Lori Boulard

Impressions Of Winter - Poem by Lori Boulard

Wild geese pepper a grey soup sky,
hanging almost too thick for flight.

Colors only shocking by their absence
beg seasoning to flavor the season.

Trees down to twigs poke stiffly in wind.
Snow-swollen sticks of marshmallows,

they freeze far above the fire of Spring,
stirring and simmering deep underground.

Comments about Impressions Of Winter by Lori Boulard

  • (7/11/2006 9:15:00 AM)

    this has some of the sparse minimalism of oriental poetry for example 'trees down to twigs poke stiffly in wind.' it is the objective detailing, the neutrality of the attitude implied, the concise wording, and the syllables. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/24/2006 7:58:00 AM)

    Living in Michigan I can really appreciate this poem Lori. I loved the line about the snow- swollen sticks of marshmallows! All our trees here are covered with snow and now that's the image I'll have when I look at them. Very nice. :) Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

  • (1/16/2006 7:20:00 AM)

    A vivid picture of the play of the stasis described and the movement waiting in the wings. Though it doesn't snow where I am (gets a little nippy, though) , I loved feeling the cold in this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (1/14/2006 11:48:00 AM)

    What a lovely write here Lori, an unusual way of putting things, but it works so well. I loved it. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Alice Vedral Rivera (1/12/2006 4:57:00 PM)

    Delightful picture......

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  • (1/12/2006 3:54:00 PM)

    I am feeling haiku here without the form
    and I'm lovin the imagery...
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  • Ernestine Northover (1/12/2006 3:44:00 PM)

    That's a lovely write Lori, great descriptions, well presented and thought out. Lovely read, very meaningful. Loved it. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, July 28, 2006

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