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Merle Hazard


is the barren beauty
of unmasked trees,
the benediction of soft
snow   the white grace
of silence    the peace
of aloneness    the patience
of abiding until Spring

© by Merle Hazard.
Used with the author's permission.



Merle Hazard lives in Macon, Georgia. Her poems have appeared in a number of secular and inspirational publications. A home health and hospice nurse for many years, she worked as a director of programs as well as at bedsides. Now retired, Merle enjoys reading, walking, playing bridge, feeding the birds, her garden, and spending time with friends and family--including her two sons and six grandchildren.





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Beautiful expression of winter. From your days in Wisconsin, not Georgia, I'll bet. Barb Germiat
Posted 02/26/2020 11:19 PM
Wilda Morris:
This is so lyrical. Thank you for sharing it!
Posted 02/26/2020 06:30 PM
Exquisite contemplative poem embracing Winter. I especially like ?barren beauty of unmasked trees?.
Posted 02/26/2020 03:47 PM
Posted 02/26/2020 10:27 AM
Simply lovely.
Posted 02/26/2020 09:46 AM
I love your spaces.
Posted 02/26/2020 09:24 AM
I love the word 'abiding'. Lovely poem.
Posted 02/26/2020 09:07 AM

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