Early March and everywhere signs of Winter

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    Early March and everywhere signs of Winter

    The birch trees who even in summer say winter to me
    Shivered in the ice laden wind winter is here
    The evergreens who usually say what is winter to me
    Bent and sagging under snow cried ah winter is here
    The winds laden with ice crystals howl and groan
    Their trails followed by gauzy scarves of white snow
    The voice of winter making the trees creak and moan
    The voice ever so dark, raspy, breathy, and low
    The dawn crystal-clear not a cloud in the skies
    Cold, no tell tail sign of the coming spring
    The soft white blanket of snow everywhere lies
    But though it is winter my thoughts are of spring
    I am not dwelling upon this time so dire
    My thoughts are warmer than a roaring fire
    For as I drive along they rest upon desire
    Not obsessed but thinking on her I never tire

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    Bobcatmoon commented on Early March and everywhere signs of Winter

    08-07-2009

    Winter..I really enjoyed your use of descriptors as I could easily see and feel as your writing comes to life off the page..enjoyed very much to read your gifted talent

    ginga commented on Early March and everywhere signs of Winter

    08-06-2009

    Winter, I love birch trees and I love your rhymes! As usual this is grandiose prose! ginga

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