Sunday, December 15, 2013

iced desires

The Ice Cutters, 1911, Natalia Goncharova

give us a pair of ice cutters
we will fix and pave a way
we are sure an angel will come from the moon

the snow cover on the trees waves at us
we do not believe in lies
angel cannot snatch away our dreams

we need a clay box to store the ice
it will be used to preserve our simple desires
those have fallen apart by the road side

"that sled carries the weight of our aspirations 
while our brother watches detachedly"




24 comments:

Jae Rose said...

We have to work hard to create our own magic..there is great determination in here..

Sabra Bowers said...

I like the image of the snow covered trees waving.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

those cold winter days can leave much to be desired. Thank goodness for the angel from the moon.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the presence of angels in this poem....busy ice-cutters, yet ones with dreams.

Kathe W. said...

lovely image of snow covered teees waving with those angels from the moon

Tess Kincaid said...

Magical...

oldegg said...

Isn't it curious we tend to neglect simple pleasures in pursuit of the impossible. I like the idea of preserving old fashioned values with old fashioned technology.

Locomente said...

Aw...
Nice!

Sumana Roy said...

this is wonderful...

Karen S. said...

Perfectly blissful!

Helen said...

Lovely, lovely.

scotthastiepoet said...

Beautifully mystical an every well written - enjoyed this very much... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

Kutamun said...

At the moment , the aspirations appear to be rising nicely on the ice ....Cheers G

dsnake1 said...

an angel from the moon, oh wow! :)
nice images!

humbird said...

sounds refreshing with all that ice...

De Jackson said...

Love that first stanza, especially.

Poet Laundry said...

I like the determination in those opening lines. Ice cutting seems like such hard work, seems like you'd need to be determined to get the job done!

http://echoesomewhere/blogspot.in said...

the last lines are really very , very thoughtful and beautiful

Gabriella said...

Lovely poem! The second stanza is my favorite.
Excuse the belated comment, your comment was in my spam.

The Blog of Bee said...

I like the angel coming from the moon

gila_mon said...

Such a grounded poem, but manages to glance upwards and affirm the earthiness.

grapeling said...

this is a graceful pen, thoughtful, and vivid ~

Suzy said...

An angel coming from the moon is delightful. Merry Christmas.

Gerwyn Mudge said...

Very nice poem, keep writing :)