Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 194,030 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Snow Man - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Four spheres, one at a time
Each starting out as a clump in my hands
Rolled and aggregated
Leaving green trails behind
The first; terminating where it would stand
Secured in place by packing
Successive balls in descending proportion
Stacked in ascending stature
Bonded with brethren
Bedecked with branches
Humanized with stone eyes and mouth
Left in the sun to melt

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Snow Man by Kelly Kurt

  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/24/2015 8:58:00 AM)


    Wow! Love this one. It ends like a senryu. With the contrary ending. I was making that snow man with you as I read. Well done. (Report) Reply

    Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (11/24/2015 7:07:00 PM)

    I think you're the base... And your family sits on top....
    Or it could be society in general as you suggest.. Or you could be the whole darn thing...Ot... It's just a really cool snowman as you said! ! ;)

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/24/2015 12:27:00 PM)

    Thanks, Pam. I had fun making the snowman and even more fun writing Snow Man. Was I the Snow Man? Is it society in general? Up to the reader.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/24/2015 7:14:00 AM)


    Leaving green trails behind successive balls of snow man are shining in humanized eyes. Very fantastic presentation definitely. Likely a fantastic poem shared....10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/24/2015 9:04:00 AM)

    As the snowballs gathered size, the grass was exposed, leaving a maze of green paths in their wake

  • (11/24/2015 1:14:00 AM)


    Four spheres, one at a time
    Each starting out as a clump in my hands
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/24/2015 9:02:00 AM)

    Even the first ball, that ended up being over 3 ft in diameter started out as a 4 one

  • (11/24/2015 12:47:00 AM)


    Even though I am living where there is scarcely any snow this poem takes me back to the days when we used to build snow men with everything you noted and sometimes a carrot nose too. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/24/2015 9:00:00 AM)

    I use the same basic technique all the time. Most people stop at 3 balls. I get a ladder and sometimes even use 5 balls, making a very tall sculpture

  • Souren Mondal (11/24/2015 12:37:00 AM)


    I hope the snowmam looks like Olaf - :)

    I am too much of a 'Frozen' fanatic actually :)

    Thanks for sharing Kelly..
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/24/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    Thanks, Souren. This piece started as the result of having just made a 7 foot tall snowman because I am still a kid inside. But the poem turned into 'Snow - Man', A commentary on the state of humanity

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015



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