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secondhanddreampoet
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        only winter

time compels our lives
until Winter becomes
the final season;
and tomorrows
are tightly measured
in the face of a thousand-mile
  December wind.

every forlorn traveler
remembers some ‘home’
to which this is no return;
and these pathless mountain
forests, that know no calendar,
become the last respite
for each unfinished life.

        --- b. e. adams (2009 passing)

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and tomorrows
are tightly measured
in the face of a thousand-mile
  December wind.


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Lovely, just so very lovely!!!

The Lady
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if I were to choose a favorite line
I would choose them all

your work is perfection itself

Marchmadness
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3 posted 12-31-2009 05:56 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I agree with The Lady. This has a lovely haunting quality to it. Just beautiful.
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4 posted 12-31-2009 10:19 PM       View Profile for gilead   Email gilead   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gilead

Hello Bruce, so good to read your poetry again. I love the reference to winter as the final season of life, and I know you must have had in mind the wondrous experience of having lived the spring, summer, and fall, as prelude to the end of all endings. Your poetry lifts me each time I have the opportunity to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing these splendid lines.
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5 posted 12-31-2009 10:26 PM       View Profile for gilead   Email gilead   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gilead

I was born in December, Bruce, and I see it not so much as an end, but as a force pushing against a door unto a new beginning. I think your poetry is much more about continuity, than it is about endings, even though endings have their rightful place in the scheme of life.
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Bruce,

I have to agree with Kate.  There is no single line to select as perfection - you write more than poetry.  You write feelings and weave them with the nature we love.

Happy New Year - I hope it is good for you.

Alison
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very good indeed

and these pathless mountain
forests, that know no calendar,
become the last respite
for each unfinished life.


happy new year

yann
 
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