Cortina in the Snow

Cortina in the Snow

A Poem by Tertia

You are dancing to Mud Slide
Right by the stereo
Singing with Taylor
To all the words
Your big sisters taught you
And don’t forget the Blue Horizon

Tape player is hanging around
The gearstick whirring a song
Taking us to where we would go
The city of hustle and lights
Coming back at midnight gone
Looking at pink clouds rolling
And the stars we’d never know

The Cortina skids in the snow
And it turned around
And turned us around
But somehow we were safe
In the middle of the icy road
We got to the places in between
Because we had nowhere else

© 2020 Tertia

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A tale of almost...didn't quite get to your destination, but glad you were safe....Liked all the music imagery; I'm thinking this might have been a dream; or just remembering old times with old music and cars..In any case i like the structure and the words used in the poem.
Best, Betty

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Great poem
I enjoyed this so much
I’ve never seen or been to the snow ⛄️

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Julie - I am surprised
I'm hoping it was a Lotus-Cortina

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Sorry it was only a mere Ford Cortina
Excellent - really well structured and nicely understated.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Thisd poem takes me back to care free days when I was a kid in Idaho. Thank you for the journey,

Posted 3 Months Ago

Wow, i like this, life throws us many curves. nicely written and expressed

Posted 4 Months Ago

Uplifting poem full of life and how it should be lived ... enjoying the moment of things. Loved the mention of "Tapeplayer" nostalgic times for me haha. Do you know in 1935. Reel to Reel recording tapes were invented. But beautifully penned. The car ride is always an escape to one's paradise. Keep writing sincerely your friend in poetry and life

Posted 7 Months Ago

Music snow fun.. All thing fun were there.... And then that skid. It turned around and turned us around.... So nice to read..

Posted 7 Months Ago

Deft, descriptive and light-hearted togetherness, dancing to Mud Slide - the now, then - the Blue Horizon. suggesting out of this world perhaps>? In other words soon as i reached third stanza I was wondering this and that. Whatever your intention, this is such a smoothly laid post and oh so graphic!

Posted 8 Months Ago

slide a glide nor a riptide won't ever hinder your stride dear Tertia

Posted 10 Months Ago

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Added on July 20, 2020
Last Updated on November 3, 2020
Tags: sing, dance, music, snow, ice, cortina, memory, then, poetry, verse, love, lost, past, stereo, car



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