Fabrizio Frosini

Gold Star - 162,857 Points (1953 / Tuscany, Italy)

Nocturnal Snowing - Poem by Fabrizio Frosini

«Let this fluffy snow fall upon our
Dreams and make them shine! »

Set free,
Your breath smoothens unshaken skies;
Your perception scratches unopened realities.

Is it a diversion -maybe- for lost thoughts,
For lost faces and sins?

Looking the other way out of fear or
Embarrassment, waking up next morning,
You should then learn
How to keep alive the drowsing mind,
While trying to shove away
Her plait of hair,
Jammed in the eyes of memory.

Ah.. Those haunting memories!

Was her pain real
When she asserted «That one is my spoiled dress!
My party dress
Which your eyes, filled with lust, tore off of me..»?

Hardly a twist of fate that
Multivalent perception which made
Visionary —Fanciful
Your unnecessary waiting.

Because she didn't come back.
Even at dawn. Even in your expectation.

Now your pain screams only through silence
When you sink your fingers deep
Into your bleeding heart —A sheer grief
With no voice anymore
Because day in day out, year after year
Everything becomes habit.

Until,
Gazing at the fluffy snow falling, you
Caught a glimpse of her —Along with a
Whiff of her perfume..

Peering deeply into your eyes
She spoke words of hope
Along with a promise -possibly-:

« A new life is looming beyond the whitened
Fields of your mind »

Hushed words, uttered under her breath,
Not to scrape the purity of the night.

Was it a prophecy?
The celebration of a triumph or a
Failure —A bloodcurdling nightmare?

Enough! I'm fed up!

I stare at my bloody fingers
And faintly sigh.




(Florence,2014)


Copyright © Fabrizio Frosini - All rights reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: love and pain


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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The Italian version of my poem is: 'NEVICATA NOTTURNA'

http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/nevicata-notturna-nocturnal-snowing/

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note of the Author:

It is my sort of psychological attitude towards Life itself, plus the role of ‘Memory', that shape my poems..

In this one, ancient memories come back to mind.. at night.. when sleepless but drowsy..

To let the reader better understand it, I report an excerpt from my friend Daniel J.Brick's commentary on 'Nocturnal Snowing':

'[..] your responses to my notes provide an X-ray vision of the poem as you intended it. It's really a poem from the interior life we are always in contact with, that is, if we are willing to descend into the mind and move with its deeper currents, so much more mysterious than the rational mind at the surface.
[…] Now I realize ‘SHE' was from beginning to end a ‘ghost' within the mind..
At the beginning of 'NAJDA', Andre Breton says the question is not ‘Who am I' but ‘Whom do I Haunt? '.
This woman is ‘haunting you', and doing so when you are most susceptible — at night, sleepless but drowsy, the censor of reason turned off and the images of the past flooding in and around your Memory.
[…] If I had followed the lead of the notes I would have been closer to the spirit in which you wrote the poem. But I made an assumption this poem was dramatizing daylight reality and not the nocturnal mystery. If this were an opera, it would be WAGNER, not Verdi.
But what you wrote to me is a fascinating account of how a poetic mind shapes experiences and memories into poetry, into art.
[..] (because) your mind is poetic, it experiences life events in the fluid realm of the imagination, where events of +30 years ago are felt as immediate and the resolutions of yesterday dissolve and are reshaped by desire. And all of this goes on and on UNTIL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US..'. [D.J.Brick]

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Thank you heartily, Daniel!
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I ask your pardon for posting also this piece of news on myself / my poem, but I've got an e-mail from PH which pleased me so much..
Here is the text:

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2015-01-21 9: 12 GMT+01: 00 PoemHunter.Com:

Dear Poet;

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I wish to thank PoemHunter for having chosen one of my lyrics and ALL OF YOU for reading my poems and nicely commenting them.
Grazie di cuore! - thanks from my heart.

Fabrizio Frosini, Jan.21,2015

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Comments about Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini

  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/7/2018 10:33:00 AM)


    SO NICE.I ENJOYED THIS..........GOOD.... (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (11/10/2018 4:32:00 AM)

    thank you so much for visiting. Nice to hear you liked my poem. Blessings

    2 person liked.
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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta (11/7/2018 10:32:00 AM)


    SO NICE.I ENJOYED THIS.......... (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (10/10/2018 10:27:00 PM)


    as a pseudo poet over decades I can only vouch your veracity do... I dream sleep and some now say breathe poetry now I have startted seeing ghosts though imaginary in them i don't believe minds is just a vase or store of imagery..words just flow out as we unfurl the mask/veil of imagery and let the vase flow for fresher waters...because) your mind is poetic, it experiences life events in the fluid realm of the imagination, where events of +30 years ago are felt as...u know (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (10/19/2018 8:02:00 AM)

    thank you so much. Blessings

  • (9/28/2018 9:34:00 AM)


    Complimenti (Report) Reply

    (10/2/2018 10:07:00 AM)

    oh.. thank you!

  • (8/10/2018 5:12:00 AM)


    ohhh Fab, your poem is NUMBER ONE today! beautiful!
    CONGRATS!))
    (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (8/10/2018 7:53:00 AM)

    really? ? how could that happen?
    Thank you so much!

  • Petals Azureblue (7/9/2018 11:05:00 PM)


    This poem has a different flavour that's original. Its enjoyable and fresh to read. 👌👌👌 (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (7/30/2018 6:30:00 AM)

    a very kind comment: thank you so much

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (6/16/2018 6:18:00 AM)


    A great poem! I profusely admire the poetic intensity, impact and influence of this fabulous piece of poetry! ... I was arrested with your expression and was transported to the psyche of the poem.'Ah.. Those haunting memories! '....Excellent..Absolutely brilliant! As a reader, I relish this poem as a hot cake! (10) (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (6/16/2018 9:24:00 AM)

    thank you so much for your very kind comment on my poetry. Grazie.

  • (4/7/2018 7:07:00 AM)


    an interesting poem of lost love and death enjoyed your poem Thank you Alan (Report) Reply

    (4/7/2018 8:25:00 AM)

    it's very kind of you, Alan. Thanks

  • (2/20/2018 7:42:00 PM)


    You seem to have x-ray vision of the glamorous woman haunting you, and the snowfall at night.
    Your unique method also resembles that of a painter. ' A new life is looming beyond the whitened/Fields of your mind'. I want that sort of new life also and I want it now. So your poem is a spur to action.
    (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (2/23/2018 5:10:00 AM)

    you are my best reader, dear Michael! Thank you, my friend.
    BTW: where is your unpublished poem for the new project..? Deadline for ''POEMS FOR THE SPRING'' is February 28
    However, in March a new project will start: ''POEMS FOR SUMMER'' - think about ;)

  • Henry Tong (1/30/2018 6:55:00 AM)


    A poem full of imagination and grandeur of thoughts! (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (1/30/2018 7:04:00 AM)

    so kind of you, Henr y.
    Thank you.

  • Jez Brul (1/9/2018 7:42:00 AM)


    Such a mysterious poem of love and life itself.. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (1/9/2018 7:50:00 AM)

    thank you, Jez
    BTW, I've just sent you an invitation to join 'Poets Unite Worldwide': accept it to register for the new editorial project.
    Cheers

  • (12/22/2017 1:32:00 PM)


    I've read yr poem again after months, and the pleasure of reading sees no reduction.10cum laude)) (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (12/24/2017 5:23:00 AM)

    and my pleasure is reading your comment, Roby. Thank you and... Merry Christmas!

  • Bri Edwards (12/14/2017 9:07:00 PM)


    i really don't get it. but, if eyes can tear a dress (a 'party dress', no less) from a woman, I'D BETTER be careful not to look at certain women! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    i like the photo; is the color Santa and his deer and sled? ?

    bri ;)
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    Fabrizio Frosini (12/20/2017 10:19:00 AM)

    :))
    thanks for visiting & commenting, Bri.
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  • (11/15/2017 7:58:00 AM)


    astounding poem! n.1 for me too (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (11/24/2017 6:31:00 AM)

    ohh.. it's too kind of you, too, dear Minnie! Thank you so much

  • (11/9/2017 11:34:00 AM)


    this is number 1! the most beautiful poem!)) (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (11/10/2017 5:10:00 AM)

    it is very kind of you, indeed, Artep. Thanks

  • (10/14/2017 12:35:00 PM)


    It's been awhile since I've read this poem. It holds up! Why? The balance of love and happiness, grief and loss, it mimics life and our purpose within it. Everything is not doomed, for each moment is an experience in eternity. When days become dark and bloodied and hope seems pointless, there are memories and fluffy snow. A friendly hug! (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (10/17/2017 5:28:00 AM)

    ahhh.. now understand the real meaning of your email! :)
    thank you, dear JB! ;)
    - but what days your ps.o.t.d.?

  • Sasmita Rani Nayak (9/26/2017 1:38:00 AM)


    Hushed words, uttered under her breath,
    Not to scrape the purity of the night.

    Great poem by a great poet.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (10/4/2017 9:17:00 AM)

    thank you so much for your kind words, Sasmita
    Cheers

  • Bharati Nayak (9/25/2017 9:40:00 AM)


    Awe and wonder the poem evokes are beyond words- - - - - - (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (10/4/2017 9:52:00 AM)

    I am so thrilled to know this dear Fabrizio.My heartfelt thanks and gratitude to you for bringing me this opportunity.

    Fabrizio Frosini (10/4/2017 9:21:00 AM)

    dear Bharati, you are a great friend. Thank you

    P.S.: two poems of yours will be in 2 Anthologies of the series 'Contemporary Poetry':
    - 'Fifty Female Voices of Contemporary Poetry', and
    - 'Contemporary Poetry: Tunes from the Indian Subcontinent'.

  • Sandra Erickson (9/6/2017 10:14:00 PM)


    I read this poem three times before I could reconcile the juxtaposition of all that red, red blood in the snow. You certainly give enough hints that this is dreamland, but it wasn't until the explanation (thank you) that I finally recognized that other worldliness. Yes, indeed, Whom do we haunt? (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (9/8/2017 4:35:00 AM)

    yep, André Breton's question should make all of us think about.. :)
    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, Sandra.
    Blessings

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/29/2017 2:00:00 PM)


    Now your pain screams only through silence
    When you sink your fingers deep
    Into your bleeding heart —A sheer grief
    With no voice anymore
    Because day in day out, year after year
    Everything becomes habit.
    Beautiful stanza.
    10.
    (Report) Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini (9/4/2017 4:05:00 AM)

    thank you so much, Subhas

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, February 15, 2016


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