Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winter Postcard

Passion melts snow
as surely as flame.

Our breath ascends
through the trees.

On the other side
a place to write something.

From Songs and Letters, originally published January 28, 2008.

My ordeal with a terrible cup of tea is detailed in a new Notebook entry.


S_Allen said...

Lots of winter poems recently from all the poets I read.


Beautiful though

I curious though in the last two lines - other side of what? The trees? The Snow? The passion? Hmmmmm

William Michaelian said...

The other side of the postcard, in fact.

It seems I’ve written more poems on winter than any other season — enough, even, to publish a book of them. I like winter. I grew up in a hot place — California’s central San Joaquin Valley, where we spent most of our time waiting for rain.

Right now, we have about three inches of snow on the ground here in Salem, and the temperature is in the low twenties.

~im just only me~ said...

that reminds me.. I made tea yesterday that was absolutely horrific. I tried just drinking it, thinking it would get better, but nothing doing. So finally I just said "Mom, I made you some tea...?", and ceremoniously brought it too her. As I was walking away I mumbled, "Well actually I made it for me, but its disgusting..."... "What?" she said.. "Oh nothing," says I, "Glad you like it" :D And then I promptly went and found something not so horrible. Hehe, I think all these years of black coffee have deadened her taste, but she like it so all was good :D

William Michaelian said...

That’s a riot. You know, it took me all day to recover from that tea. I did tell my wife about it, and she said, “Why on earth did you drink that stuff? It’s horrible.”

And I said, “In that case, why is it there?”

And she said, “Well, it’s almost good if you add milk and sugar.”

S_Allen said...

Dang I missed the title again - Read Scott READ!!!

~im just only me~ said...

*almost good* hilarious!

~im just only me~ said...

...in addition to "like" it, she also "liked" it... Read Cassie READ!!! :P

William Michaelian said...

Yes, I think I’d better hire a special comments editor who goes through and posts corrections to these things. I do like to maintain an air of dignity and order, after all.

~im just only me~ said...

After all :)

William Michaelian said...

I should have said “decorum.” That would be even better.