Monday, May 19, 2008

Similes and Metaphors for ReadWritePoem

When the snowstorm
of your words
swirls around me,
I find shelter
in my mind.

It’s like a reverse snow globe
where all is peaceful
inside the bubble
and I can watch
while ice flies
from your tongue
and your arms
generate the wind
on the outside.

You look so cold:
a bent tree.
a bruised cloud.

I sit in a swing
on the porch
of the little house
inside my head
and watch you unravel.


Anonymous said...

"like a reverse snow globe"!

i will remember this!

Anonymous said...

what great images!

Crafty Green Poet said...

I like the imagery in this

anthonynorth said...

'Tis good to go there when we cannot truly connect with outside.
Marvellous imagery.

amanda said...

is there any right way to spell relatable? relateable? it's not working for my firefox.

but this poem is just that...i feel very at home with these words.

Anonymous said...

I really liked this! I often go to that little "reverse snow globe"!
Well done!

Cassandra said...

Yes, great imagery! I love the first stanza.

Anonymous said...

like it..

love the first stanza as well..

TOCCO said...

A reverse snow globe...self preservation!

Jo said...

Beautiful, Linda, the last two stanzas especially, gorgeous.

Jan said...

you've written so well about how to calm oneself, how to avoid being 'pulled in' by another, how to manage your own anger; it's great! i love the whole idea!

Jennifer said...

A reverse snowglobe. Wonderful. And the last two lines pack quite some power.

paisley said...

i love the idea that the little place you go to in your mind has a porch swing... i will have to get one of those for the nether regions of my mind as well......

Mad Kane said...

Wow! That was excellent!

Greyscale Territory said...

This packs in so much metaphorical power!



sister AE said...

whoa! very cool! I'm glad I decided to catch up on what I missed in the last couple of weeks.

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