“Heavy snow cover extends hoar frost’s icy grip” (James Tipton)

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heavy coat
but still the snow
piles up inside

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Headlines:

“Heavy snow cover extends hoar frost’s icy grip” (Otago Daily Times)

“Snow party ‘one of the best’” (Otago Daily Times)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. First published in ‘Proposing to the Woman in the Rearview Mirror’ (2008).

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Chen-ou Liu

    James, this poem has a strong emotional pull. The juxtaposition of the external and internal worlds is impressive.

    Chen-ou

  2. James Tipton

    Thank you Chen-ou Liu. I always enjoy your comments.
    Jim

  3. Laurence Stacey

    I agree with Chen-ou. The juxtaposition here is just stellar. Lovely work James!

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