December 10, 2014

Closing Frozen Eyelashes & Opening a Snowy Heart. {Poem}


As I look to the bare, icy trees


Each eyelash freezes like a branch

Transforming into an iridescent icicle.


As I look to the lights in the windowsill

Formerly suppressed snowflakes

Start falling madly from my heart.


The sparkly crystals land on my tongue

And I nod approvingly at the

Sweetly powdered sugar perfection.


I close my frozen eyelashes, open my snowy heart

And take it all in.


With every exhale,

My breath becomes an enchanting, frosty spell.

The twinkling magic of  winter’s wistful beauty

Ushers me deeper, deeper, deeper.


Winter wraps me in her white velvety blanket,

Peace rushes into every slice of my soul.

Lifting me, up, up, up

Calming me down, down, down.


She hands me a perfect moment

Perfectly frozen in time.




Even when the cold seems unspeakably cruel

And chills my bones through and through


Even when I’m shivering like mad

And the wind seeps right into my soul


Even when the streets are shiny, glazed with ice

And I slip, slide or fall


Yes, despite this

Or maybe

Precisely because of this


My heart refuses to freeze shut.


It remains open.




I close my frozen eyelashes, open my snowy heart

And take it all in.


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Author: Sarah Harvey

Editor: Renée Picard

Photo: martinak15 at Flickr 


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