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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Christmas Tree (10/09/08)

TITLE: Nature's Ornaments
By Yvonne Blake
10/15/08


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Ever
Green boughs
Wearing white muffs
Shivery, silvery secrets keep
Knee deep in a soft, blue-tinted skirt.

Dark
Branches shrug
Winterís heavy shawls
Ice dripping and hope renewed
Life flowing, sap spreading, new birth

Misty
Falling Tears
Jewel-like droplets
Clinging, sparkling in the gloom
Sweetening the air with breath of springtime

Neon
Green growth
Hiding twittering nests
New life shielding, revealing
Surrounded by pale-minty leafed trees.

Tall
Pointed spire
Reaching arms to heaven
Adorned by bright feathery wings
Sheltering the least and smallest of His creatures.

Silky
Wispy webs
Draping like garlands
Morning dew in sunlight sparkles
In silence breathes a thankful prayer to God

Round
Fruitful cones
Hanging and dangling
The promise of life and harvest
With spicy scent in the warm autumn air

Crisp
Blowing winds
Whispery needles wafting
Carpeting ground with golden threads
Fluttering ornaments of gold and scarlet leaves.

Silver
Frosted tinsel
Tinkling, shimmering ice
Worshiping, singing their praises
Perfect harmony with the soft moonlight.





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Marlene Austin10/16/08
Enthralling "shape poem". Beautiful. :)
Sunny Loomis 10/17/08
Beautiful, descriptive words!
Laury Hubrich 10/19/08
I love this. Nothing compares to how God decorates, yes? Very nice work!
T. F. Chezum10/19/08
I love the poem and the lay-out. Great job.
Celeste Ammirata10/19/08
I felt my heart slow a bit, calmed by the images in this well written, enjoyable poem. Nice job.
Sharlyn Guthrie10/19/08
I like your take on the natural beauty God provides for decorating. Lovely!
Scott Sheets10/20/08
I enjoyed the visual format coupled with the poetic and descriptive verbal visuals. Well Done!
Angela M. Baker-Bridge10/22/08
This creative entry needs to be seen and read in print...Christmas bulletins, magazines, or e-zines. Hope you can get it out there! Blessings.
LaNaye Perkins10/22/08
I love the design and the wording of this lovely poem. Well done my FaithWriter friend.
Dee Yoder 10/22/08
So lovely and I wholeheartedly agree that this needs to see publication in a magazine--what a wonderful treat to read for Christmas!
Leah Nichols 10/22/08
Beautifully done!
Beth LaBuff 10/22/08
What a pleasant surprise to see this free verse poem pop up shaped like a tree. I love the images you convey, especially this... Silver
Frosted tinsel
Tinkling, shimmering ice
Worshiping, singing their praises
Perfect harmony with the soft moonlight. Exquisite and lovely.
Marita Thelander 10/22/08
So cool, I loved the whole thing. Very impressed.
Joanne Sher 10/22/08
Just lovely images, and the shape enhances the message. Beautiful.
Karlene Jacobsen 10/22/08
Beautiful.
I like the way even the verses take the shape of trees.
Verna Cole Mitchell 10/23/08
I love the beautiful descriptions in this perfectly shaped poem. Wonderful example of free verse!
Marijo Phelps10/23/08
Incredibly creative - loved the word pictures and the free verse! What a Christmas card this would make!
Jan Ackerson 11/27/10
Yvonne, I'm going to feature this delightful poem in the Front Page showcase for the week of December 6. Look for it on FaithWriters' home page--and congratulations!