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Solstice Sundance at Noon

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Alison
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Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!


0 posted 12-24-2010 09:00 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alison


© Copyright 2010 Alison - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-24-2010 09:11 PM       View Profile for JerryPat   Email JerryPat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat

still life at sunset
a canvass drawn from the heart
a pause from your pen

. . . and the raven said, )!(%!~@~#&$ . . .

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2 posted 12-24-2010 09:19 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

And here I sit in warm abode
thinking 23 is way too cold
and there you are at 40 below...
like 'Deer said, "let it snow,
let it snow, let it snow..."  

Warm hugs, Alison!
Merry Christmas!

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3 posted 12-24-2010 10:24 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

VERY well 'writ' (great photo. also) !

Happy Christmas, etc. !!
ethome
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4 posted 12-24-2010 11:35 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

We get it almost as bad here on the east coast of Canada.
I don't think a person ever gets used to it they just tolerate it somehow.

However, that's a beautiful photo and the words within describe it so well.

No wonder Robert Srevice ended up on the south coast of Spain before he died. However, there's some rumour that he never was in the Yukon, but I think he was there working as a bank teller.

Take care and have a beautiful 2011!

Eric

ain't doin nothin at all just answerin the call
and kinda driftin away from it all
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5 posted 12-25-2010 05:02 AM       View Profile for easy1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for easy1

Appreciated, even from a locale that never gets that exceptionally frigid. I believe that -40º is the point where the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales meet.
Alison
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Merry Christmas all.  

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Jerry,

Thank you for such a beautiful response.

A

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Sunnyshine,

Thank you.  I love your poem and yep, I thought about Balladeer's carol too.

Love you
A

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Bruce,

Thank you, my friend.  You always make me feel so good about what I post.

A

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Thank you, easy1.  You are right.  Stay warm.

Alison
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Hope you had a great Christmas Alison!
Lori
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Thank you, Lori.  I hope that yours was beautiful as well.  Did you make coffee?

A
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Incredible contrast between the warm colors of the sun and the temperature you mention, dear Alison.

Brrrrrrrr, one would imagine that the cold makes even the sun too rigid to dance, but you succeeded in making it dance beautifully!

Love and warm hugs.
Margherita
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OHHHHHHHHHHHHH, ...
I guess I just have to use my imagination?????
You make me do that?
xoxoxoxo
Jaime
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Mourning Ginny


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Dear Ali.
Okay, okay, never mind the last post I'll get over it!!!!!!!!!!
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12 posted 12-26-2010 08:03 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Wow!, Alison and I've been whining about rain.
                         Ida
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Alison, your excellent photo and equally excellent poem complement each other perfectly (as always) .  You had me living your Alaskan life, for what seemed like forever.  The word “still” had me captivated in ways that I do and don’t understand.

Owl
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Wow! I have family who live in AK, too.  I shiver a lot in the coastal rains where I live, but this kind of cold is hard to fathom when you don't deal with it!  Your poem is truly awesome.  ~K
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ms ali-san...I think we should complain to the traffic department...the stop hand on the sign should have gloves on in this kind of weather..geeze LEDs have feeling too..guess I better put on a tee shirt...this made me feel a bit of chill..my tattoos are getting bumpy.  enjoyed it little one..it was very "cool".
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It'll get a little warmer once you're able to thaw out your furnace
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17 posted 12-31-2010 06:07 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Baby it's cold outside!!!  Thanks for sharing your world with us.  

You are a fine poetess and a talented photograper.

Happy 2011, Alison~
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It's true, I've seen it!

Lovely write.
Alison
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Margherita dear,

NOTHING makes the sun stop dancing.  It might freeze in space, but it dances on.

Love you,
Alison

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Jaime,

The picture is of the sun hanging low above some shadowed spruce trees.  There is car exhaust turning into what we call - Ice fog.  There are street lights showing at noon and it looks like dusk in most places.  It's mid day here.

The haiku says -

The afternoon sun
hangs low at forty below
a still life goes on.

Happy New Year, my friend.

Alison

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Hey Ida,

Rain can be something to complain about and find beauty in.

Love,
A

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Diana,

Happy New Year.  Thank you, my friend.  The word "still" is a play on words.  I was thinking of still life (as in art) and how still life is when it gets cold.

Love,
A

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Karen,

Thank you for reading and feeling.  It's always a joy to read your responses.

A

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Umm, Daark, I think that they are wearing gloves.  Maybe?  Or is it like the Emperor's New Clothes.  I think I see what does not exist?  Or am I too frightened to say that the LED are naked?

I don't know.  I am confused.  Cold confustion is a locational hazard here.

Love ya,
Ali-san

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Rex,

How did you know???

A

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Blusey Girl.

Thank you for the kind words.  I thank you for reading and taking the time to share your thoughts too.

xoxoxo
A

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Karou!  So long since I have seen your words.  You make me happy.  Happy New Year.

Alison
 
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