Friday, October 18, 2013

Only A Frosted Season

Breathing blue sky in ice
I wander the frozen cavern of chance
searching for reasons.

Answers trail footprints
through my thoughts,
but the winds of circumstance
swallow me in its blizzard.

My quest for why loses its appeal
as I embrace the beauty
of snowflake moments
falling around me.

Each day is unique.
Time never repeats itself.
Winter is only a frosted season
preparing me for the joy of spring.


©Susie Clevenger 2013

At Real Toads Hannah offered the beauty of the Mendenhall Ice Caves in Juneau, Alaska as inspiration for our writings. 



18 comments:

Grace said...

I like embracing the beauty of snowflakes & looking forward to the joy of spring ~ Hope you are well Susie ~ Happy weekend ~

Robert Bourne said...

I echo what Grace said...and I shall repeat that line every day till spring comes again... :)

Margaret said...

Third stanza is a life lesson ! Very nice.

Helen said...

'Winter is only a frosted season' ..... I am going to make an effort to remember these words come January!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A very beautiful poem, kiddo. I especially love "I wander the cavern of chance searching for reasons." Me, too! "Winter is only a frosted season" is very lovely.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the last two lines. I'm also going to try to remember them in January.
K

Vandana Sharma said...

:)Everyday starts with hope and aspiration and ends with some disappointments and some accomplishments. So, true each day is unique.

Kerry O'Connor said...

What is truly remarkable about this poem is how it offers two in one. After reading it as a whole, I went back and read the first italicized lines to discover the heart of the poem.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

last lines are so beautiful.....loved this...

Bill Nicholls said...

I like the last verse it rings so true

Brian Miller said...

embracing the beauty of snow flake moments....cool line....really tight little piece...i think the first stanza may be my fav...breathing blue sky...in the cavern of chance looking for reason....both really cool elements....

Susan said...

Back again! I like the "snowflake moments."

TALON said...

I've loved reading the poetry inspired by the ice caves. Every single one has taken me on a journey. This is beautiful, Susie. "snowflake moments" - love love! I know we're gonna have some of those soon and maybe I'll use this as inspiration to embrace the chill. :)

Congrats on "Dirt Road Dreams" - I'll be ordering a copy today.

Sam Edge said...

I think

"embrace the beauty of snowflake moments"

Is one of my all time favourite lines EVER!

Ella said...

I love the snowflakes-because we all know how unique they are! Magical
Susie! I think of you and hope time flies~

Hannah said...

This entire piece just breathes of hope! I love it, Susie...thank you for writing!

Lisa A. Williams said...

Beautiful Susie!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Susie, the uniqueness of life reminds me of the ever-changing snowflakes you mention in your poem. I am ready for winter, and I know it since I didn't shiver once reading this!

Your form, using the first sentence as a jumping-off point, is very effective. Sorry I've been absent of late... back now. Amy