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Java and Me

A sonnet I will write with you today
Inspired by the beauty that I see
Beyond this pane of glass where snowflakes play
Beyond this pane where raindrops used to be

The creek behind the house has turned to white
How silently she rests upon this morn
Her muddy depths completely out of sight
Beneath a face where ice begins to form

The trees once leafy raise their barren limbs
Where now those scarlet feathers can be seen 
A Cardinal in flight upon a whim
Upon a winter morning so serene

Beyond this window pane from which I gaze
And stare in this world... amazed


A  blue jay breaks the silence with his trill
That sends those scarlet feathers to the air
Across the creek they fly to yonder hill
Where combines of the windmills creak...beware

The sun begins to rise up from the east
Exposing all the diamonds in the snow
Abreast the oak and maple leaves deceased
The frosty face of winter all aglow

With gratifying java on my lips
With a  big coffee cup held in  my hand 
I tap my table top with fingertips
While humming Crosby's Winter Wonder Land

Beyond this window pane from which I gaze
I stare in wonder this world...amazed

Written:  Dec. 10Th, 2016

Copyright © Elaine George | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 2/26/2017 7:59:00 PM

    Beautiful imagery in this wonderful winter wonderland sonnet Elaine! Enjoyed!~Che :)
  1. Date: 1/27/2017 9:11:00 AM

    I love sonnets, Elaine, and these have to be some of the best I have ever read, including the masters,,,truly impressive..
  1. Date: 1/24/2017 12:41:00 PM

    Just want to add really, really impressed!
  1. Date: 1/24/2017 12:40:00 PM

    Doesn't get much better than this. Love them both. Brilliant! A Fav!
  1. Date: 1/21/2017 6:49:00 AM

    Two lovely sonnets on the winter beauty, Elaine:)
  1. Date: 1/19/2017 11:32:00 PM

    Fine tribute to winter and our feathered friends! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 1/17/2017 9:09:00 PM

    Hey did this not win? I don't see congrats on it and I remember loving this one!!
  1. Date: 1/17/2017 9:09:00 PM

    thanks for seeing one of my poems today. Wish you had some new ones up!!
  1. Date: 1/17/2017 6:08:00 PM

    What a lovely poem, Elaine. I could see this wonderful scene so easily. And, yes, our world is amazing. Carole
  1. Date: 1/17/2017 5:22:00 PM

    It is exciting to see how everything turns sparkling white from a late autumn snowfall. It's also gratifying to feel the warmth of a mug of coffee in my hands. I enjoy reading your pleasant sonnet and the expressions you use to make it rhyme. Paul S.
  1. Date: 1/14/2017 9:38:00 AM

    I simply take a breath and say, yes, this is a beautiful exposition of winter - charming, relaxing, dreaming. Love, daver
  1. Date: 1/10/2017 2:19:00 AM

  1. Date: 1/5/2017 9:50:00 PM

    wow, a double sonnet. This is very impressive, Elaine. Great meter and lovely images make it a SEVEN!
  1. Date: 1/5/2017 4:25:00 PM

    Double sonnets , both sing and dance to uplifting melody. This exquisite poetry and creativity off the charts as double sonnets on a single theme IMHO. PERFFFFFECT 10 AND ADDED TO MY FAV LIST TOO..
  1. Date: 1/4/2017 4:16:00 PM

    I'm falling in love with sonnets. These are really good (line 9, should it be their?). There is something about a competent, even beautiful, sonnet that feels like true poetry to me. Nice ones
  1. Date: 1/3/2017 11:16:00 AM

    Two great sonnets Elaine..
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 12:33:00 PM

    Such a lovely sonnet:) I am craving Coffee now..:) LOL:) Have a wonderful 2017!
  1. Date: 12/30/2016 7:38:00 PM

    I bet you can paint this as well..... beautiful
  1. Date: 12/30/2016 7:48:00 AM

    The colors got me; the Cardinal and Blue Jay, with snow as the setting. Sharing your peace of Nirvana! Thanks for the visit, and I'll be waiting for chapter 3. Remain blessed!
  1. Date: 12/17/2016 4:04:00 PM

    Lovely sonnets Elaine...I enjoyed the read
  1. Date: 12/12/2016 4:05:00 PM

    What a beautiful scene you paint, Elaine. I love this. Carole
  1. Date: 12/12/2016 12:44:00 AM

    Lovely, before reading I was wondering if the Java would lead me to coffee or to programming. I am delighted it is coffee ;) I love writing sonnets, although I am still not very good at it. I love yours very much.
  1. Date: 12/11/2016 9:55:00 AM

    Two separate yet joined sonnets, both well written, as someone who writes a lot of sonnets it's nice to find your sonnets..
  1. Date: 12/10/2016 12:18:00 PM

    I love the feeling of serenity and joy I feel when I read your poems Lainey. This is simply enchanting. A fave! You transported me there amidst the beauty! 7 ; )