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January River of Small Stones - Jan 12, 2012

Evening


Interwoven limbs
Like the fingers of two hands
Bare trees meet in light
Of moon and evening star shine
Beckoning me home
 January 12, 2012

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Comments

J Cosmo Newbery said…
And where is your home, Star Child?
Sometimes I see a sky in my Texas home like this ~ yes, it prompted me to write this just last night. Just wish I had had my camera. The trees actually looked like they were holding hands.

Thanks for the inquiry, Cosmo.
poetcolette said…
Awesome imagery, even without the photo! I love this one.
Thank you SO much, Colette! Your reading and comment mean a great deal to me.

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My Home Town

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