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Author Name: Freecolin skilton 4 Comments
Date Added: January 07, 2009 18:01:12 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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January is here with her soft grey daytime glow;

With soft silent Auroras gossamer breath spreading her frost;

Followed by the white crisp unscented coldness of snow;

Covering this land softer all hard outline is lost;

Birds sing not sent to silence by this host;

Shiver of sinews spine as the wind cuts through;

Each step hard for everyone thatís me and you.

Sheathed in silence each step marked and frozen outline;

Cold face of pink and white breath marks you;

Degree is counted and spoken in constant verbal rhyme;

Tired eyes searching upwards for a shade of blue;

Cold yet bright sun smiles she comes into view;

But the east wind drives you with colds sinew;

Bringing on the Winters tradition of the teeth chatter;

No charming warm conversation now it doesnít really matter.

Yet with snowdrop nature begins to stretch her fingers;

The dark brown turns green and branch bark stretched;

But cold auroras grasp hold hard yearning to linger;

And the cold blue sky sweeps away warmth fetched;

Taking away the serenity that spring may yet met;

But in fullness of time earths new creation we see;

To mark the end of Winter we must realise January.

Author's Notes:
So January fulfills her role to be cold and uncertain waiting for the call of spring.
An observation of dear sweet January who in the Northern Hemispshere is not always liked but in the Southern Hemisphere is the height of Summer.
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on January 8, 2009 06:57:11 PM Report
I'm always glad to get January out of the way.. You can almost see Spring from Febuary....len
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on January 7, 2009 10:53:32 PM Report
Colin loved the poem, but it has made me want to run and get my slippers and robe... My what a great write! Felt every sensation as your words flew by.. The ice beneath my feet. the icy blow of the winds as you walk against it..



Love the snow and ice, but from the inside looking out.. The fall and beginning of summer is more to my taste...


Hugs and keep warm over there...



Comment By: FreeAmy on January 7, 2009 08:35:12 PM Report
I know I'm not normal but its my favorite time of year. :o)

This descriptive write lets the reader feel the season.

Beautifully done.


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on January 7, 2009 06:35:26 PM Report
Oh My ...I could feel every cold foot print in the snow  and every blast of winters breath on my face ..Icy fingers clutching me.. so vivid this poem..
Burrrr I need a warm fireplace.... and some strong Brandy  to chill my old bones..

 I am a Desert person I want the summer heat!!
 Hugs ~ She Whispers


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