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Months grouped together like careless footsteps
stroll upon the lashings accorded to me by the sun.
In January I am caressed by ghosts
or something as cold and invisible.
They intrude upon hair, clothes; books
dampen with monstrous hand prints.
    Are these shells of half-dead creatures
    holding themselves, ancient in a cavern somewhere
    or tethered to the earth by thought?

Bits of cloud, the flesh of heaven
picked off like a soft disease
nestle on my shoulder as if pulled from my sweater.
they emerge quietly like droplets of blood. Whisper:
          we are the teeth of ancient things.

White drift presses upon the house
and the window. Its cool breath scales
my chin, pries open my mouth like a tenacious lover,
and settles with a small sigh on the tongue
like a hiss of steam.
        We have made and unmade warmth.

Angry flakes brandish their sharp
edges in a dance of swords as they tumble,
and the sigh on my tongue becomes a shriek
as they meet flesh and disappear--
The last dying things of winter.
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Snow by ~Roulle is a sensuous reaction to winter. A fresh and exciting nature poem. ( Featured by lovetodeviate )
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LesCheveux Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
and the sigh on my tongue becomes a shriek
as they meet flesh and disappear--

and thus I fell in love with this poem.
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xxJ0YL0VENiMExx Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
the imagery is so beautiful. congratulations on the dd.
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tinyplaidninja Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Student Writer
amazing imagery!
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strawberryglitter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008   Writer
i never wanted it to end, every line took my breath away. the way you word things is so unusual and beautiful
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dorkalotum347 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008   Photographer
that's great imagery, and a wonderful poem!
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inwhitehouses Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
loved it.
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Lyricalicious Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
oh my... yes loved every word of it... keep up the beautiful imagery... and that first line was lovely...
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YourButt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
I love it! The first line really grips the reader!
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CharliePM Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Incredibly wonderful, brilliant images. Well done.
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uno2tres14 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008   Photographer
Stunning, truly fabulous.
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