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© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

Waiting for Winter

The other afternoon I stepped out to stand in the sun.
Rays flowed over my shoulders like a mantle of atomic gold,
but carried on the wind I caught the scent of Jack Frost,
sent ahead as scout by Old Man Winter.

Today I waited in the bookstore for a café au lait
to jumpstart the weekend.
My gaze strayed to the high windows across and out there,
waiting for her lover Death, stood Madame Maple,
already wearing new accessories:
her tresses streaked with auburn,
her arms slightly denuded of the lush raiment she sports
in highest summer.

The year and I grow old.
Time to lay in supplies, I guess.
But where is that one to wrap me close and keep me safe
when dark comes early and the wolves grow quiet,
circling patiently ‘round my dimming fire?

© 2012 RC deWinter

Self-portrait in digital oils; from an original photograph
shot July 12, 2012..

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, virtualPhotographer, Akvis Oils

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  • Nicla Rossini
    Nicla Rossiniover 2 years ago

    August 31st 2012 Congratulations! Your work is featured in the group We Sell it FAST!

  • Honored! Thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much.

    – RC deWinter

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 2 years ago

  • Gracias, Peter.

    – RC deWinter

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago


    Excellent Image! 09/06/2012

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  • Thank you for choosing to feature my latest self-portrait.

    – RC deWinter

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work….

  • Thank you much, Jolante.

    – RC deWinter

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 2 years ago

    What a gorgeous self portrait, Regina.

  • Thanks so much :-) Sorry for the belated reply, I’ve been out for a week recuperating from surgery,

    – RC deWinter

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