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Time and the Winter
by C. J. Stevens
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
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Outdoors, the white, unmended patches blotch
the timber in the winter park. The curled
rock maples sift the snowflakes to their feet
where a fossil footprint with nowhere to go
resumes its promenade along the street
steps gently on the ice and disappears.

What if last autumn's curfew led a beast
to exile in his log or cave? The dawn
will thaw the frozen timepiece as the year's
iced gargoyles gag and pockmarked puddles
with witless laughter on the boulevard.

Time hangs like shirtsleeves in the stiffening 
weather.                                                   Stilettos wait the victim where the drops
had synchronized a watch. Hours ago -
or centuries - an unidentified feather
replaced the bread crumbs in the slippery yard.

John Wade Publishing
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Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 11/19/2004
You are a find, C.J. Your poetry gives me what I seek in word art--that moment of yes, yes, exactly.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 5/28/2004
Incredible imagery in a very unique poem.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/25/2004
wow..I loved the imagery in this poem!

Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 5/25/2004
Very nice. This is extremely well done.
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 5/25/2004
hmm...lots going on here

what a winter image

Reviewed by Cynth'ya 5/25/2004
Most active winter scene I've ever seen.

Nice to meet your poetry. And you.

cynth'ya lewis reed
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