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Stoic leafless trees resting, preparing for another year.
Lending a hand to everyone, quiet urban streets, a hint of coal burning.
Heavenly barren snow covered mountain landscapes in black and white.
Stopping to let a group of geese slowly cross the roadway.
Cold feet and numb hands warm quickly at the fireplace.
Short days and long nights.
Holiday reunions with family and friends, catching up and being thankful over large meals.
Wondering what the future holds. Reflecting upon priorities and establishing new goals.
Lamenting the death of old friends and neighbors, yearning to keep memories alive.
Beaming over all the beautiful children in my neighborhood.
Filled with wonder, who will ramble through my life in the coming year?
I see winter as a necessary part of life that holds the promise and mystery of the other three seasons to come.
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Loved your poem Joe, Happy New Year!
Good thoughts Joe, Happy New Year to you and yours!
Good thoughts! Mine mirror yours.
I have enjoyed reading your blog (and the rest of the website) this year. Looking forward to more in 2014.
All my love to you and your family.
Beautiful and contemplative poem, it reflects the season perfectly. Even made me shiver a little. Blessings to you and yours.
You are well on your way to writing and publishing your first book.
Although I appreciate all of your practical prose regarding your construction profession,
you are a sensitive and complex individual. You are a delight to visit with and a joy to know.
Happy New Year to you and your family. Here and there [Berkley] I hope we can enjoy many more years of discovery, adventures, culinary skills and poetry.