Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Frostbite


The chill of your silence is brutally clear;
I may freeze to death, I fear.
I foolishly made a fatal mistake,
and now myself I must forsake.
In your blizzard I’m all alone;
your frost chills me to the bone.
How sorry I am, you’ll never know. 
I didn’t mean to make it snow.

Poem & Image: McGuffy Ann Morris
Poem from my book, "Weeds"


36 comments:

  1. This is why life with fur companions is easier. You might get the back of disrespect from time to time, but you do always know where you stand...and they're far, far more forgiving of any mistakes. :-)

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    1. You are right, in that animals are always genuine and almost always forgiving. If they don't forgive, it is usually a human's fault.

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  2. Perfect verse to go with the photo. Bring on spring!

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  3. O boy, this can go so many ways! all in the mind of the reader! Perfect poem today too! I thought spring was moving in, and sure enough oh man winter blew his stormy way in again! Yikes!

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  4. Great poem and we are so ready for Spring but fear we have a ways to go. Love the great picture. Take care.

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  5. This made me think of my mother. When she was angry she would be so cold and icy. Fortunately, there was always a thaw that followed.

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    1. I am glad you can look back with understanding. Patents are human, and sometimes their children never realize that.

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  6. It certainly is the pits when relationships cool off to that extent. What may be called the well of despond!

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    1. No matter how we wish it to be, we cannot control other's feelings.

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  7. I know some people like that... Great poem for this time of year.

    Mother Nature's anger must have passed because we are thawing at the moment. It won't be long before something sets her off to her chilly self again.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. It thawed here over the weekend. Today we are in the mid-20s and have snow showers and wind! Hugs.

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  8. What a great play on the cue...so well written...where do I look for your book?

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    1. Thanks, Zoe! You can find my book on Amazon. You can click on the title "Weeds", in this post, or the book in my sidebar. Either will take you there, to the book.

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  9. You are so talented. Yes, I can take that poem a couple of different ways too - love that about it. Makes me wonder which the poet had in mine - or did she do that on purpose to keep us guessing?

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. They mean a lot to me. Poetry should be open so many can relate.

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  10. Wow ... absolutely fabulous. Brava to you, my friend!

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  11. That photo is great. We haven't haven't had any real snow this year as yet. Enjoyed your accompanying poem as well. XO, Janet

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    1. We have had quite a bit, but this was actually from the blizzard of 2011. Thanks!

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  12. Some cold is so deep, there's no recovery.

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  13. I have known this icy cold, it can be very hard to live with. Your title is perfect... "Frostbite", yes indeed! The last two lines were incredibly beautiful, I have committed them to memory. Thank you for your words, Annie - soft as a snowfall, and yet so very powerful.

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    1. I remember writing this, and it was a difficult time. I am glad you like it and can relate. Thanks for allowing me to share it with your prompt.

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    1. Thank you! It is good to hear from you again!

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  15. I recognized that poem! Perfect with the image.

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    1. That is the best thing you could say to me, that you remembered it! THANK YOU!

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  16. Sounds like the relationship has taken a turn for the worse. Of course it could also be a conversation with Mother Nature this time of the year. Love the combination of the poem and the photo.

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts! It is always interesting to me to see where my writing takes people.

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