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dressing for the weather of your words

by Kimberly Bare

you talk of
all the reasons

with eyes
speaking of regret

you are
fickle as the
changing of the seasons

and i
haven't learned
to dress in layers yet

01/29/2004

Posted on 01/29/2004
Copyright © 2022 Kimberly Bare

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by David R Spellman on 01/29/04 at 07:38 PM

This is excellent! Loved the interplay of changing seasons and fickle nature... clever for sure!

Posted by Rula Shin on 01/30/04 at 07:59 PM

Wow, this is such a great poem. Very simple but full of meaning. I really love how the last two lines relate directly to the title, "the weather of your words...[and] i haven't learned to dress in layers yet" - wonderful reference! I really like this :-)

Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 06/15/04 at 10:47 PM

Whew! Creative and clever! I love the way the title sets up the poem...perfect!!!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/12/07 at 02:44 PM

A fine seasonal POTD! Congrats!

Posted by George Hoerner on 10/12/07 at 03:35 PM

This is one the best POTD's that I have seen. Congratulations.

Posted by Bethany Lee on 10/12/07 at 04:50 PM

Brilliant! Congrats on PotD! Bravo!

Posted by Trisha De Gracia on 10/12/07 at 05:52 PM

Congrats of on poem of the day! I love the phrase/idea this focuses on. Beautifully put.

Posted by Richard Vince on 10/12/07 at 08:02 PM

perfect. a great choice for POTD. congratulations. :)

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 10/12/07 at 08:20 PM

I love the "fickle"ness -- and the 'whether' (unsureness) implied in "weather"-- the linking of weather and words is especially rich and beautiful to me... and "layers" --another, both linguistic and seasonal reference as meanings, temperatures, and relationship unfolds. The kind of changing and adaptation, so hard to keep up with-- has a tangible, living quality here.

Posted by Mo Couts on 07/03/11 at 02:47 AM

WOW! Not only is it clever, it packs a message AND a punch. Definitely a fave.

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