Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Merger

[If you haven't checked out Cafe Writing, I strongly encourage you to pop over there. There are a set of prompts each month - great for those of us who have busy schedules that mean a week goes by too fast! This is for the Pick Three prompt to write something using three (or more) of eight words. I wrote one poem and then I found another in those prompt words, so you get a two'fer.]



The Merger

The freezing rain completed a hostile takeover overnight
and in the process drowned each leaf and stem.

In the morning every twig was encased in sparkling ice,
magnified as if gilded by invisible hands.






Oh!

I allow myself to be astonished
then time moves me to another state -
as fast as a perfect snow flake melts on my nose




12 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

very good use of the words. It contains beauty in a nutshell.

sister AE said...

Thanks, Gautami.

lissa said...

I like the merger - wonderful imaginary

sister AE said...

Thanks, Lissa. I'm glad you stopped by.

AmbiguityLotus said...

Wow, beautiful choice of words to create lovely images! Very succinct too. :)

sister AE said...

Thanks, AmbiguityLotus.

LittleWing said...

beautiful images...

sister AE said...

Thanks, LittleWing.

Becca said...

I'm amazed at the way you almost connected each of the prompt words, with barely any words in between. Beautiful...

And your first poem perfectly describes the view from my window today :)

sister AE said...

Thanks, Becca. I like word puzzles and a prompt like this one is a challenge to see how they do connect.

catherine said...

How beautiful in its simplicity! I saw pansies covered in ice the other day and thought how sad it was that they will probably die.

sister AE said...

Thanks, catherine.