to melt

to melt

A Poem by Emily B

Gazing at the frozen lake today,

noticing

one lonely, rushing stream

when the rest of the water was solid

unmoving--

 

it occurred to me

that no matter how warm the sun

 

the thaw can only happen

 

a little at a time.


© 2010 Emily B



Author's Note

Emily B
it's a little thought, maybe it will grow

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it's a lot like the mind too..I've found in life and even in doing mind altering plant substances..you can only be shown so much at a time..whether it's subconscious visions or profound ideas..there's layers to the mind..there's reasons people go insane when they take in or give out too much at once..consciousness is a natural flow. Take it from me, I'm borderline manic-depressive.
But anyway, this imagery has the proper pace and poise and grace and flow to make your thoughts and the readers' come alive and converge at just the right spot..

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 7 Years Ago


4 of 4 people found this review constructive.

Emily B

9 Months Ago

god I miss you



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Emily Burns,
"To Melt" relates the need to allow things we ache for and chase to happen in their own time. I do love it when we can draw truth from what we see in nature. The gradual release of life giving moisture gradually urged on is such a wonderful image within the beauty of a frozen lake to me.
Blessings to you and I enjoyed reading a new poet and your early poem as well. kathy

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A profound thought and nice imagery. Well expressed

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Yes, a little at a time, a lot of patience and some luck, we all get there in time.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily B

4 Years Ago

can you tell me where you stumbled upon words i wrote three years ago? I am trembling a little at th.. read more
rhythm&blues

4 Years Ago

It popped up on the live feed, and I'm very glad it did.
Emily B

4 Years Ago

awesome :)
This is the poem I needed to read today, thank you Emily, as once again your writings have tempered my mood.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Corset

4 Years Ago

The site "pops" up the poem when someone comments I guess, so it looks like a new writing , fate I s.. read more
Emily B

4 Years Ago

In real life, we are all sexy, confident, amazing women. We are poets, creators, artists, hear us RO.. read more
Corset

4 Years Ago

lol! yeah!
Good job! You understand a lot about nature and the world.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily B

4 Years Ago

thank you :) it's all there, just waiting on somebody to notice
ApplesAreAmazing

4 Years Ago

You're welcome! =)
I have no clue how I ended up here, but am I glad I did. This piece wanted me to read it! I need this very reminder today. Small changes precede the big ones. Love this work, Emily.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily B

4 Years Ago

i've had that feeling before, some pieces of writing mesmerize util i finally get there
Nice imagery. Good Job

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I think it's a very big thought. There is a larger metaphor at work here, and a lesson as well. Things don't always happen at the speed that we wish they would. We must be patient and "go with the flow" so to speak. Well written, in your usual fabulous style.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice metaphor for all change as it can only happen a little at a time, the sluggish human psyche needs time to catch up to all decided or undecided change.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Emily B

Richmond, KY



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