Snow Lies


Snow Lies

The snow lies softly
on the curve of the bare branch
as if its touch might arouse
as if this frozen blanket
might cause the sap
to burst through the
wound of your heart
as if you might awaken
to find my hand
on the curve of your bare arm
as if I might melt into
dark dormant bark
and wait for spring

Comments

  1. This is so lovely...we need to work on making the "as ifs" of our lives fond memories...

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  2. This made my eyes tear up... in a good way.

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  3. Now see? That's what I love about you! You take a four letter word and turn it into something beautiful.

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  4. Interesting -- you've used a cold substance to create an overall impression of warmth!

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  5. I love this poem. It was awesome...totally!

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  6. You know, the more I reread this the more I hear Angelica's (Meg Ryan) voice from Joe Versus the Volcano - I don't know why, but it feels like something she would write :)

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  7. I like the irony of "Lies" in your title, Bug. So sardonic the voice we can hear if we want to read it that way. Two conflicting juxtaposed levels makes goose bumps, girl...

    And these lines have plenty of power:
    "might cause the sap
    to burst through the
    wound of your heart"
    They wring my own heart.

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  8. This one is wonderful, Bug! I often wished to "melt into dark dormant bark and wait for spring." I just didn't know how to say it.

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  9. That is so pretty, Bug. We waiting for the snow to begin this afternoon. I hope we get a little.

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  10. Dinner looks great. I love the Jiffy cornbread too. yum. Love the moon picture. I hope you are framing some of these...so cool. Love the pig too. My favorite pics to see. love the outfit changes. :)

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  12. Really beautiful. I like the repetition of "as if" - very, very nice.

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  13. Letters for a birthday? That's inspired! Hope your cold goes well away and stays away.

    And YAY for tax-time pig!

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