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Arctic Sky (for Jaime Fradera)

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Alison
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0 posted 03-02-2008 09:12 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alison

“I am so curious about what your Arctic sky must look like.  Can you view the stars in your daytime winter sky - maybe there is not enough daylight in winter to obscure the moon and stars?

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Arctic Sky


Winter sky paints midnight black
as stars shine amid aurora dancing.
Dark envelops, offering a blanket,
to those who long to remain in bed
until daylight returns

Stars sparkle, welcome today
and invites afternoon to dip
into eternal darkness of the north.
The stars beckon all to return to homes
warmed by woodstoves.

And winter sky shines on from dusk ‘til noon
leaving two hours of gray light,
     some call daylight.

Spring sky paints in shades of water color pink,
varieties of coral laced with conch shell soft.
Day shines from morn until evening dusk.
Garish sunrises flood the waking horizon
in colors of scarlet, orange and yellow.

Birds sing praise for longer days
mocking those who lie a-bed.

Sky of summer swoops in with diva drama.
Its aria is unending, washed in shades of blue,
framing the ever-shining sunlight.
Flowers bloom in colorful array of chaos.
Bluebells edge out the purple Iris
until pink Fireweed sway under the midnight sun.
Beavers swim in the slough, teasing dogs
on river banks all hours of day and night
(but even teasing beavers must sleep
        sometime).

Autumn nips at trembling leaves while sunsets
wash the sky in vivid shades of purple gold.
Frost patterns decorate with intricate designs
and black conceals the cold fingers, creating.
Stars, again, flirt with the aurora

and promises to spend day and night dancing
     together.


---

Alison

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LadyTom
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1 posted 03-02-2008 09:36 PM       View Profile for LadyTom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LadyTom

perfect. enjoyed the sky of sour seasons in the dream land.
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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2 posted 03-03-2008 01:26 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

My sweet Ali-girl.. you are simply perfection!   loved this and I'm sure Jaime will too!  love RDB

Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........

Jaime Fradera
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Aliiiiiiiiii!
I just went on the pip to see what was there,
and what did I find????
Thank yo!
for the paint brush of your words!
I'm going to copy it on to my portable 'puter so that I can look at it while doing tedious routine errands today.
Soon
Jaime
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I see how inspiration gets you! Beautiful writing!
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5 posted 03-03-2008 10:12 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

True magic unfolds through your inspired words, dear Alison.

Thank you Jaime for asking her!

love
Margherita
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a most fine 'write!'

I am particularly fond of the ending:

"Autumn nips at trembling leaves while sunsets
wash the sky in vivid shades of purple gold.
Frost patterns decorate with intricate designs
and black conceals the cold fingers, creating.
Stars, again, flirt with the aurora

and promises to spend day and night dancing
     together."

serious applause!!
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A lovely Picture you painted us

ARCTIC WIND
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8 posted 03-03-2008 05:47 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

"Sky of summer swoops in with Diva drama" I love the way you express yourself, Alison.
                                         Ida
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LT

Thank you so much for the visit.

Alison

____________

RDB

You got me blushing, girl friend.  Like I said the other night -- you are biased.  But, I do so love that about you.

Thank you.

xoxoxo
A

____________

Jaime,

I love your curious mind - and I love showing you my world.  Thank you for asking and caring.

Ali

__________

Dixie,

Thank you.  I appreciate you so much.

xoxoxo
Alison

__________

Margherita

You know, I think that the magic is in Jaime.  That's what I think.

Thank you for looking through my window.

Hugs and love,
Alison

__________

Bruce,

Thank you for all the encouragement.  You know, you make me want to try harder.  I don't think you realize how important you are to me here in PiP.  

Thank you.
Alison
__________

AW

Thank you for peeking in.

A

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Ida,

Thank you.  I think the sky composes its own concerto and sings to its own opera.  All we have to do is listen.

Alison
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Fine descriptive writing...James
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WOW! I read this before, somehow didn't reply.
Suffice it to say, I KNOW the Arctic skies, and you've done such a beautiful job of painting them. Take a bow, poet!
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12 posted 03-07-2008 01:40 AM       View Profile for divine chaos   Email divine chaos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for divine chaos

Ali this is absolutely gorgeous, and I do
believe it's my favorite of everything I've
read of yours (and I've read everything
you've posted anywhere in the last several
years!)  You've grown so much as a poet,
and I'm loving seeing you do it


Sheli

By words the mind is winged
~Aristophanes~

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Thank you, James.

Alison
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Midnitesun darlin',

Thank you. You made me smile big.  I like thinking of you when I write something like this - and I wonder if you have seen it too.

xoxoxo
Alison
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Sheli,

You know some people's opinion just mean a lot sometimes.  Well, you are that person in my life.  Our friendship is so special and ... well, darlin', you blew me away.  I love you a great deal and I am a fan of your poetry.  Get writing again ... please.

xoxoxo
Love,

Alison

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quote:
Birds sing praise for longer days
mocking those who lie a-bed.


Now look who is finding treasures in the archives...




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Sunshine,

Thank you.  I had forgotten about this.  Jaime and I had been talking on Instant Messenger and he made me want to try to explain the sky - I am still happy that this poem brought him pleasure.  

He's always been very special to me and I am happy that you enjoyed this poem this was for him.

Alison
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It's amazing that we forget the little instances that brought joy to others. Jaime is a friend of mine as well...and it is good to see that he garners goodness around him.



 
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