ice storm

Everything was made of ice

Frozen islands

White horizons

Deep cold chill descending

Crystal treasure

Endless light

Silent peace forever.

Turn me back to ice




Under a blanket of snow

Melting in the water

Icy chill

Timeless waterfall


Place me into ice

To the gift

Silent eternal soul


Encased with mercy

Nothing left


Lost in arctic light

In an endless season


Stop the pain

Change me back to ice.


Written for Poets United – Verse First – Icy

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7 Responses to Ice

  1. Mary says:

    Well, right now my world here is encased in ice, so your poem is very ‘real’ to me. But what I picture in your poem is an animal dying in the arctic and being preserved forever in a kind of icy tomb…..a ‘gift’ to be discovered by someone in a subsequent generation. You brought the ‘chill’ into your poem well!

  2. Kim Nelson says:

    Despair and want of isolation resonates throughout this piece. Your pacing and line breaks add drama. A dramatic and effective write.

  3. Sherry Marr says:

    I remember, when I was young, freezing myself to stop the pain and how much it hurt when I began to thaw out. This poem took me back. Especially love the lines “silent eternal soul”, “encased with mercy” and “lost in arctic light”. You have captured “icy” exactly.

  4. balladofthebee says:

    Glad I have the central heating on. I can feel the cold from your words. Very interesting poem.

  5. Judy Roney says:

    What a world you have in ths poem. I’m in Florida but I can feel the ice and cold (and the beauty) from here. Lovely!

  6. McGuffyAnn says:

    A lot of emotion here, Nicely done!
    McGuffy’s Reader

  7. Susan says:

    O one must live through the pins and needles to unfreeze and live–or die a beautiful sharp death. What a choice!

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