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

November 25, 2008
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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

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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