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Originally published: 20th January 2020

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This poem was placed 2nd = in Brian Strand's "STRAND CHOICE 2" Poetry Contest and

2nd = in Brian Strand's "PODIUM PLACING PROMISE (4)" Poetry Contest.


 

When winter woke and dealt its hand It froze the heart of Cumberland. The icy air dispersed in spades To twist and cut like razor blades. Small pools of water turned to glass To shine like diamonds in the grass. And freezing sprays from waterfalls Formed icicles on dry stone walls. When nature's breath turned all air warm The earth embraced another form. The snow that fell - now sadly gone, Produced a land that looked as one. The elements of that year's weather Clubbed the fells and fields together. Perhaps mankind might do the same And follow suit. And raise its game?

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Date: 11/22/2020 11:32:00 PM
Enjoyed your poem on Winter, Gary Radice. Nice rhyme and good description. The following words appealed to me the most: Small pools of water turned to glass To shine like diamonds in the grass. Keep it up.
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Gary Radice
Date: 11/23/2020 12:39:00 AM
Thanks Michael! I appreciate your comments. Cheers - Gary
Date: 11/20/2020 1:02:00 PM
Gary: You made it possible I could enjoy the winter in doors with out freezing my toes or seeing my breathe. Thank you for sharing your insight with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Date: 11/20/2020 1:23:00 PM
Thanks again Old buck. I love trying to recreate atmospheres and images in my poems that I remember from childhood. Cheers - Gary
Date: 9/27/2020 6:26:00 AM
Lovely well observed images expressed in flowing rhythmic verse. My kind of poetry! Well written, Gary
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Date: 9/27/2020 6:25:00 AM
Lovely well observed images expressed in flowing rhythmic verse. My kind of poetry! Well written, Gary
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Gary Radice
Date: 9/27/2020 1:20:00 PM
Geoffrey, thank you so much for your lovely comments. It didn't take me long to write this one as it all just came together in a way I wanted it to and in a way that I was pleased with. Cheers - Gary
Date: 4/19/2020 9:41:00 PM
Fun poem. The rhythm and flow is great.
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Gary Radice
Date: 4/30/2020 4:54:00 PM
Thank you Line :)
Date: 4/17/2020 6:18:00 PM
Beautiful imagery, and a truly meaningful moral message there, a well-deserved placing, enjoyed . . . : )
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Gary Radice
Date: 4/18/2020 4:01:00 AM
Thank you Indiana for your comments. It's very much appreciated.