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A Favorable Reception
by Dawn Anderson

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Thoughts of winter,(not my favorite season),its impending arrival and how it correlates to life....


 

Early morning-

the scent of autumn perfumes the air.

Although the sun is shining brightly,

my nose is cold and my fingertips numb.

 

There is a steady chatter from a flock of

sparrows occupying an old nearby oak and it

causes me to smile, for it is almost as though the

sparrows believe their continuous prattle will keep

 winter at bay.

 

Wrapping  my sweater around me a bit tighter,

I head for home wanting out of the cold and a hot

cup of tea, reminding  myself that acceptance is how

a grand part of the battle is won.

 

 

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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 1/23/2011
You obviously see winter as I do, as I can not contain myself for the arrival of spring...thereupon the sparrows and finches shall present a more favorable reception then...and our hearts will warm much quicker.
Amor
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/22/2010
Wise words, Dawn. I like this quiet moment. Much of your poetry has images of you deep in thought. I find myself thinking of you as someone who is constantly learning and seeking answers, as we all should be. A great poem.
Sheila
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/19/2010
YOU ARE RIGHT...LOVING OUR LIVES SO MUCH, WHEREBY WE CAN ACCEPT WHAT WE DON'T PARTICULARLY LIKE BUT CANNOT CHANGE...IS A TRUE VICTORY. WELL WRITTEN AND THANKS FOR SHARING. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS. LOVE & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Jon Willey 10/16/2010
Dawn, for me personally it is not acceptance as much as it is submission or acquiescence. While winter offers beauty to the eye that is incomparable at times, cold weather and bitter winds hold no allure for me. As for your beautiful poem, my reception was more than favorable. A delightful work my dear friend. Love and peace to you. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/16/2010
reminding myself that acceptance is how
a grand part of the battle is won.

Wise words and a most apt and timely write that awakens my thoughts of coming winter. Lovely, Dawn. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by jude forese 10/15/2010
great perspective ...
Reviewed by Paul Judges 10/15/2010
I also have no fondness for the long, dark winter !

Very well expressed, and developed into something 'larger' than winter, Dawn.
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 10/14/2010
Yes, I've just written a passage in a book on which I'm working - the heart of it acknowledges that acceptance lives on the far side of tolerance. Acceptance is a step - no a quantum leap - beyond tolerance and it is a liberating and far lighter place to be. There's no teeth gritting or looking the other way in acceptance.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/14/2010
A soft thoughtful expression ...
richard
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/13/2010
A joy to share your thoughts, Dawn. Even after my tumble on
the ice last winter, I'm still a guy of all seasons...though I
love these lines:

sparrows believe their continuous prattle will keep
winter at bay.

-gene.
Reviewed by L Hippler 10/13/2010
Boy, can I identify with this one, Dawn. I'm not a winter person at all.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/12/2010
"...my nose is cold and my fingertips numb."
You take me, Dawn, to a world and to sensations I no longer experience, they reside only in memory, and when you are perpetually warm it's difficult to imagine the 'other' state...and then that great notion of acceptance, the key to all, hinting at lot and destiny.

John
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 10/12/2010
Love the attitude!
Reviewed by John Domino 10/12/2010
I like it!

A nice walk - I agree, winter is not even for the birds. They fly south and that's where I want to be!

Amen! Well done!

John Michael
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 10/12/2010
I think I was on that walk with you.......~Morgan
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/12/2010
Life on life's terms. Acceptance is indeed the key. Beautiful imagery Dawn. Love this poem.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/12/2010
Thanks for taking us along for your early morning autumn walk...now where is the hot chocolate?
fee
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/12/2010
Grand seasonal poetry and I too like brishk weather but not when it freezes.
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/12/2010
Dawn,
This is really a great piece of poetry...well done.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 10/12/2010
Yikes! Is winter coming? Your last line about acceptance carries a lot of wisdom Dawn.

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/12/2010
I hate to see winter creeping in as well, but there is much wisdom in your last lines.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/12/2010
Wonderful feel, tender poem expressing wisdom and patience moment by moment ~
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/12/2010
winter is inevitable-we had our first freeze last night-love the write
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 10/12/2010
Beautiful.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/12/2010
Love the second stanza, Dawn. You're poetry flows so evenly and the reader gets carried away with your inner thoughts. That is a good thing.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/12/2010
Yes...so true, it has been in the 80s here...record breaker...but hot chocolate is around the corner :) wonderful poem Dawn~
Christine
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 10/12/2010
indeed, with acceptance comes release.
always a pleasure to read your work.
blessings,
carolyn
ps--stay warm!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 10/12/2010
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva



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