Winter is Here!

Hey everybody, sorry about the brief hiatus I took from posting, but I have been running ragged for weeks and just now had to force myself to take a break and write.

But, you know, c’est la vie…

Today I’ll be offering you two different poems; the first by one of my favorite poets, e.e. cummings, and the second by me which was initially inspired by that piece.

So, before you go crazy from waiting, i give you e.e. cumming’s I have found what you are like:

i have found what you are like

the rain,

(Who feathers frightened fields

with the superior dust-of-sleep. wields

easily the pale club of the wind

and swirled justly souls of flower strike

the air in utterable coolness

deeds of green thrilling light

                       with thinned

newfragile yellows

 lurch and.press

 -in the woods

       which

          stutter

                 and

                     sing

And the coolness of your smile is

stirringofbirds between my arms;but

i should rather than anything

have(almost when hugeness will shut

quietly)almost,

                your kiss

Isn’t it absolutely lovely? I especially admire him for the unique line breaks/spacing, and the way some parts may not make much sense grammatically, but instead communicate a feeling of the poem so perfectly.

So I read this, and fell in love, and was inspired to try something similar. I was wishing for snow at the time, so I wrote about the beauty of winter snow and how I feel about it. Guess what happened a few days later? It snowed! Yes, there are several inches of snow on the ground now, and I am convinced that my writing has magical powers 😉

Snowfulness

don’t listen to what everyone else says

there is a

                    lovelyness

about snow

dancing patterns in the dusk—

softsound it never makes like a

                                                  sigh

stifled before it begins.

There is

             gentleness

in the taste it lends to the air

the scent

               it sets

                        free

                  to

                             the

                                            wind

the childish delight

igniting in our eyes

(and I think it reminds me of

          you)

(c) 2012 Marie KR

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