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The Winter Storm

It finally came down on that grey sombre day, Like a raging dragon breathing a tsunami of ice and snow, The wind violently thrashing against the torrents of blazing alabaster, In retaliation to the combative clouds, releasing rapturous hails of bleached ammunition The bare trees skeletal frames tortured by frost, Burning deeply into their wounded limbs, Landscapes buried deep, beneath undyed shrouds of uneven flurries, Wildlife hibernation, human incarceration – became one A continuous colourless cold stone sarcophagus, Conceals the bruise of life and possessions, An aftermath of paralysis and deafening silence, Overwhelms the awe of beauty and perfection No living creature utters a minor chord, Only the icicle daggers piercing their hearts, The habitats shiver with a plethora of cold and dread, And plead to the thaw for seasonal absolution Date: 30/12/22 Winter Storm Imagism Poetry Contest Sponsor: Kim Rodrigues

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Date: 2/7/2023 7:15:00 AM
I am genuinely pleased, WJ, with the choice of words exemplifying the innermost possessions that you've wondrously crafted, Aloha William
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W J Clarke
Date: 2/8/2023 2:13:00 AM
Thank you William. Your comments are very much appreciated :-)
Date: 1/2/2023 5:17:00 AM
"Wildlife hibernation, human incarceration – became one!" How effectively you have portrayed the intensity of the snowy winter in a single line. I am reading your poem for the first time. But I can predict, you will be making your mark soon. All the best dear poet friend. Thanks for your visit to my page
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W J Clarke
Date: 1/3/2023 2:53:00 PM
Thank you very much Valsa. Your encouraging comments are very much appreciated.
Date: 1/1/2023 7:15:00 AM
What splendid imagism, WJ:) a winner in my sight!
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W J Clarke
Date: 1/1/2023 3:27:00 PM
Thank you very much for your kind comments Jo :-) Very much appreciated.