Fabrizio Frosini

Gold Star - 33,666 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 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.

Until,
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.




(Florence,2014)


Copyright © Fabrizio Frosini - All rights reserved


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]

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— 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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We thank you for your contribution to our site.
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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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,486 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 - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/6/2015 11:40:00 PM)

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

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/4/2015 10:11:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 33,666 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

    Rookie - 343 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 )))
    CONGRATULATIONS))

  • Rookie - 42 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 - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/2/2015 1:22:00 PM)

    thank you very very much, Lapo

  • Rookie - 197 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 - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/22/2015 11:48:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 75 Points Antonella Best (7/20/2015 4:55:00 AM)

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

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/20/2015 6:38:00 AM)

    thank you, I'm grateful, Antonella

  • Veteran Poet - 1,961 Points Tanya Stewart-boateng (7/19/2015 10:17:00 AM)

    Brilliant write. I really enjoyed your expression. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/19/2015 11:17:00 AM)

    thank you Tanya

  • Veteran Poet - 1,230 Points Afrooz Jafarinoor (7/14/2015 9:04:00 PM)

    I love snow, snow imagery, snow images, snow poems... And wow... You've got them all here! .. And what a nice title! .... Looking at the photo I feel like piercing through the screen... Oh, my fingers, now they're bloody too! ... Thank you dear doctor! :) (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/15/2015 6:26:00 AM)

    molte grazie, cara Afrooz, sei molto gentile. Thank you so much, dear Afrooz, it's very kind of you!

  • Rookie - 255 Points Sajee Rayaroth (7/12/2015 8:00:00 AM)

    Absolute pleasure to read your work.... Good one! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/12/2015 8:59:00 AM)

    thank you very much Sajee

  • Rookie - 100 Points Lisa Langton (7/8/2015 10:57:00 AM)

    Simply, lovely! Splendida - Mi piace la nostalgia che indugia nella tua poesia, Fabrizio. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (7/9/2015 4:10:00 AM)

    grazie per il bel commento, Lisa! sei molto gentile

  • Gold Star - 13,875 Points Daniel Brick (5/16/2015 9:49:00 PM)

    There are 52 comments on this poem! ! That validates the poem itself as a piece of literature that communicates to others what they themselves can not express with the quality they identify as predominant in the poem for each if them, for some its eloquence, for others its evocation of memory, for still others its immediacy. I can acknowledge ALL OF THE ABOVE. Since I traveled the journey of this poem with you, first creating my own narrative line, then reading your own description of the narrative, which enriched my appreciation yet again, and finally in our combined poetry on an outing of the two central figures which I started and you elaborated. The multiple drafts and finished poems which came out of this POETIC SHARING is one of my fondest memories of PoemHunter. If only this young woman, who will always be young and fresh and lovely in our encounters with her could know how she has achieved an almost archetypal status in our consciousness! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (5/19/2015 7:33:00 AM)

    dear Daniel, when I read your comment,3 days ago, I had no time to reply. Then I have lived till now with the (wrong) thought that I did answer your comment.. Only now, looking at the comments, I've realized how wrong I was.. Well, these few words are just to thank you. Poem Hunter has given me the chance to meet you (on this web site) and share with you our common passion for Poetry [and Classical Music]. You are a real Poet and a great Soul. Our daily exchange of mails is both a pleasure and a cultural enrichment.. And from them,2 Anthologies of Poetry were born (AT THE CROSSING OF SEVEN WINDS and NINE TALES OF CREATION) .. the 1st is already an ebook; the 2nd is ready to become such in a few days.. And we won't stop here..! ;)
    Thanks for your bright (and kind) commentaries but first of all, dear Daniel, thanks for your friendship.

  • Rookie - 0 Points Fabio Doria (5/9/2015 3:35:00 AM)

    ohhhhh! ma sei nell'empireo! Nocturnal Snowing # 222 poem on top 500 Poems. cribbio, Fabrizio, allora sei un vero poeta!))) (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (5/9/2015 11:33:00 AM)

    come ho già scritto in risposta all'altro tuo commento (a TENDERNESS) :
    ''dipende da quanti la leggono.. solo da questo. Una poesia può essere molto bella ma se non è conosciuta nessuno la legge..''

  • Rookie - 0 Points Fabio Doria (5/9/2015 3:33:00 AM)

    non sapevo che scrivessi così bene anche in inglese ;)
    BRAVO! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (5/9/2015 11:32:00 AM)

    quante gentilezze da te oggi! :)

  • Rookie - 44 Points Shreya Nair (4/23/2015 1:21:00 AM)

    It's one of the best poems i have read in along time. Usually i tire my eyes by rereading Frost and the Bronte sisters. but now i suppose i can look forward to your poems too. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (4/23/2015 2:56:00 AM)

    wow! this is a comment so beautiful that I should frame and hang it at my studio! Thank you dear Shreya

  • Silver Star - 3,830 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (3/20/2015 8:19:00 AM)

    Wow this is a masterpiece, soulful and poignant, lovesick haunting in a poetic impressive artistic style so creative in freeverse too! Ladies find it appealing, the last line darkish. Nice to read u again.

    And Thanx soo much fabrizio! . I dont know how to post u the money though but

    Yor new group site anthology looks wonderful.
    Cheers n regards. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (3/20/2015 9:12:00 AM)

    wow.. what beautiful words! thank you heartily and send you a strong, friendly hug! :)

  • Rookie - 133 Points Kenon Ayphone (3/16/2015 8:39:00 AM)

    Those haunting memories! you're right. All of us have such memories
    this is a great poetry (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (3/16/2015 10:33:00 AM)

    thank you very much, Kenon!

  • Rookie - 36 Points Gal Brico (3/8/2015 5:04:00 AM)

    I congratulate with you for such a beautiful poem of longing and love, Fabrizio. thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (3/8/2015 9:55:00 AM)

    thank you Gal. Very nice of you.

  • Rookie - 42 Points Mariol L. (3/7/2015 10:40:00 AM)

    how wonderful your poem is.a pleasure to read your verse so beautifully penned. it s a10+!
    thank you (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (3/7/2015 3:33:00 PM)

    and my pleasure to read your comment.. gracias! :)

  • Rookie - 53 Points Anna B. (2/19/2015 5:50:00 AM)

    sublime bliss! your verse give joy in reading. what a wonderful poem (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (2/19/2015 6:41:00 AM)

    happy to know you liked my poem. Thank you, Anne!

  • Rookie - 61 Points Rajesh Natamsha (2/13/2015 1:54:00 AM)

    hypnotized by verses. Awesome piece. I'm looking forward to your poems. Thank you! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 33,666 Points Fabrizio Frosini (2/13/2015 6:23:00 AM)

    Thank you Rajesh. Very kind words, indeed

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 18, 2015


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