brilliant poet you are. Congratulations on your first place top win.
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Date: 11/7/2014 7:13:00 AM
Great write and win..Congrats
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Date: 11/7/2014 12:32:00 AM
I can see why you you won top honors with this fantastic poem, Carrie. FAVing it. Congratulations on you win - you do set the bar high here on PS with your poetry (and that is how it should be). Love, Su
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Date: 11/6/2014 6:18:00 PM
wow!! Carrie.. :) Love every line of this.. :) beautiful.. glorious write.. :D CONGRATULATIONS TO US!!! :D fave this!
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Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
Date: 11/6/2014 6:22:00 PM
Shall fave you too..:D!
Date: 11/6/2014 6:09:00 PM
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Date: 11/6/2014 6:05:00 PM
What a brilliant poet you are Carrie. You are the perfect blend of style and content. Too often the words are beautiful but the story dull. You do it all. I am going to fav this poem.
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Date: 11/6/2014 3:21:00 PM
Dear Carrie, I've said it before and I'll say it again. No one can match your free verse style! The imagery and tribute to nature are amazing in your poem. "She is daughter of the autumn, and mother of the spring." What an incredible line! Every word, every verse is so meaningful and well deserving of a first-place win. Congratulations! Love, carolyn
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Date: 11/6/2014 12:38:00 PM
absolutely stunning! many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 11/5/2014 11:20:00 AM
Carrie my dear I want some periods please and only capitalize for the beginning of a sentence & proper nouns Okie-dookie? I am judging now so please do asap. Love Ya
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Carrie Richards
Date: 11/5/2014 3:05:00 PM
Okie-dookie.....Deb.....I've gone back to punctuation class !! (My son was an English Lit major.....he would have admonished me !!)
Date: 10/22/2014 5:44:00 PM
As someone who writes about nature a lot I had to read this poem.I'm happy I did and thank you for posting it.You said a lot and gave nature its due with your poetry.
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