Monday, February 3, 2014

Jack Frost


mischievous turned malicious
wielding icicles as shanks
plunge deep into each lung

shards stab and slash
slice and gash
no suggestion of foul play

red turned blue
robbed of breath
left gasping for air

Linking up with Imaginary Garden With Real Toads and Poetry Pantry

22 comments:

  1. yikes.....vicious verse....
    its wet and cool here today....
    the damp makes it worse
    so i am feeling the nip

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  2. Kathryn! Thank you for the letter. I just made it to my post office box and am looking forward to opening and savoring it. It's quite the counterpoint to this spiked pen ~

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  3. Strong...the truth of ice's destruction.

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  4. Loved your articles and your blog. Greetings from Nepal!! Keep posting!! :)

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  5. I just went through your homepage and read the poems and they are awesome...Bookmarked ur page!! :)))))

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  6. Wow. Yikes. I've not in the country anymore, but in a horror movie!

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  7. Beautiful image & those words are quite scary!

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  8. The poem is full of ice and coldness. Yes, it is quite scary. But I simply love the photograph! It is incredibly beautiful!

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  9. Love the close up of the icicle -- great choice for your new header. :)

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  10. Oh my goodness. No Michael Keaton cute snowman here. Love the turnabout, and, being one who spends a lot of time outdoors in all seasons, I can relate!

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  11. ps--Tristan is a beauty, as are all your furfriends!

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  12. yikes!
    this looks like a hummingbird to me.

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  13. First of all I love the photo....Definitely a scary piece...so vivid in its brevity. Fantastic write!!

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  14. oh heck... i felt the choking in my throat... fear can do this...

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  15. Yeowch--cold can do that--as you clearly know. Well done. k.

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  16. Yes, the cute little snow flakes and frost he leaves on the window has long since been replaced by far too many/much. I'm "over" him too for this year :)

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  17. stark ending though header picture is stunning ~ but then winter is something we live here, night & day ~ Hope it gets better in the coming days ~

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  18. That would be a dreadful way to die!

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    1. Thanks Gabriella, I creeped folks out with this one.

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