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Brittle Etchings

Updated on April 4, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by larryfarr
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my #4 for National Poetry Month



cold has its own language.

leaves traces,

cuneiform angles

over glass

making both more fragile

in the wind.


i would wipe them clean

sift words,but etchings are brittle

and spring approaches.



© 2017 Audrey Howitt

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      Nithya Venkat 3 weeks ago from Dubai

      The picture is beautiful, and your words add depth to the image. Winter has its own language - beautifully expressed.

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      Vladimir Karas 3 weeks ago from Canada

      Audrey---Your beautiful poem so depicts my Canadian winters, their crystal coating the snow and making the world look surreal at times. The picture adds to it.

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      MizBejabbers 3 weeks ago

      Audrey, that's a beautiful scene you paint with words and so is the photo. It is becoming a very rare scene now where I live.

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      Louise Powles 3 weeks ago from Great Yarmouth

      That's a beautiful poem, Audrey. And I love the added scenic photo too.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful words to wipe away the scenes of winter...

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      ThreeKeys 3 weeks ago from Australia

      I can feel the freezing temperatures. Great description.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Your last line is like some startling that makes me sit up. So good!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 weeks ago from California

      Brr--me too threekeys! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 weeks ago from California

      Thank you Valkaras!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 weeks ago from Arkansas, USA

      Nice! I miss your poetry! I'm not around here much anymore. I'm hoping to get back into it later this year. I'll try to pop in more for poetry month to read some poetry. I love your way with words!

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      Jayley 3 weeks ago from The darkest corners of the mind

      always short and refreshing, your writing never ceases to amaze...

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      Audrey Howitt 3 weeks ago from California

      Hi Vicky--thank you--and good to see you here!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 weeks ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 weeks ago from California

      Hi Coffeequeen--thank you--and love your name!

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      John Hansen 2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      This is a very descriptive poem, Audrey. I am always impressed by what you can conjure in so few words.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 weeks ago from California

      Thank you John--I think I am a minimalist at heart--there is a part of me that thinks poetry is silent

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      Audrey Howitt 2 weeks ago from California

      Thank you littlebluefeather!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 weeks ago from California

      Hi Ruby--I hope the weather is wonderful where you are --thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 weeks ago from California

      Thank you MizBejabbers!

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      Audrey Howitt 2 weeks ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Tim Mitchell 2 weeks ago from Escondido, CA

      Awesome poem Audrey. I am still 'feeling' its truth.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 weeks ago from California

      Hi tsmog--thank you!

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      mckbirdbks 2 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Audrey - Spring has arrived in your words. Such deep and sentimental subtlety.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 weeks ago from California

      Thannk you Mike!

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