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Pine Barren Fall…
by Ed Matlack
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
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The needles brown all,

Know they do when its fall,

The pinecones empty of summer nut,

The squirrels stocked for winter, their homes cut…


All are readying for the cold,

Not even man ventures thus,

The winter winds drive away even the bold,

If not, one suffers & tries not to cuss…


Till the spring we all inside hide,

Till the snows & ice do eventually melt,

With heat & such we, all form of animal, do the winter abide,

We survive as such here above the cold climate belt…



© ed - 11/17/09

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Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 1/31/2010
Howd I miss this?? Well under the circumstances I'm in, guess thats not so irrational..Great Write ED, please some more of these..;)
Ch'erie xoxxoxo
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/23/2009
Could always go to Flor-a die like Ratso Rizzo. ;-)

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/20/2009
It is very fine to see you share such an apt and timely write, Ed. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/19/2009
see you doing better Ed, thanks for the reminder of whats to come, of course the squirrels got more sense than some of us humans, I still haven't winterized my house yet, hang in there, of course make sure your feet are on the floor, cheers
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/18/2009
Oh brrrrr, I don't miss the winter months at all. Glad you are feeling better and back to writing again...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 11/18/2009
Great poem!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/18/2009
Not much change in winter here. I really miss the difference so call me crazy. I loved reading about your seasonal change.
Also happy that you're back with us.
Blessings and love,
Reviewed by jude forese 11/18/2009
nicely crafted poem, Ed ... be safe & well ...
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 11/18/2009
Beautifully penned Ed, much enjoyed.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/18/2009
Yep, time to hunker down. Or you could invest in some snow shoes! I did once back in my skinny days, not sure how they'd work for me now. Patrick
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 11/18/2009



I've been a tad busy - bought a pellet stove and installed and tested - LOVE IT!

Smallest one could find - does 1,500 sq.ft. - more than double trailer's size - heat blows you ou, even on lowest setting. Warm as toast this winter!

Reviewed by John Bidwell 11/18/2009
Very much enjoyed.
I'll make extra effort to observe the great surroundings on my scenic drive to work later.
I do pass lots of pine.
Best wishes.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/18/2009
Well done, Ed.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/18/2009
Our dreams of summer will be stashed inside, for a while, in a coffer made of ice sprinkled with snow diamonds.
Now, are you fit for fight?...again?

RDvard(k) yore Ole Brother

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/18/2009

See? The words didn't leave you with the falling of the leaves ... LOL! Beautifully illustrated and versed, I nearly felt the chill winds. The fact that it's 34 degrees here currently certainly helps. LOL! Well done, seriously.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/18/2009
Wow - Bullwinkle really worked fast! But you don't have to hibernate 'til Spring, Bro. Get out there in those old Pine Barrens and traipse around; it'll do you a world of good.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/18/2009
good to read yor work again!
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