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Just short of the throes of winter...
by Ed Matlack
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Just short of the throes of winter…


Reaching out are the throes of winter,

Trees have shed their allotment of leaves,

Squirrels are gathering their winter stores,

Birds have insulated their nests,

But I am resilient, only waxing my car,

Just about as usual, just about on par…


Our weather terrible never,

Of the umbilical cord from summer, we sever,

Leaving behind summers memories, we endeavor,

To allow to shut off the summer season with use of a lever…


Cooler temps do attack at night,

After the sun does drop early of light,

We do focus on what does come,

Summer does then give up the ghost,

To winters clutches summer does for now succumb…

© ed ~ 11/26/06

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Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
oooh..the memories of a real winter brisks me in these words! I am so glad I live here in Florida! 75 degrees today without levers!
Enjoyed the write Ed...but I'm staying!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Ed Matlack, this is a devine piece of poetry! Your muse surely must be cuddling closer to you. You've described the closure of summer and onset of winter to a T.

Our winter - call that sudden Artic Freeze - is approaching like a thunderhead: today near 80, tomorrow mid 70s, tomorrow night near freezing, Thurs. 40, and Thur. night below freezing! Think someone left the gate open to the north of us :o)

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
You can always come and visit South Africa!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
We are in the midst of Autumn here and the trees are still hanging on to half of their leaves, which keeps me from raking...I mean why bother when if I wait for a week or two I can get them all at once??? The nights are getting chilly and the days feel like early spring. I wonder if we will have a mild or heavy winter...only time will answer that question.
Take care,
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart
If you want, Ed, I can come by and put your hand in a glass of warm water while you sleep.

Works every time!
Reviewed by CJ Heck
Very nice, Ed ... winter here in New Hampshire is extremely icy and cold. It's much nicer to be inside where it's warm and toasty.
Reviewed by richard cederberg
You wax wonderfully poetic here dear bubba Ed.

The whole poem is great, but the last line is sumptuous. You have grown so much as a poet in the last few months. It really is an amazing process to watch happen.

Woof to both of you guys ...
Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Come on down ED
here, the sun shines all year round
except when it rains
and thats sporadic at best.
gators don't bite, they fear you
more then you fear them

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