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Cotton Candy Winter
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Peter A. Witt


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Winter covered the naked trees
in cotton candy dresses,
camouflaged the earth in powder puffs,
dotted silent sky with wisps of tinsel
spread by shy wind whispers
from the mouths of shadowy white hares
hesitant to paw for green grass tendrils
lest they disturb the silent scene.


© by Peter A. Witt.
Used with the authorís permission.


Peter A. Witt is a retired university professor who lives in Texas. An active birder and photographer, he has published two volumes of poetry and a family history (Texas A&M Press). Peter's poetry deals with personal experiences, both real and imagined; his work has appeared in a variety of venues.

 


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Wilda Morris:
Beautiful descriptive images!
Posted 01/11/2024 09:44 AM
Jancan:
Magical descriptions!
Posted 01/10/2024 03:03 PM
Larry Schug:
A scene to be kept in memory, or better yer, a lovely poem.
Posted 01/10/2024 01:49 PM
CamilleBalla:
Nice Cotton Candy Winter!
Posted 01/10/2024 01:40 PM
Lori Levy:
Beautiful imagery.
Posted 01/10/2024 01:22 PM
Anastasia:
So many wonderful images! Thank you, Peter!
Posted 01/10/2024 12:14 PM
Colleenk:
Lovely imagery. And I can feel the cool.
Posted 01/10/2024 11:54 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
I love this poem because the imagery of naked trees wearing cotton candy dresses, powder puffs and shadowy white hares turns a drab day into a beautiful one.
Posted 01/10/2024 10:47 AM
Bishop1956:
Bravo, Peter. If that's the sort of winter you're enjoying, I'd like to live there.
Posted 01/10/2024 10:31 AM
michael escoubas:
Both lyrical and visual. Congratulations, Peter and thank you.
Posted 01/10/2024 09:44 AM
cork:
shadowy white hares: I will look for them.
Posted 01/10/2024 09:37 AM
Judy:
Just simply beautiful!
Posted 01/10/2024 08:57 AM
NormaB:
I love the shy wind whispers! Beautiful and original!
Posted 01/10/2024 08:28 AM
David:
Nice imagery and just right touch of alliteration. Nicely done!
Posted 01/10/2024 08:01 AM


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