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    Thank you, Cassie and Danik!

    The next subject is "January".

    The deadline is January 31st.

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    Ianuarius

    In winters tightening grip we face
    these dull, grey days in lassitude and
    lose ourselves in plans for summer sun.
    Wishing time and life away
    seems to be a speciality of man.
    Why can we not see the beauty of what is?
    The monochromatic calm after
    garish onslaught from colours
    nature never sought to birth.
    The freezing blanket wrapped
    tenderly over sleeping vegetation,
    allowing rest before the exertions of another year.
    Time to think,
    to breathe the fresh clean air of new beginnings
    as past reflections glimmer in the seasons pallid light.
    Live here and now.
    Embrace this first and most
    exciting of the months to come.
    Dance through the storms,
    leave angels in the snow
    and hear the silence of a foggy
    morning gradually disperse
    to give the world a voice once more.
    In winter’s tightening grip stand firm and tall,
    accept the season’s gifts, then hold them close
    for who can tell if they will come again
    to herald vanward life into the spring.

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    Congratulations YesNo. That really was good.
    Last edited by prendrelemick; 01-18-2017 at 07:13 AM.
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    Thanks, prendrelemick! We need another entry in this contest so there are at least two. There are about 13 days left in January.

    Congratulations on winning the minimalist contest!

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    I'm trying, but Cassie's poem is fantastic!
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    Summer

    Waters of January, waters of March
    Crashing cars,
    Crushing clusters of dwellings
    Drenching, drowning, dissolving
    Waterland
    heinous heat
    Slow, slurching Saturn
    presides the ensuing stillness.
    Give me the new seeds of April!
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 01-18-2017 at 10:24 AM.
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    January and December

    Come here my January boy,
    And we'll pass some time together.
    For I am in December mists
    And, just as yours begins,
    My childhood is returning.
    So while I can still glimpse
    The wisdom of your innocence,
    That trumps this faded pastiche called wise
    Built so carefully of Worldly values,
    Let us enjoy some childish prattle,
    About trees,
    And the noise the wind makes,
    And that slug called Bob
    We found across our path that day.
    And let me feel again
    The ageless truths of childish age ,
    The sweet fascination of small things
    When seen through bright unsullied eyes.
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    The deadline has passed and now comes the hard part to pick who will lead us in the next round. Let's see:

    Cassie Hughes: I agree that we should appreciate winter more and not wish it would move on swiftly to spring. I liked the lines: "The freezing blanket wrapped/tenderly over sleeping vegetation". I think plants handle it better than we do.

    Danik 2016: It occurred to me while reading your poem that your experience of January in Brazil must be far warmer than what I am used to unless I take a vacation to Miami and get further south. I liked the phrases "Waterland" and "heinous heat".

    prendrelemick: There is nothing like watching children to see the "sweet fascination of small things" when seen through their innocent eyes.

    Now the hard part. I'd flip a coin (a couple times), but I might as well just pick one of these and be done with it. They are all good.

    The winner: Danik 2016

    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations Danik 2016 !
    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

    5-14-2005

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    Thanks, Yes/No and Tailor. This comes as a complete surprise!

    Our next theme is "Seasons".

    As to content and form you can hand it as freely and as imaginetively as you want.

    The deadline is February 15th.

    Enjoy yourselves!
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Congratulations Danik 2016. Well deserved.

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    Thank you very much for your generosity, Cassie!
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Seasons

    While passing through the Earth’s fine year
    The seasons guided me.
    Each one charmed me in some way,
    But none of them would stop to stay.
    All left eventually.

    They said they’ve lovers in the north.
    The south they want to see.
    Resigned to change I watched each go.
    They’ll be back in a year or so
    Or so they promised me.

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    Thanks for that first lovely entry, Yes/No!
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    One good entry, still five days to go!
    Let´s have your poems, ladies and gentlemen!
    "You can always find something better than death."
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