Tara Teeling


Early March - Poem by Tara Teeling

On the roof, outside the window
are glare crusted humpbacked whales,
carved by the unforgiving wind of early March
as it pushed through the last breaths
of a sinking winter.

The sun crowns,
bejewelling these icebound leviathans,
dressing them with
a delicate blaze of beauty
before moving them toward
a slow, mellifluous death.

Frosted pods,
briefly beached on shingle ridged rooftops,
slowly submerge majestically
with flukes raised skyward,
bowing to the transcendent hunter
as new life readies itself
beneath the calming waves.


Comments about Early March by Tara Teeling

  • Silver Star - 4,300 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (6/5/2015 8:03:00 PM)

    Bursting with a beauty that is so natural and nice! Congrats! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 17,911 Points Kim Barney (6/5/2015 9:53:00 AM)

    Fantastic metaphors employed here. Congratulations on having this poem selected as poem of the day. You might enjoy my poem with a similar theme, called ROOFTOP STRONGHOLD. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,333 Points Edward Kofi Louis (6/5/2015 5:27:00 AM)

    Beneath the calming waves. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Blue Eyes (11/13/2008 8:56:00 PM)

    wow, i love it it touched my heart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 330 Points marvin brato (3/10/2008 11:46:00 PM)

    Environment is good this early March, nature blooms of which man should enjoy not ruin! High mark. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 23 Points Rajaram Ramachandran (3/10/2008 8:32:00 PM)

    A good description of the early March. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 9, 2008


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