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A fanciful collection of Fairy Tales collected and translated by Grace James. These imaginative and original fables are interesting reading for grown-ups rather than children. A collection of great stories featuring ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and other supernatural phenomena.
The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason
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It can very satisfying to work hard and be creative. Creativity is part of our makeup. Without a purpose in our lives, depression would quickly set in. Winter's sleep so close to death, piercing with his arctic breath. Brittle, naked limbs stretch high.
Shimmering lakes of silvery ice welcomes skaters' scarring slice. Hills adorned in lacy white watch children sleigh into the night. When I see birches bend to left and right Across the lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy's been swinging them. But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay. Read Complete Poem.
An awesome scene the artist paints, expert and deft his hand. Brush strokes swift, he draws with ease, a winter wonderland. Landscape sketched from memory, heavens and land entwine Rapidly the scene is set, exquisitely divine. The title story won the Writing. Morten Morland is a political cartoonist and illustrator. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
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Poems about the Beauty of Winter
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