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Brittle Etchings

Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by larryfarr

by larryfarr

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

Comments

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 09, 2017:

Thannk you Mike!

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 08, 2017:

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

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 06, 2017:

Hi tsmog--thank you!

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on April 06, 2017:

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

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 05, 2017:

Thank you Vellur!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 05, 2017:

Thank you MizBejabbers!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 05, 2017:

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

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 05, 2017:

Thank you littlebluefeather!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 05, 2017:

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

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 05, 2017:

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

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 04, 2017:

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

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 04, 2017:

Thank you MsDora!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 04, 2017:

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

JL Reyes from Saturns Rings on April 04, 2017:

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

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on April 04, 2017:

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!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 04, 2017:

Thank you Valkaras!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 04, 2017:

Brr--me too threekeys! Thank you!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 04, 2017:

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

threekeys on April 04, 2017:

I can feel the freezing temperatures. Great description.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 04, 2017:

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

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on April 04, 2017:

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

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on April 04, 2017:

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.

Val Karas from Canada on April 04, 2017:

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.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 04, 2017:

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