Fabrizio Frosini

Gold Star - 67,857 Points (1953 / Tuscany, Italy)

Nocturnal Snowing - Poem by Fabrizio Frosini

«Let this fluffy snow fall upon our
Dreams and make them shine! »

Set free,
Your breath smoothens unshaken skies;
Your perception scratches unopened realities.

Is it a diversion -maybe- for lost thoughts,
For lost faces and sins?

Looking the other way out of fear or
Embarrassment, waking up next morning,
You should then learn
How to keep alive the drowsing mind,
While trying to shove away
Her plait of hair,
Jammed in the eyes of memory.

Ah.. Those haunting memories!

Was her pain real
When she asserted «That one is my spoiled dress!
My party dress
Which your eyes, filled with lust, tore off of me..»?

Hardly a twist of fate that
Multivalent perception which made
Visionary —Fanciful
Your unnecessary waiting.

Because she didn't come back.
Even at dawn. Even in your expectation.

Now your pain screams only through silence
When you sink your fingers deep
Into your bleeding heart —A sheer grief
With no voice anymore
Because day in day out, year after year
Everything becomes habit.

Gazing at the fluffy snow falling, you
Caught a glimpse of her —Along with a
Whiff of her perfume..

Peering deeply into your eyes
She spoke words of hope
Along with a promise -possibly-:

« A new life is looming beyond the whitened
Fields of your mind »

Hushed words, uttered under her breath,
Not to scrape the purity of the night.

Was it a prophecy?
The celebration of a triumph or a
Failure —A bloodcurdling nightmare?

Enough! I'm fed up!

I stare at my bloody fingers
And faintly sigh.


Copyright © Fabrizio Frosini - All rights reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: love and pain

Poet's Notes about The Poem

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The Italian version of my poem is: 'NEVICATA NOTTURNA'

http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/nevicata-notturna-nocturnal-snowing/

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note of the Author:

It is my sort of psychological attitude towards Life itself, plus the role of ‘Memory', that shape my poems..

In this one, ancient memories come back to mind.. at night.. when sleepless but drowsy..

To let the reader better understand it, I report an excerpt from my friend Daniel J.Brick's 'commentary' on 'Nocturnal Snowing':

'[..] your responses to my notes provide an X-ray vision of the poem as you intended it. It's really a poem from the interior life we are always in contact with, that is, if we are willing to descend into the mind and move with its deeper currents, so much more mysterious than the rational mind at the surface.
[…] Now I realize ‘SHE' was from beginning to end a ‘ghost' within the mind..
At the beginning of 'NAJDA', Andre Breton says the question is not ‘Who am I' but ‘Whom do I Haunt? '.
This woman is ‘haunting you', and doing so when you are most susceptible — at night, sleepless but drowsy, the censor of reason turned off and the images of the past flooding in and around your Memory.
[…] If I had followed the lead of the notes I would have been closer to the spirit in which you wrote the poem. But I made an assumption this poem was dramatizing daylight reality and not the nocturnal mystery. If this were an opera, it would be WAGNER, not Verdi.
But what you wrote to me is a fascinating account of how a poetic mind shapes experiences and memories into poetry, into art.
[..] (because) your mind is poetic, it experiences life events in the fluid realm of the imagination, where events of +30 years ago are felt as immediate and the resolutions of yesterday dissolve and are reshaped by desire. And all of this goes on and on UNTIL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US..'. [D.J.Brick]

— Thank you heartily, Daniel!

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I ask your pardon for posting also this piece of news on myself / my poem, but I've got an e-mail from PH which pleased me so much..
Here is the text:

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2015-01-21 9: 12 GMT+01: 00 PoemHunter.Com:

Dear Poet;

We chose your 'Nocturnal Snowing' poem as 'Poem of The Day from A Member' and on 1/21/2015 it will be sent to all 'MemberPoem Bulletin' members.

It will also be on the main page on that day, and it will be listed on 'Poem of The Day from A Member' calendar.

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I wish to thank PoemHunter for having chosen one of my lyrics and ALL OF YOU for reading my poems and nicely commenting them.
Grazie di cuore! - thanks from my heart.

Fabrizio Frosini, Jan.21,2015

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Comments about Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini

  • Rookie - 391 Points Leila Samarrai (11/19/2015 6:59:00 PM)

    Sometimes it is very difficult to criticize the poem. Especially the good poem. She (it) can be a dark and mysterious being. But I can say with certainty that this poem is the great poem. It has some ghostlike, yet tender quality. I can say I really like your poetic style – there is a lot of music in your poetry, indeed very well crafted imagery, as well as the transformation of external experience into poetical creation of enormous suggestive power and universality. (in some imaginary, poetic inner laboratory where the poet finds himself in the role of an alchemist) You've got some very nice insights into this poem, but still I feel, more than I can rationalize anything, that there is more.. hidden layers and poetic meanings and that they are not exhaustive. In addition, I was impressed by the plays of words, I adored the atmosphere in the poem, I felt the pulsating flow of authentic life, without any ornamentation, stylization, aesthetic tension and ethical selfishness. The end of the poem is like a twist in the story - perhaps, a moment caught on a hidden place where tears standstill. So, I followed, through the verses, your way into the interior of being (through honesty and immediacy altogether with great symbolism) At the end, I felt the experience of emptiness at the same time (through the merging of subject and object at the end of the poem) while the poetic images were showing the weary, bloody hands - the dramatic, almost dramatic action (did someone mentioned Wagner?) has become a path that leads through path beyond the words... Thank you so much for this wonderful poetic journey! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/21/2015 12:42:00 PM)

    a beautiful commentary, dear Leila. Ti ringrazio di cuore!
    Now we have to work for the new Anthology ebook.. but I'm sure you're ready! ;)

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  • Gold Star - 4,818 Points Anita Sharma (11/18/2015 10:00:00 AM)

    excellent write wisely written loved and liked (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/19/2015 3:30:00 PM)

    thank you so much, Anita

  • Veteran Poet - 1,178 Points Leloudia Migdali (11/14/2015 1:54:00 PM)

    A stunning poem on love, pain and life.A brilliant poetic inspiration and a real precious indulgence for me to read! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/14/2015 2:34:00 PM)

    sei davvero gentile Leloudia, grazie di cuore! Thank you so much

  • Gold Star - 20,460 Points Daniel Brick (11/7/2015 11:23:00 PM)

    Excelsior, Fabrizio! NOCTURNAL SNOWING is a blessed poem, and an invaluable personal experience for all who read it and take it into their heart and memory. This is the enduring mystery of poetry: By focusing with complete sincerity and total concentration on this True Love in your life, you open the gates of our memories and guide us toward the understanding of such Lost Love in our experience. You have spent time at the center of your being during nights when Loss seems unbearable and you seek some kind of resolution. It is to your credit as a poet that the search for truth trumps easy consolation; your poems ends not in triumph, but in moral commitment. Robert Browning wrestled with this theme: he wrote about the inevitable mismatch of Infinite passion, and the pain / Of finite hearts that yearn. Your poem shows us it is our heart's destiny to endure pain for the sake of the glory of human love. What the core / 'O the wound, since wound must be. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (11/8/2015 4:11:00 PM)

    dear Daniel, thanks for recalling the figure of Robert Browning, the philosopher-poet.. I'm not close to his genius, I know, but in writing my poem I worked hard to give musicality to my verses.. and from this point of view, I find ''Nocturnal Snowing'' recalling -a little- the musicality of the poem '' A Toccata of Galuppi's '', written by Browning in Italy (it is part of the collection ''Men and Women'', and a good deal of those poems were written when Browning lived in Firenze) ..

  • Veteran Poet - 1,063 Points Maria Sharon Moemise (10/25/2015 5:07:00 PM)

    I'm not surprised it made Poem of the day. It is well written, very intense. I sense it came from the soul. I like your writing style. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (10/25/2015 5:48:00 PM)

    grazie Maria, thank you so much. Really glad to know that you liked my poem

  • Veteran Poet - 1,944 Points Tanu Mannah (10/4/2015 11:00:00 PM)

    I'm not well in English.. But I feel that. I love your poem.. Thank you dear poet (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (10/5/2015 4:33:00 AM)

    thank you, Manna
    and don't worry about your English.. it's not my native language as well ;)

  • Gold Star - 12,130 Points Souren Mondal (9/22/2015 12:03:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful poem with gem of words, and images that are so vivid.. Loved it... (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (9/22/2015 7:44:00 AM)

    glad to hear that you've appreciated my poetry, Souren. Thanks for your comment

  • Gold Star - 15,074 Points Pamela Sinicrope (9/17/2015 9:33:00 AM)

    This 15 stanza poem tells the story of intense young love and loss, through the recurring dreams and memories of a much older man. The title, “Nocturnal Snowing, ” is a metaphor for how memory and dreaming can alter reality or put a “veil” over an experience to perhaps change its meaning and interpretation, but ahhh. never the outcome (hence the “bloody fingers.”) . The beauty in this poem is in the telling of the story…it mimics that of a dream, the story is not linear and certain aspects loom larger than others, but in putting it all together you can elicit a complete story. The imagery is lovely and provides interesting contrasts and metaphors: white (pure) -red (impure) , hazy (the dream/the memory) -concrete (the plait of hair/the spoiled dress/’the perfume) , dream (soft, beautiful, and pure) -nighmare (bloodcurdling/bloody/pain/screams) . I love how the beginning and end of the poem also contrast. It starts out with, “Let this fluffy snow fall upon our dreams and make them shine! ” and ends with “Enough! I’m fed up! I stare at my bloody fingers and faintly sigh.” I think we can all relate to young love/infatuation, aging, memory, recurring dreams and nightmares….and all in one relatively short piece…What an amazing poem! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (9/17/2015 10:43:00 AM)

    I'm wondering.. is it maybe ''Minnesotan Air'' to make its inhabitants not only very good poets, but also keen literary critics, particularly prepared/skillful in analyzing poetry..? If so, I should come and live in S.Paul or Rochester myself.. for a while, at least! ;) - Not kidding.. After the deep and detailed critiques by my dear friend Daniel (DJ Brick) , now I'm reading with real admiration your comment, Pamela.. the depth of your analysis is enticing.. You have surely read my poem a number of times, then sagaciously analyzed it, using your cleverness and wisdom..
    I truly feel honored.. Thank you heartily, Pamela!

  • Gold Star - 45,087 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/17/2015 4:42:00 AM)

    A poem from interior life as mentioned in the footnote and with this I read the poem and enjoyed much with such a feeling of helplessness of human being in such a situation. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (9/17/2015 6:09:00 AM)

    thank you, I've much apreciated

  • Veteran Poet - 1,119 Points Miguel Molina (9/15/2015 1:21:00 PM)

    I sat in the snow once. Felt the bitter cold on my skin. Your poem speaks to me. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (9/15/2015 1:28:00 PM)

    Thank you Miguel. Grazie

  • Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (9/9/2015 11:59:00 AM)

    I’m asking your pardon for writing here, but I feel I have to answer the provocative comment (see the ‘comment-box’ below) by this 'pseudo' George Hill 'alias' Albert George Vinny, not through a direct reply to ‘his emptiness', but as a comment on the ‘vacuum’ itself..

    Indeed, after what I’ve read about such a 'pseudo' George Hill 'alias' Albert George Vinny — or vice-versa (see: http: //www.poemhunter.com/albert-george-vinny/) —, I'm almost certain that 'HE' is just a 'fictitious character'..

    I would say that one or more 'college students' probably decided to joke and created such a character just to be provocative and make fun of us all.. ;)

    Well... speaking about me… 'they' have made me laughter for sure.. ;)

    Such an interpretation about 'his' fictitious nature comes from a simple consideration: had this 'guy' be REAL.. he should be hospitalized in a psychiatric ward.. ;)

    Not for what 'he' has said on my poem, of course. Indeed, it is a great honor to me being added, in 'his' dislike towards Poetry [all Poetry but 'his' own], to the Greatest Poets ever.. As you can see through some of 'his' provocative statements and comments listed below:

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    Here is how Albert George Vinny speaks of himself:

    Albert George Vinny writings are the seat of high fashion.
    Albert George Vinny is the best poet in America.
    Albert George Vinny is the greatest of these American poets.
    Albert George Vinny is the best of these American poets.
    Albert George Vinny is the foremost American poet.
    Albert George Vinny rules as the formost American poet of our time.
    Albert George Vinny is the most significant poet in American history.
    Albert George Vinny is the best poet in America by far.
    Albert George Vinny is the finest poet whom will likely ever live.
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    I am Albert George Vinny.This group thinks my poem's lovely.I am the most historical poet in American history and my poems are lovely? -Albert George Vinny
    This poem is not lovely.It is the most historical poem in American history, of course. Can you not value this? Against other indefinite blandwritings? -Albert George Vinny
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    And here you can read some of the last Albert George Vinny's Comments on other poets' poetry:

    POEM: Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini
    Is there one poet on this site that can hold my attention to validate my reading an entire poem?
    This poem, I could not maintain reading as it did not hold my attention past line 3.-Albert George Vinny

    POEM: All The World's A Stage by William Shakespeare
    This man is no poet.I lost inteest at the word seven then read slightly further to find him write puke(whom would admire this garbage?) .Is there anypoet that can hold mine attention for 1/10 of their poem?

    POEM: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
    This man be no poet.Is there anywhom can hold my attention to validate an entire read? -Albert George Vinny

    POEM: Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
    This poet is not very talented as many say.Her writings fail to hold ones interest to validate the entire poem be read.-Albert George Vinny

    POEM: A Few Words On The Soul by Wislawa Szymborska
    I think this poem devoud of merit.I stopped reading at line 5.

    POEM: Eulalie by Edgar Allan Poe
    I do not like Poe's writings of prose.They are stale the day he wrote this. And no fashion additive kills a poem of panache.
    Poe should have been an accountant.-Albert George Vinny.

    All above is almost an essay on VACUUM.. No need to add anymore words.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 406 Points George Hill (9/9/2015 9:01:00 AM)

    Is there one poet on this site that can hold my attention to validate my reading an entire poem? -Albert George Vinny (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 406 Points George Hill (9/9/2015 9:00:00 AM)

    This poem, I could not maintain reading as it did not hold my attention past line 3.-Albert George Vinny (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,495 Points Della Perry (8/31/2015 2:47:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem, I am only just learning about this site, I am looking forward to reading lots of peoples work, will definitely be reading more of yours. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/31/2015 3:35:00 PM)

    grazie mille, Della!
    thank you so much :)

  • Silver Star - 3,376 Points Adeline Foster (8/6/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    Read also - Frost Flowers - Not many remember those frost flowers of cold nights of long ago.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/6/2015 11:40:00 PM)

    gracias.. and.. well.. I remember.. :)

  • Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/4/2015 10:11:00 AM)

    7... wow! thanks Roby! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/4/2015 4:32:00 AM)

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL YOU READERS - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    I've just got a message from a poet friend, telling me that 2 poems of mine are among the most read ones at Poem Hunter... I couldn't believe his words, so I checked.. and yes, it is so..

    ''NOCTURNAL SNOWING'' today is '' # 99 poem on top 500 Poems ''
    and it is listed 'number 9' in the list ''Top 500 Member Poems''

    yet another poem of mine, ''TENDERNESS'', is also in those lists:
    # 141 poem on '' top 500 Poems '',
    plus n.12 in the list ''Top 500 Member Poems''

    I can't believe my eyes, yet!

    THANKS so much to ALL the readers!

    Greetings from Tuscany
    Fabrizio Frosini (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 699 Points Minnie Froh (8/4/2015 11:30:00 AM)

    it s great news. Congrats!)

    Rookie - 32 Points Roby Grillus (8/4/2015 7:07:00 AM)

    it is listed 'number 9' in the list ''Top 500 Member Poems''

    NO, IT IS LISTED SEVEN, , 7 , , not 9 )))

  • Rookie - 76 Points Lapo Mannelli (8/2/2015 11:32:00 AM)

    a great write, really brilliant. one of the best poems here (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/2/2015 1:22:00 PM)

    thank you very very much, Lapo

  • Rookie - 396 Points Kirti Sharma (7/22/2015 8:22:00 AM)

    amazin poem.. this one comes in my 'favorite poems' list! ! : D (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/22/2015 11:48:00 AM)

    ohh.. happy to hear! thank you so much, Kirti

  • Rookie - 110 Points Antonella Best (7/20/2015 4:55:00 AM)

    great, brilliant, wonderful write, Fabrizio! love yr poem (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 67,857 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/20/2015 6:38:00 AM)

    thank you, I'm grateful, Antonella

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 10, 2015

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