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A moment by the campfire

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jbowie
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0 posted 03-14-2000 11:39 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbowie

While the slow burning campfire embers fade
swiftly to ash, long tendrils of swirling smoke
drift upwards to mingle and disperse among
the dried mid-winter leaves that dance about
on the skeletal limbs of bare tree branches

A cold north wind turns it's bitter face towards
the frozen snow covered lake, whipping up
tiny swirling snow devils, that spin about
and come to rest in a snow drift, gathering
upon the boundaries of a freshly plowed road

Far from the fire, pawprints outline the path
taken by a slinking grey fox, that slows to listen
to the sounds of a shrew beneath the layered snow,
busily gathering the succulent roots of dormant
grass to tide it through the harsh winter season

As wind passes from lofty frosted heights,
it falls quickly as if weighted, bringing with it
a bitter nip of cold, forcing me to pull closed
my winter parka as I sip a thermos of hot cocoa
that warms me, in the midst of winter


 A real man
kisses his children goodnight
© Copyright 2000 James Bowie - All Rights Reserved
Michael
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1 posted 03-15-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You took me there in every aspect, j.  felt that nip of cold, tasted the cocoa.  Wonderful imagery, my friend.


Michael
Denise
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2 posted 03-15-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent writing, James! I could feel that cold too! So glad Spring is just around the corner, aren't you?!

Denise
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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Oh, do I love this poem!  I'm a north country girl, and the snow and the woodland countryside holds a magic for me that few seem to know.  You paint such vivid pictures! You capture me with wonderful imagery - appealing to every sense.  I'm going to keep this one in my file of poems to enjoy again and again forever.

Martie
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4 posted 03-15-2000 05:31 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You have painted a beautiful picture for me with your words...thank you.
Nan
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Brrrrr.... Is it spring yet???

I like the visage, though.. Nice job, jb..
hoot_owl_rn
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Wow....I can feel the chill with this one  
jbowie
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7 posted 03-15-2000 10:41 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbowie

Michael- thanks and it's still damn cold here

RJGwaltney- well gosh, haven't had anyone like one well enough to keep it before- and I understand about us north country people

Denise- yeah my bones are still waiting to thaw

Martie- thanks and hopefully you are not in this picture

Nan- Ah my adopted mother - thanks and I bet cape cod in warming up

Hoot owl rn yeah I about froze my tuckus that day-

thank you all for your replies
 
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