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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Winter (11/14/05)

TITLE: Winter Brings
By Lynn Stevens
11/18/05


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Winter brings
Soft fluffy snow
With animal tracks in the early morning
A stillness beyond description
Surrounded by crisp clean air
And deafening silence

Winter brings
Puffs of breath
And frozen fingers
As we walk to school and home again
There are snow angels and
snowmen guarding the yards.

Winter brings
Opportunity to shovel in the cold
And make a bit more money
To buy gifts for Mom and Dad
As a surprise under the tree
On Christmas morning.

Winter brings
Sleds from the garage
Removing the rust
Soaping the blades
Walking in bitter cold
Icing the hill

Winter brings
Smooth and swift rides
Down the hill
Causing rosy cheeks and red noses
And covering each child with powder
And then we take a breath.

Winter brings
Rubber boots to keep feet warm and dry
Mittens to protect our hands
Mom makes cocoa
For frozen explorers
Upon their return

Winter brings the promise of spring
For new growth lies buried
And dormant under snow
Waiting for the first rays of
Spring sun to call them out
And bless the newness of the seasons


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Jan Ackerson 11/21/05
Very lovely and flow-y.
Nina Phillips11/21/05
Makes me want to get the old coat out. Very nice work. God bless ya, littlelight
Marilyn Schnepp 11/22/05
Sorry, I'm not into "free verse"...but if I were - I'd probably like it. Thanks for sharing and GOod Luck!
Sandra Petersen 11/23/05
"Winter brings" at the beginning of each stanza helps to connect it all together...good! I liked the words "deafening silence", "snow angels and snowmen guarding yards" and "frozen explorers upon their return". The word pictures are appetizing and memorable. Thank you for sharing this jewel.
Helen Harris11/25/05
Enjoyed reading your Nice written poem. I went from cold to warm with: “Winter brings
Rubber boots to keep feet warm and dry
Mittens to protect our hands
Mom makes cocoa
For frozen explorers
Upon their return


Winter brings the promise of spring
For new growth lies buried
And dormant under snow
Waiting for the first rays of
Spring sun to call them out
And bless the newness of the seasons”
Thank you for your beautiful flowing poem. Thank You, I Loved It, Helen
Shari Armstrong 11/26/05
some very nice images and memories :)
Julianne Jones11/27/05
You've painted some lovely word picturs in this delightful poem. Thanks for sharing.
Teresa Hollums11/28/05
Beautiful poem. Being in Texas with lots of sunshine, I am not aware of winter as you, but it makes me even want to live where you are. thanks also for reviewing my article on the Great Vineyard. God's blessings to you and your writing. In christian love, Teresa