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Winter Footprints

I stopped just once to look back..
And saw my tracks across the snow.
Steps upon that pure white blanket,
Wishing I’d found another way to go.

Already though, in gentle downy flakes,
Nature began to fill those intruding marks.
And return the gentle winter splendor
To that serene and lovely woodland park.

The sun was sinking to its rest,
Leaving its sparkle on the forest floor.
I smiled and turned for home again…
My tired heart at peace once more

Inspired by Robert Frost

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 11/4/2014 5:03:00 PM
Barbara, This is lovely. I especially like the line "And return the gentle winter splendor." Apparently, both of us have been inspired by Robert Frost.
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Date: 6/4/2010 12:53:00 PM
The Frost influence permeates this poem, Barbara. What an excellent choice for the Soup contest (and you have many from which to choose)! Congratulations on making it through the first round. Hope to see your name on the list of finalists! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/3/2010 10:53:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round Barbara. I wish you the best in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/1/2010 6:49:00 PM
Congratulations Barbara on being among the first rounders in this soup contest. well done...Margaret
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Date: 5/31/2010 9:10:00 PM
Congratulations on your first round win. Best wishes. Scarlett
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Date: 5/31/2010 7:50:00 PM
My LOVE, Barbara, Congratulations on YOUR making it through the First Round Of POETRYSOUP'S Contest See YOU in the Next Round Superb Write YOURS ALWAYS and FOREVER...HG
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Date: 5/31/2010 2:53:00 PM
Congratulations on making it through the first round of the Poetry Soup contest with this poem. Best wishes in the finals. Karen
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Date: 5/31/2010 8:59:00 AM
Congrats BG on your poem making it to the first round of competition in Poetry Soup contest.. way to go... good luck.. luv.. Linda-Marie..
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Date: 5/31/2010 8:10:00 AM
A worthy compliment to a great poet and a worthy Ist round winner Bg.Rgds Brian
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Date: 5/20/2010 1:18:00 AM
How very beautiful a write, Barbara. Congrats on your poem being featured this week. Well deserved. Caroline.
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Date: 5/19/2010 4:54:00 PM
Nice use of imagery to share your thoughts. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep that pen flowing. Karen
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Date: 5/18/2010 11:38:00 AM
Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 5/17/2010 5:20:00 PM
Nice write, Barbara...I myself love to walk in the snow and you definately caught the moment here. Congrats on the well deserved feature! Best wishes, Maggie Mae
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Date: 5/17/2010 3:13:00 PM
Everything in retrospect, but blessedly benign. Congrats on this selection. Love, daver
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Date: 5/17/2010 1:39:00 PM
Great write glad that you got the inspiration from Robert Frost..Congratulations on being featured on homepage this week...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara
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Date: 5/17/2010 12:30:00 PM
knowing how much i hate snow, this made me miss it ... very relaxing read and thank you, chuck
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Date: 5/17/2010 4:45:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Barbara. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/16/2010 9:48:00 PM
Congrats Barb on your featured poem this week on the Soup... great choice.. enjoyed.. luv.. linda-Marie
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Date: 5/16/2010 12:07:00 PM
So glad to see this lovely poem on the featured page again, Barbara! Lovely!!
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Date: 11/27/2009 11:54:00 AM
Better late than never, they say, Barbara. I know it’s been awhile, but congratulations for your 1st place win in Brian’s adaptation poem are still in order. Very creative writing! Smiling, Dane
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Date: 11/24/2009 3:48:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Brian's contest Barbara. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/22/2009 8:59:00 AM
Congratulations on winning this contest! Such a beautiful poem that leaves the reader at peace as well :)
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Date: 11/21/2009 5:33:00 AM
Belated congratulations on your win in Brian's contest! Ahh, Robert Frost...one of my poet heroes!! - Tim
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Date: 11/17/2009 6:14:00 PM
Congratulatiions BG on your winning 1st place in Brian's contest... well deserved win... luv ...Linda-Marie "Sweetheart"
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Date: 11/17/2009 5:12:00 PM
that poem was buetiful (sorry if i spelled that wrong)
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