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by Karen Palumbo
Friday, January 07, 2011
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              Color Spectrum.......

Brisk breeze traveling, riding the jet stream,
warm bright sunshine on a bitter cold day.
Leaves somersaulting, swirling upwards,
others hiding under bushes out of the way.

Rabbits, squirrels, and toads take heed,
sensing there is soon a change to arrive.
Gathering seeds, straw for added warmth,
even animals have a strong sense to survive.

In search of food to sustain their young,
listen closely to hear their haunting cries.
Hawks, wings spread, gliding with ease,
vanishing in clouds moving across the skies.

Lowering, growing darker, picking up the pace,
wind becomes stronger, clouds swim in haste.
Trees begin swaying to an ancient rhythm,
unearthly energy soon to lay waste.

Sparrows and crows are pushed and tossed,
desperately trying to return to their nest.
Soon they tire of churning air currents,
searching instead for another place to rest.

Minuscule pellets shining and glimmering,
absorb the color spectrum on its ancestral descent.
Gracefully cascading, a purpose to transform all,
throughout the night remaining incandescent.

First light and through a child's eye,
peer out and see all covered in pristine white.
Silence now blankets and protects the land,
as the angels played with glee and delight.

Tree limbs distorted, bent from the weight,
streets and sidewalks all appear the same.
Grass slumbers and animals hide,
waiting for spring when the land is tame.

Brisk breeze traveling, riding the jet stream,
warm bright sunshine on a bitter cold day.
Leaves somersaulting, swirling upwards,
others hiding under bushes out of the way.




Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
1/7/2011 © All rights reserved 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/4/2011
You have shared the experience of nature's expressive side very effectively through your verses here, Karen. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 2/10/2011
This is wonderful Karen. Very visual and a good lead in to the horrendous winter most are enduring.
Write On!
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 1/28/2011
You took me there Karen....absolutely Beautiful and written with excellence filled with " Color Spectrum " ! My goodness! You and Robert have done it again what a tremendous blessing both of you
are to the world, and indeed to AD! Thinking about those adorable
two and sending them hugs!!!!! Thanks for sharing and for caring!!!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 1/20/2011
GREAT VISUALS in this wintery poem...M
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/12/2011
A beautiful write Karen
Of a perfect ice cold bright bitter
wintery clear day the imagery is supurb
Love & peace e be with you

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/11/2011
Leaves somersaulting, swirling upwards,
others hiding under bushes out of the way.

Right next to the frozen toads:-) Patrick
Reviewed by Janet Parker 1/11/2011
I enjoyed your playful wording and imagery in this poem. Thanks for your positive comment on my poem, "Catherine's Song". I had not posted anything in years.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 1/11/2011
Karen, the writing is superb in every aspect of this
multi-faceted bitter cold day. -gene.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 1/11/2011
Superb - brilliant
You always go out of your way to give the best rhymes pattern.

Reviewed by The Poetess 1/10/2011
Love the magic in this!
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 1/10/2011
While I can visualize all this happening, I feel a certain kind of peace. Maybe ... all is right in God's world.

God bless you.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/10/2011
Beautifully painted on my eyes, Karen -- well done! Sure have missed you, Robert and the 'kids' ...

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 1/10/2011
Poetry in motion! Beautiful imagery; musical in flow from verse to verse. Accompanying photo is the "icing" on the cake! A brilliant write, karen.

Reviewed by Regis Schilken 1/10/2011
Wow, what a beautiful poem: "Color Spectrum.......
I love the imagery. You must be a dreamer!

Reviewed by Debra Baker 1/9/2011
Karen I can only say that I love how you write and the way nature unfolds in your poems. I feel when reading that you have loaned me your spectacles for a moment to catch the view...
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/9/2011
Beautful writing and Robert has done a wonderful job also with his photo..sorry I haven't been commenting but I have been busy with family matters etc.but I finally posted today...please stay safe and well to both of you...Hugssss
Reviewed by Susan Smith 1/8/2011
Such life and activity on a cold day. Very descriptive and vivid for the senses - sight, sound, smell, touch ...
Reviewed by D. Vegas 1/8/2011
Karen, Very descriptive, your readers
can see and feel what you write.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 1/8/2011
simply beautiful karen. good to hear from you again and happy new year.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/8/2011
I like the sense of respect in this piece for the world around us, Karen. Beautifully penned. Great imagery. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 1/8/2011
This is so good, Karen...I love the ACTION you've incorprated into your poem. Everything is moving-and the last stanza repeating the first is a wonderful effect.

God bless,

Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 1/8/2011
You capture the natural spectacle very well, and imbue it with an authentic sense of wonder that conveys its nuanced nobility, its marvelous mobility and a strong sense of its rugged beauty, as well as its cyclical quality. Excellent piece of poetry.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/8/2011
This is artistry in so many ways! You have painted us the most dreamy and inspiring pictures of poetry, each one as glorious as the next.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 1/8/2011
I can see this poem through my minds eye, so vividly are your descriptive verses it puts me right there.
Lovely poetry as always!

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/8/2011
I know you are an artist at heart, if not such images could never be created with your pen! Stunning.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 1/8/2011
beautiful, to feel snow coming....Morgan
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/8/2011
Karen, this is a magnificent poem, truly a joy to read, a keeper! Send it to a magazine!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/8/2011
You take us on a magic ride that transforms the landscape from a jungle of life and animals seeking preparedness from the winter into a soft gentle hibernation of white purity. Well done kAREN.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 1/8/2011
Wonderfully done, Karen.

Peace and Love
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/8/2011
Karen, you paint such a vivid picture with your imagery! Awesome poetry; nice to see you here! You've been missed! Welcome home!

(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers,

As always, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/8/2011
You take us to serene moments Karen
to stop and enjoy all that is around us
even the wintry chill of the season
and how nice too that your husbands
photography inspires your beautiful muse

Love & Blessings
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/8/2011
Quite a captivating winter piece.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/8/2011
Fantastic words and a beautiful photo Karen.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/8/2011
Beautifully done, Karen.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 1/8/2011
BEAUTIFUL, VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/8/2011
Your images, Karen,
are strong, immediate and intimate, they connect the reader to the expression in the clearest, most meaningful way.
And I love the sense of realism but of optimism, too, that underscores the entire piece.

Reviewed by George Carroll 1/8/2011
You project the imagery so well that one feels they are watching it with you. Marvelous poetry.

Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 1/7/2011
I like the intentional progression in this piece. There is a bit of anticipation that moves through the weather. Good write Karen.

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