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Preparing for Sleep -- repost
by john k zimmerman
Monday, April 25, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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based on some feed back that i recieved from another site i rewrote this one. the revisions are fairly subtle

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around me the world
prepares for sleeping
beneath the snow.
osprey and goose,
the winged ones,
have flown
looking
for open water
in the sun.
bears, rabbits
have denned up.
squirrels,
fat and sleek
lounge upon
their hoarded wealth.
i wander the woods:
hearing the leaves crunch
beneath my feet;
admiring the colour,
the glorious colours
of dying leaves;
smelling the healthy decay
of leaves
returning to dust.
i squirrel away
these things
in memory
hoarded wealth
against the time
i make my bed
beneath the loam
and
under the snow
sleep.
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Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/1/2005
I love the richness of scenic words, colors and warmth that you've woven into this poem. Very comforting and enjoyable, John.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/1/2005
A wonderful offering, John. Thank you. Haven't heard from you in a while. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by jude forese 4/27/2005
this poems captures the essence of nature's splendor ... excellent juxtaposed images and atmosphere ...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/26/2005
John,

Exquisite! Tenderly penned, I agree, DEFINATELY a winner. :) BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/25/2005
good one
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/25/2005
Very lovely, so soft and excellent,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 4/25/2005
This is an highly skilled write, very well crafted, and a joy to read aloud. Wonderful line breaks, lovely word play, and crisp imagery. It's a winner. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/25/2005
Well done, John, a beauty! Like the way you open this poem with the animals "preparing for sleeping" and close it with " making my bed beneath the loam". You obviously have a strong connection with nature. The language-ie "i squirrel away these things in memory"-is further proof of that love. You personify nature while giving the impression that you are not an observer there in the woods, you are another of God's creatures. We share a love for the woods and Autumn, so you know I love this...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/25/2005
Oh this is well penned...I enjoyed this very much!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/25/2005
Excllent John, very well written.

Paul;-]
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 4/25/2005
Good nature poem relating to the human condition. Good work. Henry
Reviewed by Sue Hess 4/25/2005
beautiful
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/25/2005
Well Penned John

William
Reviewed by Carrie Deveney 4/25/2005
Great poem. wonderful imagery and use of words..my only suggestion is not using the word "leaves" so close together. Otherwise, i loved it. :)
-Carrie



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