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poem: i really should fix that broken windowpane, she said

November 25, 2008

it is still fall but the first winter storm

rattles windows fists of cold wind smash past

glass an arm reaches through a hand brushes

gainst breast cold dew breath on neck raises flesh

wind chimes warn now first drops of rain splish splash





splish splash splash

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2008 11:47 pm

    Cool poem. There is an eerie sense of foreboding, like the storm is creeping ghostlike.

  2. November 26, 2008 3:32 am

    I like the minimalism beyond splishes and splashes …
    from where I am siting now I can feel this poem
    (though by now the rain is frozen)

  3. November 27, 2008 8:13 am

    sounds cold, Annamari!

    thanks, Paul for noticing the eeriness and forboding. the storm could really do me damage…and i wanted to convey that fear, the dread, the sense of being violated in my home where i live

  4. November 30, 2008 12:36 am

    Don’t fix it. Let it be. Just for one more season. Describe the days you see through there.

  5. November 30, 2008 12:40 am

    oh, my Rick! that’s asking a lot! the window cracked, hmmn, 2001? yes, when i was painting my house and a friend was helping and bumped it. and this is the second or maybe even third winter it’s had a chunk out of it…so it gets covered up–like now in bubble warp that the 5 year old didn’t get to first!

  6. November 30, 2008 3:05 am

    okay maybe fix it. i’m liking your poems. thanks for the reciprocal visit and your kind words.

  7. December 8, 2008 9:31 pm

    thanks, rick.

    the window is fixed thanks to my local Fuller Paint and Glass! yay! he also fixed the crank on another window, replaced 2 with cracks, and advised on two others…lots warmer now!

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