Song of the Ice Storm [poetry friday]

I wasn’t planning to post today, but Betsy’s Michigan poems inspired me when I stopped by to check out the round-up. So for my daily poem this morning, I wrote Song of the Ice Storm.

Song of the Ice Storm

winter storm swoops in
on silent wings,
but it nests in noise:

it clatters and clinks
like silver shells or
icy shards

it squeaks below my feet
like autumn’s back door
creaking closed

it cracks like a great glass egg
breaking open to spill
out winter

winter storm swoops in
on silent wings,
then hatches an orchestra of dry

–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

Go check out Betsy’s Poetry Friday Roundup at I Think in Poems. See what her beautiful Michigan poems inspire in you!

28 Responses

  1. Lovely poem of winter with autumn’s door creaking closed. I’m glad you joined in today.

  2. Lovely poem of winter with autumn’s door creaking closed. I’m glad you joined in today.

    1. Thanks, Jane:>) Sometimes a storm is much more enjoyable on the page than in person. I do love the beauty of an ice storm, though–afterward.

    1. Thanks, Jane:>) Sometimes a storm is much more enjoyable on the page than in person. I do love the beauty of an ice storm, though–afterward.

    1. We didn’t get an ice storm, but the Poetry Friday roundup post made me feel like we did. Thanks, Linda!

    1. We didn’t get an ice storm, but the Poetry Friday roundup post made me feel like we did. Thanks, Linda!

  3. Laura,
    Love the use of simile to describe the winter storm: “LIKE SILVER SHELLS OR
    ICY SHARDS.” I find the structures of poems fascinating and really enjoyed the way you used the first stanza again at the end, but changed just one line. Perfect!

    Cathy

    1. Thanks, Cathy–I appreciate the feedback. The ending was a quick whim…I couldn’t figure out how to sum it up, so I just repeated:>)

  4. Laura,
    Love the use of simile to describe the winter storm: “LIKE SILVER SHELLS OR
    ICY SHARDS.” I find the structures of poems fascinating and really enjoyed the way you used the first stanza again at the end, but changed just one line. Perfect!

    Cathy

    1. Thanks, Cathy–I appreciate the feedback. The ending was a quick whim…I couldn’t figure out how to sum it up, so I just repeated:>)

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