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"Mother Nature's Dress of the Carpathian Forest: Winter Season"

Frosted rubies wrap on neck of birch branches.
Snow drifts over like a veil covering
Carpathian green-turned-yellow garments of grass.

Pedunculate oak pendants raise between hills,
Among the common beech brooches.
All tipped and jeweled of the northern snow.

Clawed Eurisian lynx and hooved Tatra chamois thread snow,
Stitching in patterns; zigzag, up and over, down and round.
But a padded-pawed bear hidden in the bosom of a cave.

Mirror Synevyr iced into palms of hands,
Fingers of fir cup reflection,
See above, sky flaked over in crystal dust.

Filling moist clouds, a golden eagle.
Perfume of wet blurred by the fowl.
Star-crossed eyes blind to see through.

Nest rings on stiff, snow-laden limbs.
Thick stumps covered in white nylons.
All covered over.

Twigs, those acute freckles, scattered.
Frizzled curls of determined begonias.
Rocks, those natural blemishes--unappealing but still most beautiful.

All covered by powder of concealer.

Hefty breath of winds,
Frigid only by conformity.
Spring up when it's time to undress!

I wish for spring all the time.

About this poem

I wrote this poem for one of my poetry classes. I love focusing on the beautiful nature, especially around wintertime where everything seems so magical and ethereal. However, I took a different turn in this poem. While focusing on the beauty of winter there's also the butterflies-in-the-stomach anticipation for spring.

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Written on November 11, 2021

Submitted by kyndra_p on November 06, 2022

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,095
Words 202
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 1, 3, 1

Kyndra Prietzel

I grew up in the suburbs of Salt Lake City. Now, I'm a part of the small town Logan while attending Utah State University. I enjoy reading and writing and love to spend as much time with my family as possible. more…

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