Thursday, January 3, 2013

winter thoughts

she touched the ice, it melted in between her fingers, dripping silently to the frozen ground----waiting to hold it's crystals again---when had she come here---where was she----she bent down to pick up some bird's feather, but it was embedden in the grassy snow--

her time had come and she knew full well that all around her was the motion of the wind and it would soon be taking her to another world----she held no fear and reasoned, that she might be dreaming----

her breath out in front of her in little circles----floating toward the heavens----

the beauty before her, called her name and she knew she had heard this voice before----only a few times, but it was like an old friend or fleecy blanket enveloping her in serenity--

the ice was all but gone now as she pressed it to her thirsty lips, tasting it as though it was a luscious nectar---she opened her satin cape, tossing it as she painfully opened her other hand and let go of it's content

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  1. You have some beautiful imagery here. I enjoyed this!

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  2. Lovely word connections, Lynn. I see an older woman, content in her life, but wanting more.

    This is a little different than your usual musings, and I like it.

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    1. thanks d.g.--as i told dana--it's just something i heard this morning and it wouldn't let me ignore it---:)

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  3. thanks dana--this ice thing and the woman just wouldn't get out of my mind--i know it's not like the usual poem--but it's what i heard---thanks again for reading it :)

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    1. awww thanks rebecca--thanks for letting me share it :)

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  5. I can picture this in my mind.

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  6. Wonderful work, Lynn! You have a way of making me feel like I'm right there.

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    1. oh i am so happy it makes you feel that way--thanks jackie :)

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  7. Very pretty! I wasn't expecting something so deep today, but it also has such a pureness to it. Nicely done Lynn!

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    1. thank you theresa--i wasn't expecting it either ;)

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Lynn. You've really outdone yourself!
    Julie

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    1. awwww that's so sweet--i am glad you liked it julie :)

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    1. it was meant as a poem--although i recognize that my poetry is a little unconventional---i am so happy you liked it sherry thanks <3

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  10. I see this as the beginning or the end of a story -- fantasy, with the ice imagery -- good, evil, a journey, all these images come to mind. Beautifully done, Lynn.

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    1. thank you so much---i don't know if it was her beginning or end :)

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  11. Beautiful. Winter always seems so magical to me.

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    1. it does in my head too christine--thank you :)

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  12. Very evocative, Lynn! I like it!

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    1. thank you ms. a---i am happy you read and liked it :)

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  13. A beautiful little vignette, Lynn.

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  14. Melting ice and satin capes, and the notion of saying good-bye--all very nicely done.

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    1. i love the way you have captured it! thanks so much cynthia :)

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  15. This is almost what it's like when I'm finishing my run through the woods, first thing in the morning... in 18 degree cold. "How did I get here? Why am I here?" Delusions of being in a warm, comfy bed spinning all around me. :)

    Kidding.

    Beautiful writing! Fantastic imagery... makes me want to turn the heat up. :)

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    1. haha thanks juli--it made me turn mine up too :)

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  16. Oh my goodness, Lynn. Just reading this makes me feel lighter a free--a true gift you've given in these bleak, cold months. Thank you for sharing the blessing of your writing, as always.

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  17. thank you meredith-- you're always so sweet and encouraging-- i'm glad you liked it:)

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  18. Beautiful. I love the nostalgic quality of your writing, Lynn. Haven't been around in a long time, but wanted to say hi. My best wishes for this 2013. I'll try to come by much more often. =)

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    1. yeah i have missed ya---thanks so much for stopping by georgina---and thanks for the wonderful compliment--happy new year to you too :)

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  19. Hi Lynn -- Your words remind me of my little walk outside in the snow with my kitty this morning. She tested the snow, walked out a short distance and then seemed to suddenly realize how cold her paws were. :D

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  20. Hello Lynn, very poetic, beautifully written. Happy New Year to you, and yours, and I hope it is filled with happy things.

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