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Threshold of Madness

The cold hand of Winter swiftly approaches Its icy breath paints frost on my window panes Nearer my threshold, Death now encroaches Blood is slowly chilling inside my frail veins Death's wildling wind pelts hail on my roof Its icy breath paints frost on my window panes Snowdrifts climb higher on the sills in reproof Huddled in a corner, my fear is spurred Death's wildling wind pelts hail on my roof This room is the chamber where I'll be interred On the threshold of madness, I'm losing grip Huddled in a corner, my fear is spurred Winter's hand has caused a temperature dip I flinch at the sound of a knock on my door On the threshold of madness, I'm losing grip Terror incites me to curse what I abhor The cold hand of Winter swiftly approaches I flinch at the sound of a knock on my door Nearer my threshold, Death now encroaches August 17, 2017

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Date: 12/10/2017 5:22:00 AM
I enjoyed this chilling winter tale Lin...Thank you and Congrats on your win
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Date: 9/16/2017 1:40:00 PM
Sorry I'm just finding this little gem, well done Lin on so many different levels...
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/16/2017 1:45:00 PM
Your comment was a reminder that I'd been remiss about replying to comments, so thank you for waking me, Charlie...and thanks for liking this one.
Date: 9/9/2017 12:52:00 PM
Nicely done, Lin, congratulations on your win! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/16/2017 1:44:00 PM
Thanks, Eve.
Date: 9/8/2017 9:04:00 PM
Congrats on a great poem, and another great win, you deserve it!
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/16/2017 1:44:00 PM
Thanks so much, John.
Date: 9/8/2017 10:34:00 AM
Favoriting this one! Congratulations on your contest win!
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/16/2017 1:43:00 PM
Thanks, Anita.
Date: 9/8/2017 9:14:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Lin!
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/16/2017 1:43:00 PM
Thanks, Dale.
Date: 9/3/2017 6:14:00 PM
Missed this one somehow, coincidence the theme, well done Lin belated congrats on POTD!
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Lin Lane
Date: 9/3/2017 6:55:00 PM
An untimely title considering....Thank you, JD
Date: 8/21/2017 9:19:00 AM
I have never seen this form before. Kind of like a pantoum, I see. This reads very smoothly; a great job. Your subject is sadly in a very dark place. Congratulations on POTD Lin!
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/21/2017 9:34:00 AM
It's a titch of a challenge to write a Terzanelle, but worth the effort. Give it a try, and thank you, Dean.
Date: 8/19/2017 4:09:00 PM
I am so happy to see you get POTD twice in a row, not to mention, I really loved this poem!
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/19/2017 7:00:00 PM
Thanks ever so much, Arthur. Doubles the pleasure lol
Date: 8/19/2017 7:42:00 AM
Hi Lin, congratulations on POTD. This excellent write is well worth the accolade given. Good luck in the contest. This is one ride i am glad i did take. Your words still draw me in to the heart of your vision. Keep letting this gold run from your pen. This has to be a fave. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/19/2017 6:59:00 PM
Thank you very much, Mike. Your comments are always encouraging.
Date: 8/19/2017 4:21:00 AM
Oh, this is wonderful, Lin - and so awesome to see your Poem Of the Day - congrats!! What a wonderful Terzanelle and a well-deserved POTD ... just love everything about this, my friend! :-) <3
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/19/2017 6:59:00 PM
Sorry I haven't replied to this and the two after you, Greg. It's been a hectic day due to the ruckus this morning. Thanks for the congrats.
Date: 8/18/2017 6:55:00 PM
It's just as good tonight as it was this morning! LOL Congratulations.
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 6:57:00 PM
Thanks for making a return run, Sunlite. Thanks ever so much!
Date: 8/18/2017 5:42:00 PM
Congratulations Lin on your POTD! So beautiful :)
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 5:55:00 PM
Thank you, Atkins.
Date: 8/18/2017 3:52:00 PM
congratulations Lin for POTD, a well-written poem that takes the reader on a ride...good luck in the contest
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 5:54:00 PM
Thanks for riding along, Frederic.
Date: 8/18/2017 2:17:00 PM
the Terzanelle--a poetic trip to hell...well ...at least for this poet. Great job and congrats on POTD
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 5:52:00 PM
Thank you, John.
Date: 8/18/2017 11:15:00 AM
Awesome! Congrats on POTD!
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 5:51:00 PM
Thanks a lot, Dale.
Date: 8/18/2017 10:47:00 AM
Congrats!!! lady Lin...a well-obtained POTD...best wishes...^WW^
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
Thank you very much, jWW
Date: 8/18/2017 10:43:00 AM
An interesting form to write your verse. Congrats on the POTD. Regs Sunita :)
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
A challenging form but worth the time. Thanks, Sunita.
Date: 8/18/2017 10:37:00 AM
Congrats Lin on POTD, well deserved! I have to fave this white beauty;-)
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
Thank you on both counts, Keith.
Date: 8/18/2017 9:48:00 AM
Dropping back to say many congrats on POTD Lin:-) hugs jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 10:59:00 AM
and many thanks, Jan.
Date: 8/18/2017 7:43:00 AM
Fantastic pen Lin! I can totally relate, I have equated autumn to dying and winter with death to be reborn in my own cycles, emotional and creative; comes with living in a temperate climate and suffering SAD. Good luck in the contest and congrats on potd! bless xomo
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 7:59:00 AM
In truth, that's exactly my thoughts on the seasons, too. Thank you so much for your kindest of comments and good wishes, Mo.
Date: 8/18/2017 7:40:00 AM
This is awesome poetry, Lin:) congratulations on POTD too:)
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 7:57:00 AM
Thanks so very much, Jo.
Date: 8/18/2017 7:37:00 AM
Big congrats Lin. It is great to see one of the top poets showcased.
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 7:57:00 AM
A BIG thank you for those good thoughts, Tim.
Date: 8/18/2017 6:54:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Lin, this is a marvellous piece of poetry, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, GL in contest. :))
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 7:56:00 AM
It makes me happy to know you enjoyed it. Thank you Roy.
Date: 8/18/2017 6:49:00 AM
- Beautifully written, with emotions Lin - Congratulations on yours p.o.t.d. .... hurray ! :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Lin Lane
Date: 8/18/2017 7:55:00 AM
Thank you so much for your sweet comments and contest wishes, Anne-Lise.
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