Treasure Island

Scott Minar


Revisiting Snow Man


Insidious knows some snow men.
Some are gracious and malformed,
leaves stuck in ice. Some are contingency
plans against the spring—
hold onto the preserving material
as long as possible. Some
are recalcitrant collectors of light.

He tried once to go and talk
to Stevens' epigram—
stuck on the tundra of a page.
The winds were horrible,
silence everywhere except
for a flopping hiss every few seconds.
He asked the Man

what a mind of winter was like.
It took years to figure it out
for himself. Long after snow
had ceased its slow romance in his life
and he began to feel cold
in earnest. It was as if his skin
were disengaging its comforting
hold on his body, like all his life
were disappearing
the brighter things became.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Topic(s): Snow

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a poem celebrating and extending the work of Wallace Stevens.

Comments about this poem (Revisiting Snow Man by Scott Minar )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Last Act of Penance, Andy Caldwell
  2. Look At This City, Lenny Orlando Camacho
  3. (1) I Accept for Now, She Doesn't Love Me, Uriah Hamilton
  4. Versatility is a unique quality!, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  5. Paper slip, hasmukh amathalal
  6. SHADES OF LOVE, sherif monem
  7. A Shoulder to Weep, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  8. Help me I am here, Dustin Hardin
  9. Into your kingdom, hasmukh amathalal
  10. High rise, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. The Conclusion, Sir Walter Raleigh

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]