Adeline Foster

Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
Adeline Foster
Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
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. Frost Flowers

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.Frost Flowers

Bits and pieces, drops of life
Falling petals, crystal moments
Stage-set in translucent glass
in the snow.

Wondrous heartshapes, sunburst rain
Disremembered, hidden glitter
Lest the petals do not last
in the snow.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Topic(s) of this poem: winter
Fabrizio Frosini 06 August 2015
when I accepted your invitation to read your poem, Adeline, I didn't imagine I'd enjoy both your write and the comment by my dear friend Daniel.. thanks twice.. :)
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Daniel Brick 05 March 2014
I love the language of this poem, it perfectly captures the delicate pattern of frost flowers. Now I'm assuming frost flowers is a metaphor for the patterns created on windows by frost when the temperature outside is really cold. And ironically these frost flowers are transient and fragile like real flowers in spring or summer. The cold can grip a city for days, but the frost flowers disappear in a breath. I like the way the images in the second and third stanzas echo each other: wondrous heartshapes/wondrous heartaches. And that refrain: in the snow! I live in Minnesota and right now there is a mound of snow piled against my patio fence like a frozen wave poised to crash down on my door. And so your evocation of one of the delicate features of winter is especially welcome.
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Sheri Brown 24 February 2014
Ahhhh memories, this is a very well written piece, beautiful imagery, very descriptive, I appreciate reading this gem. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my piece Deliver Us from Evil I love your style :)
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Patricia Grantham 13 July 2013
A beautiful imagery of flowers encrusted in the snow. There is beauty that is also found in the winter. So very good in wording and details. Please read my poem Snowflakes and Diamonds in the Sky.
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Who are you Adeline? This is simply beautiful and flows so rhythmically. It's so evocative that I find myself transported in a snow covered flower garden admiring these frozen petals! You are truly gifted, Adeline! !
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Ruth Walters 11 June 2013
beautiful in description
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Emily Slm 22 February 2013
oh look, i have already been awed by this poem. well, i still like it a lot
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Ency Bearis 05 November 2012
A wonderful poem, great vivid write.
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Frank Mceleny 03 September 2012
I like the imagry of snow. I came from a dirty little industrial town on the banks of the River Clyde. It had blackened sandstoned tenements and a thousand smoking chimney pots that looked down on hard cobbled narrow streets. Hard town, hard people, but then the snow. The town is set in the hill of a deep valley and I lived on one of the highest streets, and when the snow came it came heavy and it lingered there and it covered everything and suddenly it was clean, virginal. A late night snow meant no footprints, only unblemished white garments and silence. Could this be a taste of heaven, this muffled silence, this purity, this removing or covering of dirt? These were my thoughts as a troubled young boy from a broken home where silence only ever came in the dead of the night. Yet, like that silence in the night, I knew the snow would not last and so it was only there for a moment to be savored. There Adeline, see what your poem has made me write :) ..........Frank
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Edwin Baldwin 31 August 2012
A feminine take on the bits and pieces that are the indwelled memories of our lives… very lovely and, telling indeed!
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