Frost paintings (thanksgiving acrostic)

Thin-drawn frost paintings
Hug my window this morning
Angling condensation into
Nautilus patterns, or ferns.
Knowing physics is what
Shapes patterns on this
Glass, and how crystal forms independent of vision
Innocent of the beauty it creates is no less magic than that
Vagabond Jack
Intent on his art
Navigating the spring he spins,
Giggling mischief, teasing bloom from frozen air

We are doing acrostics for Dverse today.  My best Thanksgiving wishes to my friends in the US.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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33 Responses to Frost paintings (thanksgiving acrostic)

  1. Green Speck says:

    What a lovely acrostic. Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  2. Miriam E. says:

    How beautiful, Susan! Happy Thanksgiving from overseas!

  3. mobius faith says:

    And a happy Thanksgiving to you. May you enjoy a peaceful shopping-free weekend.

  4. ruleofstupid says:

    “I’m crap at acrostics” she say’s – a week passes – “I lied” she admits, albeit cryptically… tsk – a pornographer and a liar – I shudder to think what’s next. How my porcelain gods have fallen!

  5. nelle says:

    Nice work, fun read.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. janehewey says:

    nautilus patterns or ferns. how wonderful! I love “how crystal forms independent of vision” !

  7. claudia says: the Nautilus patterns…yeah it is physics but still so much magic that it makes me hold my breath each time i see frosted paintings..happy thanksgiving susan…even though i’m not american and even though i had pizza instead of turkey…thankful for seeing you in the pub on such a regular base…smiles

  8. Beautiful imagery. Doesn’t it make lovely patterns on glass too. 🙂

  9. So well done, Susan. Wonderful images that come from careful observation.

  10. brian miller says:

    ha beautiful imagery….i love the crystal frost that clings to the window…a little bit of natures art…happy thanksgiving to yoU!

  11. OrangeUaPoet says:

    Vagabond Jack…nice job using the acrostic form…appreciate the capture of weather’s fanciful impact during this holiday.

  12. Sabio Lantz says:

    Fun: ” creates is no less magic …” Indeed, depth of knowledge, connections, causality and yet-to-be-explored can be much richer than just the simple view. Well penned.

  13. So very clearly drawn, all those images of frost, that I can almost feel the chill. Wonderful acrostic! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    • Thanks, Sam, I did, and so glad you liked this. Don’t think you celebrated this with a dinner the way we do here, but I certainly got gratitude from your poem, which was lovely…

  14. Beautiful! It was a warm Thanksgiving here, but it certainly has been the frost-filled wonderland you described 🙂

  15. kaykuala says:

    Such a wonderful acrostic, Susan! It’s chillingly sweet! Happy Thanksgiving!


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