Poetry, Writing

Snow and a poem

I’m trying to get in the Christmas spirit, hence the temporary theme change and the snow. And yes, I’m aware that the falling snow may cause Firefox to flash a horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of the screen. I hope that’s not too annoying. [If you experience any worse problems, let me know and I’ll cancel the snow.] UPDATE:  I’ve obviously ditched the red and green theme and just gone with a Christmasy banner photo.

It’s the weekend, so I’m just slipping in a little poem. Not exactly a cheerful one, but I’ll try to have some happy thoughts for you by Monday.

Equal Measure

On those dark days
I thought of you.
I wept and
I grieved.

It did not work,
my prayer that
our love could
be saved.

What’s fair now,
you said, is
that I must
let go.

On these dark days
You think of me
You weep and
You grieve.

What you gave was
not quite love.
Love is what
I gave.

Now you’re sorry, you said,
but I must
say … so?

16 thoughts on “Snow and a poem”

  1. I love the falling snow! Very cool.

    Your poem pricks at emotions I’ve experienced, you captured it very well. I’m glad you don’t feel compelled to be “cheerful” and actually, there is a contented peace in the letting go.

    (btw, no flashing scroll bar on Firefox for me)

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    1. Hmmm, what is it with my Firefox then? But glad to hear the snow is not freaking yours out because it’s annoying.

      I fear I’m damaging my reputation with these poems. Really, I think I should have a serious talk with myself. Or put up a disclaimer: “The quality of my poetry in no way resembles that of my prose.” Or, at least, I’d like to think so. 🙂

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  2. I think your poem is very insightful, stinging. And rings true with so much of life, doesn’t it? It did for me. I’m very glad I can wave a (not so) fond farewell to those feelings, those sentiments, forever.

    And Firefox users should become aware of the add-in NoScript, which will block such annoying little scripts when they interfere too much with browser performance. It also enhances security while surfing. Can’t recommend it enough! Check it out!

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    1. But if I used NoScript, I wouldn’t be able to see the snow, right?

      It’s not the sentiment I feel is lacking in my poetry, it’s the skill in expressing it. Blogging has brought me in contact with more poets than fiction writers and though I’m learning, it’s slow going. Much like my progress on this final (ha) polish of my novel. I keep asking myself how I could have missed so much the other two times through?

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  3. I really liked this poem Linda. Especially this part:
    “What you gave was
    not quite love”
    Haunting and says a lot with so few words.

    The snow on the other hand hurts my eyes and makes me feel dizzy.
    [that could just be because I’m sick though]
    AND I MISS YOUR BEAUTIFUL BANNER. [done complaining now lol]
    hugs missy!
    Karen :0)

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  4. I can’t see snow, but it’s fun to shake up the theme a bit!

    On your poem, I love the second stanza. And, no disclaimers, you hear? Though, I know what you mean. I haven’t studied poetic forms much, so I feel silly when I write a poem. But, sometimes the words that come out can’t fit in any other form other than poetry.

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    1. Yes, silly is how I feel too. That’s why I usually post them on days I think not many people will stop by. Then again, it’s probably not a good idea to post these “lesser works” on my blog, is it?

      I don’t often go to my own blog, I do everything through the Dashboard, but since I did a couple times today and I’m not sure I like the Christmas theme. It will likely “melt” away soon.

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  5. Well, I love the snow and placed it on the two blogs I have access to. I use IE, so I wasn’t aware of the issues.

    As for your poetry, sometimes it’s the only way to express feelings, and I’m thrilled that you are using words in different ways. It inspires me to do the same.

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    1. I didn’t know you had two blogs. I love the snow, probably since I won’t see any where I live.

      I think it’s important to always be learning, so that’s why I’m playing around with poetry. I followed the link on your blog to the post about editing your poetry. I truly need to pay heed to that. I’m a long ways from your level, but I hope someday to write at least one exquisite poem.

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