Tara Teeling

Frostfire - Poem by Tara Teeling

It’s after midnight,
and the snow is unmarred,
free from angels and stomping feet.
The flakes that fall are like
sugared down, or sweet cotton,
and it begs for the thirsty tongue.

How much cold can you take?
Will it ice your skin
or turn you blue?
I look at the crystal floor,
beyond the covered garden
and I see an invitation;
a temptation in the white.

A blanket on the snowflakes
and two frenetic bodies
will heat the coldest winter eve,
and leave the most lovely
of imprints.

There would be no
contemplation of the cold,
but only flakes melting,
drizzling down the blushed skin.
The hot breath of lovers
and the husky sigh
of your name, will bring
pink to your cheeks and
fill you with heat.

I like the fire and
its hisses and crackled spit.
Yet tonight, I’m warmed
by the sight of this ivory cool.

Imagine the liberation
of love in the snow
and tell me that it doesn’t
tempt you.

Goosed flesh and the
cover of bluish twilight
will lure you from the
safety of linens and shams
onto this marriage bed
in the snow.

In the snow,
in front of the arctic garden,
now denuded and deflowered,
I wait for you,
and think of
lazy purple springtime.

Your touch
will evoke shivery chills
but the snow
and all of our rimy barriers
will swiftly melt away.

Comments about Frostfire by Tara Teeling

  • Robert Murray Smith (1/30/2017)

    Excellent write. Enjoyable. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/29/2017 10:58:00 PM)

    Heartiest Congrats on poem of the day as also for marvelously unfolding an equally marvelous manifestation of nature. (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock (1/29/2017 5:19:00 PM)

    The mastery and inspiring superb perfection of this poem is emotively brilliant. so many powerful wonderful images, this is the kind of poem so many poets wish we had written, this is the kind of poem that makes us want to be poets, with beautiful insightful glimpses into varying aspects of winter chill nature. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2017 11:29:00 AM)

    Love can leave you hot and cold so can snowfalls..lovely imargery...a ten from me.. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (1/29/2017 7:00:00 AM)

    Good rendition of words, lovely poem. Thanks for sharing Tara. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (1/29/2017 5:28:00 AM)

    Lovely imagery. Lovers cosying up to each other to get warmth while there is snow all around.
    Will it ice your skin / or turn you blue?
    I see an invitation; / a temptation in the white.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/29/2017 4:51:00 AM)

    Most lovely. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/29/2017 3:37:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a lovely poem about the temptation of letting go and enjoying the snow. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/29/2017 2:25:00 AM)

    Quite a different type of love poem. Congratulations for having it selected as member poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/29/2017 1:03:00 AM)

    Nice poem...... congrats on being selected for the day..... (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2017 12:50:00 AM)

    Tara, vivid imagery throughout the whole poem. This is one of the most novel and beautiful love poems that I've read in some time. Congrats on Poem Of The Day. Well deserved! (Report) Reply

  • (9/16/2007 4:33:00 PM)

    Your writing has a certain flair of excellency. I truly enjoyed the couple of poems I read so far. Keep up the fantastic work. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/3/2006 11:45:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 2, 2006

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