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Winter Pond

Shallow edged with twigs, and sodden leaves
The odors of the earth, green moss and peat
The roots of quiet trees and rotting logs
The crumbling bank where cattails wash their feet
Where tiny minnows dart with lightning speed
Among the roots where wild ducks come to feed
The very core and essence of the earth
Born of melted snow, and sleet and rain
Of birds who roost amid the tree tops high
And breathe the wholesome fragrance of the sky

Trees that sway and swoon along the bank
Shedding leaves of amber, rust and gold
Like ashes left from burning autumn dreams
To listen, standing guard on either flank
O'er twig and stone, with watchful eyes so keen
While shading coves where angler poles have been
Across it's face, a restless ripple seen
Where tangled grass and weeping willows lean
Upon the shores where struggles soon will cease
This place to spend in nature's splendid peace

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 4/13/2009 5:48:00 AM
YAY Carrie! Warmest congrats on your most well deserved win in Debbie's contest! Awesome poetry! Love, Shar
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Date: 4/13/2009 1:01:00 AM
Congrats on your success in Debbie's contest Carrie.Rgds Brian
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Date: 4/12/2009 12:11:00 PM
Congrats in placing in the contest, Happy Easter...Raul
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Date: 3/2/2009 6:31:00 PM
Wonderful winter's write. Good imagery.
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Date: 3/1/2009 7:52:00 AM
This poem makes me want to dance beneath an open sky and watch the birds as they mount up to fly, LOL it is beautiful. I love the way the words create a mood of magic brought about by nature at its best. Awesome writing. Smiles from Lolita
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Date: 2/28/2009 7:41:00 AM
There is a wistfulness about these words Carrie.One to re-read in my favouritesI think.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments
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Date: 2/27/2009 12:01:00 PM
You have painted such a lovely scene here, Carrie. What a wonderful place to rest and think. Excellent write, my friend! Love, Robin
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Date: 2/26/2009 8:50:00 AM
The imagery of this brilliant write, makes me want to pull my shoes off and go wading. I can almost smell the rich aroma of this little meadow. Blessings, Ron
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Date: 2/26/2009 4:36:00 AM
You write brilliant imagery. I am always there. This place will no doubt transform by Summer. Love, Shar
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Date: 2/26/2009 4:09:00 AM
This is a beautiful write Carrie..You can paint a picture..and this pulls me in yet again..always a pleasure to read someone that I admire so much. Love, Chris.
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Date: 2/25/2009 11:14:00 PM
Very nicely done. I like the "restless ripple."
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Date: 2/25/2009 6:35:00 PM
Ohhh I love the tangled grass and weeping willows lean. Dang child you do know how to paint a picture. Let me vacation inside your mind this year it'll be a lot cheaper. Laurie
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