Of Snow and Ice



The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination.
  ~Terri Guillemets


Winter's paradox is a dazzling dame in chiffon so white
with supple lips of silence and sparkling yet peircing eyes.
Her graceful beauty is a fascination for all who long to see
yet when the cold winds blow she is as harsh as she can be.

Her hair flows like a flurry her skin soft like sheets of snow.
She has a polished elegance that we all wish we could know.
Her graceful beauty is a fascination for all who long to see
yet when the cold winds blow she is as harsh as she can be.

She glides like dancing snowflakes and has tenure where she lay.
Her awe becomes beguiling when we hope that she might stay,
for her graceful beauty is a fascination for all who long to see
yet when the cold winds blow she is as harsh as she can be.



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  1. smiles...nice...there are the contrasts of winter for sure....love the snow, the pristine fields of snow the way it dances and sparkles....but it can def be cold...smiles.

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    1. Thanks Brian you are always such a wonderful encourager in the blogospere! :-)

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  2. Carrie,

    This was a very calm and cool collection of fantastic words, which made me shiver. You have a great gift with word-making Carrie:)
    Lovely to visit your Blog, which always holds a new treat.
    Best Wishes for Christmas and New Year to you and your Carrie,
    Eileen:)

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    1. Thank you Eileen, you are so sweet...i hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well. :-)

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  3. I know this woman
    I dated her!
    I like how you repeated the harsh as can be line~seemed like a whispered secret.
    Love the line of tenure where she lay.
    Lovely and fitting description, Carrie

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    1. Thank you Rick, I hope that this woman did not break your heart too badly. :-)

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  4. You created a beautiful picture of what many saw differently. You saw it pure white dazzling and sparkling but not drab or cold as many would have done so! Great Carrie!

    Hank

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  5. I love your personification of Winter in these lines - there is an elegance in the portrait.

    PS. small typo on polished.

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    1. Thank you Kerry....that made me laugh when i went back and actually read it again....that is one of the most funny typos I have seen in a while....i make a lot of typos but I can't imagine how i missed that one! polishished is a true tung twister. :-)

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  6. Gorgeous Carrie!
    I agree you elevated winter's elegance :D
    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Ella, hope you have a wonderful Holiday with your beautiful family! :-)

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