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Winter's Room

Updated on August 28, 2012
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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Tender heart

restless in love's long complacency

stretches--

prying ajar

long-shuttered windows of hope

to light the darkened bottles of tedium

to stopper their viscous liquid

and to keep shutters from barring too tightly

the love protected within.


And as the winter sets in

with her torrents,

I sigh the sigh

of knowing


and leave a candle of tenderness

lit for you

within.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2011

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      andsoforth 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is very nice. It has a softness to it I like. I am familiar with that spot inside (if it is the one you refer to)...the one that doesn't want to close the door all the way. Thank you, Audrey, for sharing this...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      My pleasure and soforth---take care and Happy New Year to you!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Audrey....so. nice and beautiful...and dreamy like..I voted up and beautiful....debbie

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Debbie--Happy New Year to you!

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      Almost like love coming out of a winter hibernation. Just starting to open itself to spring. Lame analogy, I know. But your poem isn't lame. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading it--this is one that I have struggled with and I find it difficult to stop tinkering with that kind of piece--

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      Well, I think it is great as it is. But you, the writer, are the one that needs to be satisfied first. I tinker with mine quite a bit. Sometimes I come back months later and make a tweak here and there. It's nice to know it's not set in concrete.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I wouldn't change anything about this poem. It is beautiful just as it is. Regards.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Poetic Fool and Mary! I so appreciate your comments!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Great work here Audrey;take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Eddy! Enjoy your day as well!

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      I had to read it twice and I really enjoyed it. Wow! This hub deserves more attention. Nice work!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you thank you Mae!!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      This is beautifully observed - the sense of stillness, the love's flame fluttering within, the shutters... So visual and so tender. Love it!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Docmo!!!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      so beautiful..like you Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you unknown spy!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Superb poetry! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thanks inda! Hope all is well in your world!

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