She said, He said

She said, He said

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
"

Blame it on tv

"
i watched in total awe
as ice crystals grew in
fine slow motion footage

bare branches became
draped in winter filigree
a haunting breathless beauty

i gasped at this sheer loveliness
as pristine white layers disguised
dark stark fingers of bark

beckoning boney digits
a fantasy fairy land of coldness
intricate, delicate, perfection

"how can you convey in words
such creation", says i and he replied
without the blink of an eye

without hesitation, he said
with his own brand of sincerity
"don't ask, it all looks friggin freezing"

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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Ah, the end gave me a smile and chuckle, thank you for that. I really like the inviting way you limned your imagery here as if I could see your finger pointing as you say, "Loo, you see". You always educated me on a word, filigree, thank you for that as well. Wonderfully explained and expressed poetry, Christine. tyfs

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Cyprian. This explains the difference between a poet and an engineer, sitting on the sofa .. read more



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Ah, the end gave me a smile and chuckle, thank you for that. I really like the inviting way you limned your imagery here as if I could see your finger pointing as you say, "Loo, you see". You always educated me on a word, filigree, thank you for that as well. Wonderfully explained and expressed poetry, Christine. tyfs

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Cyprian. This explains the difference between a poet and an engineer, sitting on the sofa .. read more
Haha, I'll agree with him. I grew up with cold winters and got out when I could, to 26°N. Sure, all that winter wonderland is lovely on the TV, but its "friggin freezing". Thanks for sharing this funny one.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Pleased you enjoyed the humour here. My husband and I watching the same TV programme. World's apart... read more
I am glad the Winter's blues are gone dear Chris. I need the warm days and the sun upon my face. I do understand this poem. Your home and Michigan. Winter can be nasty. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you dear Coyote. It illustrates how two people can look at something and see it in a completel.. read more
Coyote Poetry

5 Days Ago

Hello dear Chris and you are welcome. Me and my wife. I like organization. She don't.
Christine Anne Shaw

5 Days Ago

Ha ha. They do say opposites attract :)
I smiled reading this beautiful poem. What an eye to describe beauty when it is freezing cold..... But not everyone has that romantic eye:).... Some are plainly straight in their approach. It's a very good humerous write....

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dear Sima. Pleased you saw the humour here. I am a poet and my husband an engineer. He is far more p.. read more
lol! that is just priceless, i love it!


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Christine Anne Shaw

11 Months Ago

Thank you Ana, pleased you enjoyed the humour :))

Chris
Ha ha, Chris. Not everyone has your poets eye. It is a gift like art or music. Your description of the winter wonderland is fine but I guess you had in mind other fish to fry.
Or perhaps he was winding you up.
Cheers,
Alan
Just to make you jealous we've just taken the ferry across to Tangier for some winter sun.


Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Alan for checking in. II hope you have A lovely holiday. Enjoy that winter sun. I have jus.. read more
Interesting how people view the cold, freeze, colorless season; you make it vivid with your exquisite imagery, the “ sheer loveliness” , but I also like the end where he said don’t bother me “it’s friggin freezing”! Two exact opposites. Lovely poem Christine. Best,Betty

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Betty. That's the poet in me and the engineer in him coming out. Dreamer versus realist :).. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Year Ago

You fooled me, but still got the gist of the poem. I love your imagery! You’re, Betty
Winter can be dangerous
cold bitter brittle and unforgiving
but yet she can be beautiful
and childlike for us all if we're
safe in her slopes and out in
her beautiful cold weather.

bare branches became
draped in winter filigree
a haunting breathless beauty

Lovely ink 😊💛


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Benita, I thank you for your visit and appreciating the beauty of winter through the eyes of a .. read more
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

1 Year Ago

It's a pleasure Chris
I enjoy reading your
Lovely work 😊💛
I love everything about your poem Chris, your beautiful imagery and these lines are my favourite: “ beckoning bonnie digits, a fantasy fairy land of coldness , intricate
delicate perfection” sounds blissful and dreamy . I also like he said.. “ with his own
brand of sincerity, don’t ask it
all looks friggin freezing . Made me laugh that did lol
Superb poem


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Pleased the humour got through to you Katrina. Needless to say, him indoors doesn't have a poetic so.. read more
Katrina Mckeown

1 Year Ago

Was my pleasure Chris .. :)
Beauty doesn’t have a temperature it just is...beautiful through all seasons...brightening hearts without a reason...I can feel the icy chill🌹🌹🌹

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Kelly. It certainly was the coldest of scenes, but also incredibly beautiful. Have a great.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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