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Winter Robin

In the meadow a single robin winters over A hearty bird of sturdy disposition and feather Oblivious to the cold, he thrives; moreover, Appearing now and then despite the weather. A hearty bird of sturdy disposition and feather I have seen him on a fencepost, snow all around, Appearing now and then despite the weather Looking for a barren place to scratch the ground. I have seen him on a fencepost, snow all around This hopeful little creature singing his song Looking for a barren place to scratch the ground, Optimistic, he acts as though nothing is wrong. This hopeful little creature singing his song Although I think he must be chilled to the bone, Optimistic, he acts as though nothing is wrong You’d think he’d give up, realizing he is all alone. Although I think he must be chilled to the bone In many ways, his persistence is a beautiful thing You’d think he’d give up, realizing he is all alone I believe he is here as a harbinger of spring. In many ways, his persistence is a beautiful thing Oblivious to the cold, he thrives; moreover, I believe he is here as a harbinger of spring, In the meadow a single robin winters over.
Written November 27, 2022 Submitted to "A Brian Strand Premier Contest No. 53" Sponsored by: Brian Strand Judged: November 29, 2022 FIRST PLACE WINNER December 3, 2022 Submitted to "Writing Challenge - X'd Poems Second Chance" Poetry Contest Sponsored by Constance La France

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Date: 12/8/2022 5:29:00 AM
Milt, charming, delightful and meaningful. Congratulations on your win in my Writing Challenge - X'd Poems Second Chance, a beautifully penned Pantoum, well done, blessings
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/8/2022 8:52:00 AM
Thank you so much, Constance. I always enjoy writing for your contests. I loved the way you worked through the forms alphabetically. It was good experience for all of us.
Date: 12/6/2022 8:22:00 AM
Milton, this is a lovely, skillfully written pantoum! CONGRATS on your win. Janice
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/6/2022 8:24:00 AM
Thank you, Janice. It's one of my more recent favorites.
Date: 11/28/2022 11:36:00 AM
Gorgeous pantoum my friend!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/28/2022 12:22:00 PM
Thanks, Caren. I rather liked it myself!
Date: 11/27/2022 1:11:00 PM
Beautiful birds Milton, they say when you see one it's a loved one returning to see you. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 11/27/2022 1:20:00 PM
There's much to be said for that, Tom. In my case, interestingly, it's always been a cardinal.