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Off Lawson Road

Like a miracle,
one Lady Slipper
pushed her way crooked
through the crust of snow
while one Tiger Lily knelt
hoping to live on.

Lady Slipper began to bloom,
opened up and beheld
Tiger Lilly in his struggle
for one last breath.

But no color thrives
in northern Winters . . .
There is no exciting life about the
fields and forests.

Freezing rain and snow
become enemies of the heart
which grows dark
and discovers the cold
is no place
for fancies to grow.

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knocked my socks off! There are no criticisms here. As nice a poem about winter in the Northeast as one could want. ~ Geez.
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It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

I get winter from this. nice!

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just so you know; the pink and white Lady Slipper is the state flower of Minnesota. here is an address that lists all state flowers:

https://bouqs.com/blog/50-official-state-flowers/

a very nice post for summer, to cool us all off. the only color found in the Midwest in Winter are the red barns. I liked these lines:

Freezing rain and snow
become enemies of the heart
which grows dark
and discovers the cold
is no place
for fancies to grow

it is nice to see you, Mark
*hugs, Cat

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Lady Slipper was a protected plant in MA
Mark

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