poet Marieta Maglas

Marieta Maglas

The Snowman

The snowman doesn't know why
The reasons are balanced perfectly by feelings …

He was dealing last week with a snowstorm
Wondering to know how many snowflakes could fall...

The snowman thinks of
The pure joy of being alive …..

Now the rain comes down in trickles, meltingthe snow
And he wants to let all the weight of life fall to the ground and become a part of it...


He shineslikea porcelainnow,
And he knows that he has nowhere else to go.

He makes an effort to distinguish between
These two incommensurable realms, nature and freedom...

He examinesthe black hearses spanning out of white
He discovers the twilight sky, the rising sun, and this inconsequential world...

He understands that flourish of innocence and simplicity ….

He makes an effort to distinguish between
His own immortality and his existence ….


The snowflakesbegin to fall so softly upon his icy heart
The gentle snowflakes begin to fall again...
A blackbirdbegins to hang the darkness of the night

The whole world constitutes for himnow agreat ambiguity and elusiveness
He remains tightly closed with his owner inside.....

Significantly,the night begins to kill the day's seconds...



He makes an effort to distinguish between
The ineliminable inputs of external and internal sensations...

He begins to have his own consciousness.

Topic(s) of this poem: consciousness, existence, heart, man, snow, world

Poem Submitted: Friday, March 26, 2010
Poem Edited: Friday, March 23, 2018

Form: Free Verse


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  • Kamel kamel (9/10/2010 3:39:00 PM)

    He begins to have his own consciousness
    that he was made by kids hands and will die soon the next sunny day
    this is its destiny to make that kids happy
    did he accepted it?

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (7/23/2010 2:16:00 AM)

    He makes an effort to distinguishing between
    His own immortality and his existence …. ~ Virtuality well penned

    According to Hindu Spiritualism…Every thing in Universe are but Manifestation of Bhraman…so here poets thought reaching near to this concept… thanks sharing…Marieta congrats
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (4/5/2010 7:20:00 PM)

    From : Amanda Jones (USA United States; Female; 17)
    To : Marieta Maglas
    Date Time : 4/3/2010 4: 00: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)


    Subject : I Love your poems

    I read your poems! I love them! ! ! The poem 'The Snowmen' is my favorite. I Liked how you talked about the snowmens feeling. Hope you keep writing! !

    Amanda Jones

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  • Jim John (4/3/2010 4:34:00 PM)

    I have one word for this poem 'Splendid'

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (4/1/2010 3:07:00 PM)

    a fine 'stream of consciousness writing'........ astonishing flow.......figuretive images wonderful!

    HIGHLY CREATIVE PIECE DEAR MARI! !

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  • Ruth Walters (4/1/2010 4:17:00 AM)

    Ahhh the snowman is alive with a heart of snow and and mind, figuring out all around him. Great imagery and you have infused my imagination.

    Ruthie

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  • Marieta MaglasMarieta Maglas (3/31/2010 3:33:00 PM)

    From: Kishore Asthana (Gurgaon India; Male; 64)
    To: Marieta Maglas
    Date Time: 3/29/2010 3: 24: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)


    Subject: My Snowman


    Mari,

    Read The Snowman. Nice. I like the idea of the Snowman acquiring consciousness. I had written the following poem during a snowstorm in Dallas where we were visiting this February.

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  • Noel Horlanda (3/30/2010 9:53:00 PM)

    If I have not mistaken I already read and commented this piece. To my surprise the data was not recorded. Well anyway, I say again there is humor and sadness in each verse. Snowman is a symbol of winter, only it stood at this kind of weather but as soon as spring comes the snowman is nowhere to be found. I wish a snowman stays forever. It is unlikely because if he stays there endlessly he would not be called a snowman but a weatherman.Just like us we're only temporary in this world.

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  • Eyan Desir (3/30/2010 8:25:00 PM)

    An interesting poetic write

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  • John KnightJohn Knight (3/29/2010 6:50:00 PM)

    Snowmen melt - Mari - This lovely poem has melted my heart. Love you in Poetry - JOHN X (A poetic kiss to melt your heart) .

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  • Orville Phillips (3/29/2010 8:59:00 AM)

    The content and context of this poem is carefully crafted, like the hands that made 'the snowman, '

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  • Rafique Farooqi (3/29/2010 8:43:00 AM)

    based on marvellous thought a wonderful imagery, the passionate and beautiful write

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  • Chitra - (3/29/2010 5:38:00 AM)

    skillfully woven with flakes of imagination. a figurative description!

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  • Kranthi Pothineni (3/28/2010 11:05:00 PM)

    'Significantly, the night begins to kill the day's seconds...' expressive one. Makes to think too. Good.

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (3/28/2010 9:09:00 PM)

    Increadably inspiration in ice. Wow! Wonderful words! 10+++++++

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  • Surya . (3/28/2010 8:19:00 PM)

    at last an intellegent poet on the snow/flakes.wonderful and vivid imagery.like your lines and words.thank for shaing,
    voted10
    surya

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  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo Della Valle (3/28/2010 7:50:00 PM)

    What a great poem, full of heartfelt imagery a real challenge to anyone's imagination. Mari, your lovely poems have become like your footprints and by carefully tracing them back we have a clear idea where you come from and a perfect picture of where you are definitely heading to...Keep it up! 10++++ Love and Peace...!

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  • Lady Grace (3/28/2010 5:06:00 PM)

    ''He begins to have his own consciousness''.

    nice expression marieta..

    snowman...a true lovely man...

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  • Seema Chowdhury (3/28/2010 5:00:00 PM)

    what a lovely and different poem.
    very interesting too.
    i enjoyed reading it.
    thanks for sharing.
    take care

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