Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dragon Fangs



Dragon Fangs

The albino dragon of winter
swallows the house.
Its glass fangs
hang over the gutters
and windows
glinting in the light,
sharp points dripping
with melted snow saliva,
the jaws of a trap
ready to crash down
on any unsuspecting victim
who chooses to leave
the safety of the house.




The only warning is 
a single drop
of icy venom
that trickles down 
the back of your neck
as you go out the door
making you shiver
head to toe
and side to side.


Quickening your step,
 you feel the frosty breath
of the monster behind you,
and you rush away from the door
and glance over your shoulder,
not wanting to see it,
and yet, 
not being able to look away.




This poem and these photos are especially for my friend Mildred 
who looks forward to seeing the icicles on my house every winter.  :-)

26 comments:

  1. Hi Daisy, I love seeing the icicles also... We get them occasionally --but nothing like what you have. Love the poem... And yes---that ice is cold if it goes down your back!!!!! ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. YEAH!!! ICICLES!!! I always look forward to these terrific pictures....I remember your son and his girlfriend posing with the icicles last year.
    Great poem, Daisy!

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  3. Uh oh, now I'm going to think of fangs when I see icicles.

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  4. These are awesome Daisy.. I love looking at them too.. The poem is just beautiful.. I love your writing..Have a nice weekend.

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  5. I love your poem, this one and all the others.
    Reading your poem reminds me of lots of things like the days when I lived in Europe with all four seasons, etc.

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  6. You have a way with words, Daisy! I like the pictures of your icicles, especially since we hardly ever see them here in the sunny south!

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  7. what a creative description of icicles!!

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  8. A wonderful marriage of words and visuals. Thanks!

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  9. Thanks all for your kind comments. They are much appreciated. :-) I hope you all have a good weekend!

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  10. Icicles are so cool! Haha I made a pun ;) and they sure do look like dragon's teeth, don't they? We get few around our house but they're never as symmetrical as yours.

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  11. On my! You're words certainly describe the icicles perfectly! In the past we've had them hanging almost to the ground from our chicken houses. Wouldn't want one of those to hit me on the head! Love your work!

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  12. Trish and lil red hen, thank you! I hope you both have a good weekend! :-)

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  13. Daisy...I love dragon fangs for icicles...and you described them so well....hugs to you beautiful poet...hope your weekend shines.

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  14. Wonderfully descriptive and great imagery in your words to go with the pictures! Nicely done, Daisy!

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  15. I love your description! That is quite a sight!

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  16. Daisy, how awesomely clever. Never thought icecycles like this. Great insight. Blessings my dear.

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  17. Sarah, Connie, Karen, Grace, and Keith, thank you all for your comments. I appreciate the kind words! Happy Sunday to you!

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  18. What a poetic way to describe the cold of winter, Connie. Icicles hanging down are quite beautiful too.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy. They really are quite pretty, especially when the sun is shining on them to make them sparkle. :)

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  19. This is my least favorite season. Not wanting to wish my life away, but I am in tune with your dragon fang of icy cold poem. Only here in my world it goes from that to 70 degree temps..then back to freezing, which is worse somehow!

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    1. Thanks. Winter is my least favorite season too. I try to keep a positive outlook, but sometimes the cold can really bring me down. I have to keep telling myself that spring will be here soon. :)

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  20. Lovely.

    Minneapolis is surrounded by these dragons and their dental issues...

    Pearl

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    1. Thanks, Pearl! Yes, I'm sure you have more than your share of dragon fangs there. :)

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  21. Ah yes, I remember those dragon fangs well! We used to get them on our house every winter in Michigan. They are beautiful but, oh so cold and frightening...

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    1. They can be scary. I don't like to be walking under them when the temperatures start to go up!

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