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Cold Makes for Blue Winter

by Quentin S Clingerman

Cold makes for a blue winter
Infiltrates the marrow of the bone
Gives nightmares of being snowbound forever
Hallucinations of Key West and south

Calabash I dream of you
But you now are too cold
Global warming where are you
It is getting colder not warmer

Cold, cold go away
You are not wanted here
Old minds just fixate
Bundle up and get moving!


Posted on 01/02/2014
Copyright © 2021 Quentin S Clingerman

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Veronica Phoenics on 01/04/14 at 10:46 AM

the weather is going crazy, tornadoes, storms, snow storms, fires and heat waves (Australia). I hope you are not in the area affected by the terrible weather in the States, but in any case you have expressed yourself wonderfully here, feeling cold, trapped and wishing for the sun.

Posted by A. Paige White on 01/04/14 at 06:43 PM

It's quite white where I am and very cold too. I like it.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/05/14 at 07:03 PM

A very strong statement, highly reflective of most of North America this winter. Here in Ottawa it arrived at the beginning of November (unusual for this part of Canada) and never left. We've been stuck in a deep freeze, but when it warms up, we get dumped with more snow. It is pretty though. Great poem Quentin, couldn't have said it better. PS: Thanks for the Christmas card. Again, glad to see you worked out your computer problem, and have rejoined us. :)

Posted by Gail Wolper on 01/06/14 at 03:23 AM

Everyone in North America will appreciate this one next week!

Posted by Laura Doom on 01/09/14 at 08:33 PM

I have to assume it's not the Calabash Nebula you're dreaming of...I imagine the journey there would make this polar vortex seem like a sauna :>)

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 02/03/14 at 03:26 PM

I like the straightforwardness of this piece. I am certain you are not the first to tell the cold to go away, and for the most part the cold turns deaf ear to such plea, but I think in your case, Quentin, it will make an exception, given you state your case so well.

Posted by Uriel Tovar on 06/07/14 at 04:30 PM

this made me giggle. really enjoyed this.

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