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Winter frost on willow trees  
     Weeping tears of snow.  
Halos 'round the opal moon,
     Hopeful, humble glow.           
Ivory keys collecting dust, 
     Itching to be played.   
Tresses bleached by age and time,
     Thinning as they fade. 
Empty pages bound in cloth,
     Ernest for a word.
Naked rows of birches -
     Noble and absurd. 
Endless skies of cotton clouds 
     Eager to unfurl.
Strings of sparkling diamonds, 
     Strands of subtle pearls.
Shovel, shiver - still, it falls:
     Snow subdues the world.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 7/7/2014 7:53:00 AM
I have only just learned of the term acrostic, but I am delighted to come across a poem that makes use of the playfulness of the form without being trite or unnecessarily bound by the form. Nice.
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Date: 7/25/2013 2:08:00 AM
Beautifully written poem. I admired that it is acrostic and managed to have it flow with rhymes, have alliteration and create strong imagery. As I was reading it, it was like reading music. It might be shivering and shoveling season, but the winters sure are pretty. Nicely done.
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Date: 12/3/2012 1:31:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Anthony's "Whiteness" contest Heather. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/2/2012 3:26:00 PM
Hi Heather, fun form makes this vision of winter whiteness a unique read. Congratulations on your win, enjoyed my read of your poem!
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Date: 11/30/2012 11:58:00 AM
Heather, congratulations with your awesome win,, always~pd
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Date: 11/30/2012 11:56:00 AM
niceky penned Heather....congrats o your win
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Date: 11/29/2012 11:23:00 AM
Truly, winters words, beautiful. Read ;{>
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Date: 11/28/2012 1:13:00 PM
Heather I love the rhytmn and flow of this, it rolls off the tongue, good luck...David
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Date: 11/27/2012 12:55:00 PM
This is beautiful Heather, it truly is all the best in the contest but I don't think you will have any problem placing xx
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Date: 11/24/2012 12:40:00 AM
Beautiful piece :) - edwaard
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Date: 11/22/2012 8:02:00 AM
wowowowow, I LOVE this one. And how you did it as acrostic using short lines. It's awesome. FAVE
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Date: 11/22/2012 7:47:00 AM
I like the presentation of this one..It also has great rhythm and rhyme..Enjoyed reading this morn..A Winner in my book..Good luck in the contest..Sara
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Date: 11/22/2012 5:17:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful poem. This is a winner in my book. I loved every line. I will be adding this to my favorites.
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Date: 11/20/2012 7:25:00 PM
Outstanding images and emotion....a great entry for this contest! gwendolen
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