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Snow Grotesques

December 21, 2011
By Hannibal_the_Vegetarian_Cannibal SILVER, A Nice Place In, Virginia
Hannibal_the_Vegetarian_Cannibal SILVER, A Nice Place In, Virginia
7 articles 2 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain." ~Anonymous

"For he loved her, as you can only love someone who is an echo of yourself in your time of deepest sorrow." ~ Orson Scott Card

Formed from nature’s elements
the battle of warmth and cold
heaps of white powder,
sugar grains lumped together.
Slowly eroded
by snow, rain, cars
new forms emerge
as snow grotesques.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Jun. 8 2012 at 11:28 am
AdrienneMPayne SILVER, Gainesville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I write because it silences the voices in my head.

Wow, I love the contrasts here...  You take something simple...  The process of falling and melting snow... and you turn it into something interesting, reflective, and elegant.  That is the gift a writer.  I like this...  Alot.  Excelent.

on Mar. 12 2012 at 5:32 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1979 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

this is amazingly pretty!! its different from what i usually read, i like it a lot!!!

on Jan. 21 2012 at 1:17 pm
snaomi PLATINUM, Cheshire, Connecticut
43 articles 0 photos 38 comments
I really like the "battle of warmth and cold" theme - I think it would be interesting if the battle theme permeated the rest of the poem - for example, if "lumped" were a more active, violent world. I like the last line a lot. I almost want more - a longer description of the why they are so "grotesque" - nice start though :)