freezes breath to steam
new snow clings
to my roof
cloud-carved polar-bear hunger
with icicle claws
Aw … ‘icicle teeth’ yeah! 🙂
😉 careful–they do bite!
This is a lovely reminder of why I’m here in the sun. I miss the magic icicles though. Lovely work. I’m glad you’re better.
Thanks Alice, and yes–I have moved from fever poetry to ice 😉
Whoa icicle teeth! Great line/phrase 🙂 Frankly I don’t know which I would prefer, the teeth chattering cold or the sweltering heat that would soon burst its flames on us in Ghana come Mid February-March.
If you can send me some of that heat, I will gladly send you a swimming pool full of snow.
Willingly, my dear. (Laughing)
So graphic. One can almost see and feel it!
I should have warned you warm, tropical guys to put on a sweater first 😉
Chomped by cold.
hmmm. Now I am thinking of polar bears and want to change that fifth line to include them 😉
cloud-carved polar-bear hunger
with icicle claws…ha i like…snow and cold over here as well..though it starts thawing…
Ah, we had our January thaw, and a bunch more just snuck up on us 😉
Thanks for liking.
Have always adored icicles and their dig and beauty, all in one.
oh, me too.
icicle claws….smiles…we had friday off for snow…and we are supposed to get signifigant snow this friday as well…i hope…i love the snow…just bitter cold right now…nice capture…smiles…hope you enjoyed the day…
We sure did–enjoy yours, too, Brian!
I like ‘icicle claws.’ So descriptive. This definitely sounds like our weather right now. I hate, hate, hate this extreme COLD.
Oh, me too–and they are raking us, those claws. i had teeth initially, but I think claws work better.
Brr… sounds cold. I love icicle claws. It can be so pretty.
Thank you, Laurie–it is CCCCCCCCOOOOOLLLLDDDDD 😉 please excuse the stammering from my chattering teeth.
Come on. Hop a plane and fly down here to the California desert…I won’t tell you the weather report but, as I mentioned in comments on dVerse, I had to take my sweater off this morning on the 3rd hole, golfing. :0)
Ohhhh, you are so tempting me!
Those icicles are deadly! Awesome work with words here.
Gretchen, thank you! They certainly look scary right now.
oh, i am in this same place, brrrrr! this is wonderful!
so cool (pun intended)! 🙂
You are a punny, punny woman–love it!
Yikes! You make it very cold sounding indeed and a lot of cool (ha!) reversals here – k.
it is so very brutal. Love the polar bear Susan.
Thanks, Audra 😉
Love it, Susan.
Trent, thank you. I believe you are getting some of this snap too.
Yup. Try standing on top of a tall hill for a few hours, facing the wind. Not pleasant. This is much worse than normal, but hopefully warmer days coming.
Yes, I hear we are heading towards around 20F at the end of the week. Almost a beach day!
I’d take it. Well, peace out – got to try and slog my way homeward. Spahn and Sain and pray for rain, I say.
Love this. Short and crisp like the crunching sound footsteps make in snow on mornings like this. Went for a walk yesterday when it warmed up to 8 degrees got back to the car and realized I had icicles hanging from my mustache and beard. Currently 5 degrees outside while typing this time to think about heading out again in the arctic morning here in Akron.
Oh, I believe it. Right now it is 3 degrees with a -10 wind chill. Just got back from the store, and if I had facial hair, I would have icicles too. Was that from your breath? If so, that is really, really interesting. Didn’t know that could happen.
Yep, icicles just from the breath. Stay warm my friend.
You too, Terry!
It can look so pretty and yet be so harsh. Dressed right, it can be fun, so long as there is a warm place to gather in retreat.
So much said with so little! Loved it, Susan!
Thank you, Alex.
Sounds rather lovely. I just came in from 80f. But I shan’t complain. We had 14f just 10 days ago. The Sonora Desert is diverse!
Wow, that is quite the range of temps in a few days. We had a 62 degree day not too long ago.
It’s the same today. 😦
It is–even a bit colder.
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