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The Snowflake

Young love is pure - like snow when fallen new -
and always I’ll recall one wondrous day!
Through dawn, soft powder fell; clouds lingered grey
until mid-morning. Splendid sun shone through
the gloom, and sky turned periwinkle blue!
Excited, we ran laughing, out to play
in snow, which all around us brightly lay.
But never did I guess what would ensue. . .

You chased me, until breathless, we both dropped
onto a blanket of sheer white, and then
a snowflake touched my mouth. Your fingertips
began to trace its shape, until you stopped. . .
Your gaze became intense, and that is when
you bent to kiss the snowflake from my lips.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 4/13/2018 8:59:00 PM
O lovely, I particularly love your last line. Beautiful, Andrea.
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Date: 11/23/2016 1:48:00 AM
A very lovely and romantic poem, Andrea. Top notch poetry. Elegantly written love story. I prefer the cde/cde rhyme scheme of an Italian sonnet, because it lends more complexity to the intellectual matrix of a poem. Anywho ... that's just me. I love your poem though. Much love and more love to you and yours. RW
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Date: 9/5/2015 8:56:00 PM
Andrea.. Your winning write is beautifully romantic, congrats!
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Date: 8/25/2015 10:38:00 PM
Andrea, this is so beautiful and romantic! Congratulations on your win:-)Alexis
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Date: 8/25/2015 7:18:00 PM
Congrats Andrea!
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Date: 8/25/2015 6:20:00 PM
What a lovely poem. Wonderful
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Date: 8/25/2015 11:32:00 AM
To me, the rhyme scheme in an Italian Sonnet is by far the most difficult yet you seem to do it with ease...Would love to know how you 'set up' this type of rhyming or if you are so familiar with it that you know it by heart? The last line was PERFECT and the whole sonnet describes young, innocent love to a TEE...Congratulations my friend! - Tim
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Date: 8/25/2015 2:45:00 AM
Wonderful imagery and write dear Andrea! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 8/24/2015 10:55:00 PM
Andrea. Congratulations on your sweet Romantic WIN... SKAT
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Date: 3/23/2013 9:21:00 AM
beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!
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Date: 11/17/2011 6:15:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Moses' "Give Me Your Best Shot" contest Andrea. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/15/2011 11:36:00 AM
Congratulations on your third place win with this amazing write! Lori
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Date: 11/14/2011 6:22:00 AM
Congratulations on the win in the contest of John Freeman, Andrea
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Date: 11/14/2011 2:13:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on your win.It's a great honour to share the 3rd place with you.
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Date: 11/14/2011 1:07:00 AM
whoot, andie... breathtaking!.. a write that enchants .. super congrats on your big, sweet win.. :) huggs!
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Date: 11/13/2011 10:31:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. - JH
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Date: 11/13/2011 7:46:00 PM
Oh I like this. So young and carefree . Love, Joyce
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Date: 11/13/2011 5:44:00 PM
congrats on your win in the contest. How you been? cory
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Date: 11/13/2011 5:39:00 PM
Bretty good best shot, Andrea, your imagery of yong love and new fallen snow. Congratulations on a worthy third. Agape, Moses
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Date: 12/16/2010 5:01:00 PM
Absolute perfection so glad you included it in my card. I'm it & 7 ing it! You really out did yourself! Light & Love
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Date: 12/11/2010 7:24:00 AM
just dropping by here to say a sneaky quick hi :) how have you been lately? :D hugs to you! :)
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Date: 11/2/2010 6:06:00 AM
See I was right - well done !
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Date: 10/30/2010 9:47:00 AM
Congratulations on your third place win with this wonderful write, I truly enjoyed the read. Caryl
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Date: 10/28/2010 11:43:00 PM
Heartfelt congratulations on your 3rd place, Andrea. It's such a lovely Italian Sonnet written with passion and romantic persuasion. This is another achievement added to your glories. I have appreciated your kind comments on my poetry. Have a great day and smile! Love and hugs, Andrew.
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Date: 10/28/2010 12:54:00 PM
what a truly romantic poem, congrats on your win in the contest with this lovely piece Andrea
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