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A Favorable Reception
by Dawn Anderson
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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
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
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
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
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
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
great perspective ...
Reviewed by Paul Judges
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
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
A soft thoughtful expression ...
richard
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
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
Boy, can I identify with this one, Dawn. I'm not a winter person at all.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
"...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
Love the attitude!
Reviewed by John Domino
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
I think I was on that walk with you.......~Morgan
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
Life on life's terms. Acceptance is indeed the key. Beautiful imagery Dawn. Love this poem.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Thanks for taking us along for your early morning autumn walk...now where is the hot chocolate?
fee
Reviewed by George Carroll
Grand seasonal poetry and I too like brishk weather but not when it freezes.
Reviewed by D Johnson
Dawn,
This is really a great piece of poetry...well done.

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

Peace,
Dayvid
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
I hate to see winter creeping in as well, but there is much wisdom in your last lines.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
Wonderful feel, tender poem expressing wisdom and patience moment by moment ~
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
winter is inevitable-we had our first freeze last night-love the write
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe
Beautiful.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
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
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
indeed, with acceptance comes release.
always a pleasure to read your work.
blessings,
carolyn
ps--stay warm!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
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