Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fire & Ice


What I like about winter
is not the dark,
but the lightness of being 
next to you

it's not the cold,
but the warmth of your love
shining on me
like sunrise

it's not the gray,
but the color of your words
speaking softly
to my soul

not the aches and pains,
but the way you heal me,
how you make this heart
of mine, whole again

What I like about winter
is this undying,
burning, melting-
You & I are fire & ice


Although winter starts on December 21st, it's been already very cold and we're expecting more snow this weekend. Nothing better than sitting by the fireplace on cold nights, snuggling up with someone you love! This poem is posted for dVerse, where the topic is "hearth, home, and common speech." I'm also sharing my black and white photo with Skywatch Friday. The sky can be quite beautiful on a snowy day. Enjoy and stay warm!

55 comments:

  1. smiles...hey if you melt together then that can make for a beautiful thing....the good thing about winter is there is always reason to snuggle eh? smiles....ah i miss a fireplace....i live in a house once heated only by fire...

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    1. Fireplaces are awesome! Snuggling is even better. Thanks, Brian :)

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  2. his warmth and color as a contrast for winter....this is beautiful and underlines even more how precious it is what you got...made me smile... a warm and romantic write..

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    1. Thank you, Claudia ... I'm a hopeless romantic. Smiles :)

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  3. Nice warm person to have around............. Yes its always nice a dose of warmth in our life

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  4. Love the contrast and the word picture you paint

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    1. Thank you, Steve. I like to be visual in my poetry. :)

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  5. I think you did a spectacular job of the contrast here - and also of capturing winter's romanticism...something a lot of people seem to overlook!!

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    1. Thanks, Keith ... yes, winter has a certain charm :)

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  6. In winter the contrasts of outside and inside, heath and hearth are sharpest: A great love poem here to make spirits bright for the holidays.

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    1. Glad this brightened your spirit, Brendan :)

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  7. Despite the chill of winter, there IS something very 'warm' about the season; and it all comes together when one sits around the fire with someone one loves. Beautifully expressed, Loredana.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Sitting by the fire does warm the heart. Smiles :)

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  8. Lovingly and well written poem....I like the "lightness of being next to you"

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    1. Glad you like that line ... yes, it was a play on words. Thank you :)

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  9. Très beau poème d'amour Loredana! Les images sont belles et réconfortantes. Autrefois (sur un autre blog) je participais à Skywatch Friday, mais je ne le fais plus depuis quelques années. Il y avait de magnifiques photos. J'aime beaucoup celle en noir et blanc. Bellissima!

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    1. Merci, Gabriella. Grazie. How sweet of you to comment in French ... and Italian :)

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    1. You, too! Thanks for stopping by, Lois! :)

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    1. Love can sweeten the bitterness of winter :)

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  12. Two being as one can create their own sun, cold and crummy snow coming this weekend here too, yuck!

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    1. Two being as one
      can create their own sun--
      that line is so fine :)

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  13. Oh it's all here - so beautiful - I think having someone to lighten the burdens of winter, someone to love who loves you takes you through every season and your voice is full and firm - this is an aria that gives us your landscape both inside and out. Wonderfully wrought. Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons!

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    1. Thank you, Gay. I enjoyed the topic of home and hearth ... inspiring. Glad you liked how it turned out! :)

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  14. Wonderful! I love your use of metaphors and similes in this piece. There is nothing better than being with the one you love during the holidays :) I hope you don't get too much bad weather!

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. We had a couple of snow storms but all is well. Glad you enjoyed the poem :)

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  15. Oh that part of winter is what make you getting through,,, and yes, I'm sitting in front of the fireplace reading your words... Love it.

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    1. Enjoy your fireplace, Bjorn ... thank you :)

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  16. Another beautiful poem, Loredana!
    We are expecting quite a storm tomorrow and into Sunday, but it looks lke it will be a white Christmas!!! :-)

    Stay warm and safe, and have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Yes, I see you got a lot of snow from your photos. Stay warm and safe yourself! :)

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  17. Qui il freddo e la neve si alternano a giorni di nebbia e poi di luce splendente. Se prevale il freddo intenso tutto è freddo e luminoso,se le temperature aumentano nebbia e galaverna tessono scenari monocromi. La tua poesìa , è polisemantica,....ancora più del solito.Belle immagini che sottolineano il tema...passare da te è sempre una festa per occhi e cuore. Buon fine settimana,amica mia!!!

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    1. Cara Rita, grazie!!! Anche qui il freddo e la neve si alternano con nebbia e giornate di sole. Si' la poesia puo' avere significati diversi ... stare dentro di fronte al camino e' rilassante e fa sembrare l'inverno piu' luminoso! E con la compagnia e sostegno dei nostri cari, anche il gelo si puo' superare. Un grande abbraccio! :)

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  18. Such beautiful words Loredana, crept into my soul.
    Love your pics too.
    Anna :o]

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    1. So glad this touched your soul, Anna. Thank you :)

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  19. a good contrast of love, man and woman and the season.

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  20. Beautiful words with beautiful photographs.

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  21. The best part of winter is coming up with great ways to stay warm. It is unusually cold here and we're bracing for a snowstorm tonight complete with whiteout conditions. Not even winter yet, but he's making his presence known. I loved this, Loredana, and your photos are always beautiful.

    Oh, and the wreath in my post is on our back deck. I like watching the ribbon kicking up in the wind.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Your wreath is so rustic and beautiful :)

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  22. The beauty of the hearth, so well expressed in this poem.

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  23. vivid bright colours for winter you paint and in that I feel warm and light! thank you

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    1. So glad this made you feel warm and light. Thank you, Akila :)

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  24. It is always nice to have someone in your corner putting the heart back together. Lovely and uplifting piece. Living in the tropics, I miss the snow!

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  25. Winters are the most beautiful ones. Such simplicity.
    Those words were magnificent!

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    1. Grazie, Stefano. L'inverno e' un po' romantico. Ciao :)

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  27. Love the poetry with your photos, Lori!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! Glad you liked it! :)

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  28. The poem and your fire have warmed me as it is very cold here too!

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    1. So glad this warmed you up, Donna. Thank you! :)

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  29. De feu et de glace
    Un bain d'eau tiède
    Pour seul avenir

    Amicalement Pascal

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