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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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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

      Thannk you Mike!

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      mckbirdbks 5 months 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 5 months ago from California

      Hi tsmog--thank you!

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      Tim Mitchell 5 months ago from Escondido, CA

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

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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

      Thank you MizBejabbers!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

      Thank you littlebluefeather!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 months 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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      John Hansen 5 months 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 5 months ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

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

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      J Reyes 5 months ago from The Edge of Saturn

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

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      Victoria Lynn 5 months 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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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

      Thank you Valkaras!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 months ago from California

      Brr--me too threekeys! Thank you!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 months ago from The Caribbean

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

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      ThreeKeys 5 months ago from Australia

      I can feel the freezing temperatures. Great description.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Louise Powles 5 months ago from Norfolk, England

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

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      MizBejabbers 5 months 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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      Vladimir Karas 5 months 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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      Nithya Venkat 5 months ago from Dubai

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