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Pristine Haven
by Melissa C. Rives
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

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Winter’s death grip evident
upon the once bloomed hills now pale…
While blue-gray tendrils kiss the air
a candle glows in window’s veil.

Beneath the swell of fallen snow
the naked flowers dance no more…
So still the trees in silent prayer
of fallen limbs stacked at the door.

The season’s shades in muted hues
replace the autumn’s earthy tones…
Warm embers of the burning wood
subdues the bite that chills the bones.

From frost-laced window panes the view
evokes the memories kept alive…
Much like the birth of spring will find,
the beauty sleeping did survive.

The fencerow glistens ‘neath the moon
beyond, the field’s an empty plain…
A subtle symphony is heard
within the wind, a soft refrain.

The tall reeds bend beneath the weight
of crested jewels born of ice…
A tapestry of nature weaves,
the soul she beckons to entice.

A canvas painted for the eye
of snow drifts bathed in virgin white…
To wrap the mind in blankets of,
serenity…this snowbound night.

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Reviewed by Jimmy Holder 3/18/2003
Very pretty poem! Vivid and rewarding read.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/15/2003
i always enjoy your work
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/12/2003
cause you did it......
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 3/12/2003
exceptionally beautiful and vivid images that brought back memories of my time in Wisconsin. Another gem. Will be back to see more of your work.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 3/12/2003
Outstanding poem, Melissa...beautiful imager and flow.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/12/2003
Melissa, outstanding poem. You capture the beauty of winter in the eyes of perfection.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/12/2003
Perfect write!!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/12/2003
Melissa, every time you write I clap for you, your work si great and I love it!!!!
This poem is no exception. Bill
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/11/2003
another gem from your priceless pen..
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/11/2003
Beautiful images are conjured up in this amazing write, Melissa. Emily speaks to me.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/11/2003
Divine is too tame a word.
This is eloquent.

Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 3/11/2003
Wonderful flow Melissa! Your poetry is divine! Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Jason Wise 3/11/2003
beautiful, vivid imagery. loved the way it read.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/11/2003 took me there...I saw it all. I smelled it..beautiful flow and imagery..Floria
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 3/11/2003
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/11/2003
so poetic and image ladden in
soft beauty the flow is so good.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 3/11/2003
A gorgeous write! So vivid
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