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jjote
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Winter - the season when trees dare
to bare their branches to the elements
outstrip each other in their nakedness.

Gone are the  colors of autumn in disarray
leaves have long since withered and died,
in their stead are pristine prisms of icicles.

Trees lining a road eerie and white in snow
branches stretched out like skeletal limbs
snowflakes dazzle by the glow of moon and stars.

Shadows deepen to impenetrable ink
as blackness swallows up the night
leaving trees stark and desolate

Morning comes, bony tree branches
thrust  bold and sultry towards the sun
the gift of privacy is not their luxury.

I don't want to invade this intimate scene
nature's gift is like sharp, sweet wine
I drink in it, restoring peace to my soul.


@jjote 02/16/2017
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1 posted 02-16-2017 10:35 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

hello jjote, i loved the relationsship between you and the trees, these are fécondes images, wonderful sensations too

have a good day


yann
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Love, love the last stanza especially, jjote. I've always loved the forest. It was a place I could go and hide from the world when I was young. I traded the trees for skyscrapers when I came of age, but it was still a place I could hide. A shame I felt that hiding from the world was a good thing to me.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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peace is important and desirable...james
jjote
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4 posted 02-27-2017 12:24 PM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

Thanks Jerry, yes there's times I wish we're just on a journey on some time capsule and we can just get out anytime.

James, peace is so often hard to find these days - the world is full of hate and violence
 
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