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Jack frost had paid a call, The morn was all a-glitter. Icicles dangled from frozen gutters, The day was cold and bitter. Greetings of "good morning " Came from here and there As the hardy left their houses, To face the freezing air. I heard familiar sounds Echoing around our street, Neighbours scraping windscreens And stamping frozen feet. Clouds of exhaled breath Rose up to the sky, As if ghostly, silent steam trains Were slowly drifting by. The sound of engines running, As people warmed their cars. It was the communal defrost, Beneath early morning stars.

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Date: 11/15/2017 4:34:00 AM
Nicely described, Gary. We have not got that far into winter yet. // Barry
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Date: 11/15/2017 5:00:00 AM
Thank you Barry :)
Date: 11/14/2017 11:03:00 PM
this is SO COOL (and frosty!!) I love that idea of the communal defrost!
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Date: 11/15/2017 3:50:00 AM
Thank you Andrea :)
Date: 11/14/2017 9:10:00 AM
Fabulous pen! You've captured that chill perfectly :) My best to you in the contest! xomo
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Date: 11/14/2017 9:24:00 AM
Thank you Maureen :)
Date: 11/14/2017 7:11:00 AM
I love this and hope you win! A great write for this season!!
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Date: 11/14/2017 7:12:00 AM
Thank you Kim :)
Date: 11/14/2017 6:44:00 AM
A unique theme--enjoyed reading this poem--best for a win, Gary!
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Date: 11/14/2017 6:47:00 AM
Thank you Vijay :)
Date: 11/14/2017 6:38:00 AM
Well written Gary. It puts the reader right there. 4th stanza is great too :)
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Date: 11/14/2017 6:40:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, we have had our first hard frosts this week :)