snow day

six degrees
freezes breath to steam
new snow clings
to my roof
cloud-carved polar-bear hunger
with icicle claws

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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51 Responses to snow day

  1. Aw … ‘icicle teeth’ yeah! 🙂

  2. Alice Keys says:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. So graphic. One can almost see and feel it!

  5. Alice says:

    Chomped by cold.

  6. claudia says:

    cloud-carved polar-bear hunger
    with icicle claws…ha i like…snow and cold over here as well..though it starts thawing…

  7. Aria says:

    Have always adored icicles and their dig and beauty, all in one.

  8. brian miller says:

    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…

  9. Mary says:

    I like ‘icicle claws.’ So descriptive. This definitely sounds like our weather right now. I hate, hate, hate this extreme COLD.

  10. Laurie Kolp says:

    Brr… sounds cold. I love icicle claws. It can be so pretty.

  11. 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)

  12. Those icicles are deadly! Awesome work with words here.

  13. kelly says:

    oh, i am in this same place, brrrrr! this is wonderful!

  14. Miriam E. says:

    so cool (pun intended)! 🙂

  15. ManicDdaily says:

    Yikes! You make it very cold sounding indeed and a lot of cool (ha!) reversals here – k.

  16. unfetteredbs says:

    it is so very brutal. Love the polar bear Susan.

  17. mobius faith says:

    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.

  18. nelle says:

    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.

  19. Alex Dissing says:

    So much said with so little! Loved it, Susan!

  20. 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!

  21. shianwrites says:

    It’s the same today. 😦

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