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Winter Landscape
by Brenda Townsend Hall
Friday, August 29, 2003

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From my window

In my window I frame a winter scene
Of tonsured fields, shorn of their crops,
Rolling down to the white-haired mountain range.
Moribund, the branches of an ancient oak
Are a filigree to filter the watery sun
Flitting in and out of its cloud shroud.
Only a keen-eyed kestrel swoops
To wrench one last living thing
From the icy death clench of the frost-hard land.

Life's hoard of hope lies frozen
Along the seams of the silver stream.
But unbeknown, the weak rays of the noon-moon
Are stirring a blood that is forever green,
Beneath the blackened veins of these remains.

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Reviewed by Candida Eittreim 8/29/2003
Gorgeous write! You elicited images of winterscapes beautifully in this!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/29/2003
excellent; i love wintertime! :D (((HUGS)))
Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 8/29/2003
thoroughly enjoyed reading this piece, tks
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