Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Fool In Winter


If it were up to me,

Tears would be like snowflakes--

They would make me

Austerely beautiful.


And after all,

Snowflakes--

Like a woman's tears--

Offer no explanation

And only a fool would even ask.


If it were up to me,

What I was would not follow me

Into who I am.

And if I were clumsy,

Or frightened,

Or lonely,


Someone would say,

Shay, why are you shivering?

They would say,

Cookie, why are you crying?

And hold this

Winter fool.

__________

14 comments:

After The Blackbird Sings said...

excellent

Kelly Dickson said...

if i could, i would rat a tat tat on your door, wearing a yellow dress and stripey purple tights, and take you on a picnic, to a garden, where i just smelled the pollen and show you new the buds and say *believe* in me as i *believe* in you

lovely poem...

Jannie Funster said...

I'd hold ya!

And I already think you're even more beautiful than the finest snowflake that has ever fallen.

Fireblossom said...

Thanks, Blackbird. :-)

Hehe, K, I would pay to see that, truly I would! (((((((K))))))))

Aw, my friend Tex. Thanks. At least you and K still love me.

Mama Zen said...

"If it were up to me,

What I was would not follow me

Into who I am."

God, that's good.

And, what about me? I love you, too! Why don't I count? Huh? HUH?

Fireblossom said...

Of course you count, Mama Zen! You count lots. :-)

Riot Kitty said...

Do you publish these? You should really try!

Love your comment on my mayor/sex blog btw.

Poutalicious said...

I agree with RK: You should get published. Really.

Debbie said...

This was so beautiful. I loved it.

Fireblossom said...

RK and Pouty...I'm waiting for that fabulous multimillion dollar offer. Care to wait with me? ;-)

Thank you, Debbie!

joaquin carvel said...

this is wonderful and wistful and gently meloncholic. i like it a lot.

Fireblossom said...

Thank you very much, Joaquin, and welcome to The Word Garden!

Scarlet said...

Winter snowflakes and a woman's tears...who can count them?

Fireblossom said...

It's soon an impossible task, Scarlet. But seasons do change, or so the rumour goes.