Bernadette Hall

(Alexandra)

The Thaw


Forget all
the small talk.

It's more about
Persephone

fleeing & meeting
& fleeing again

her mother's hurt
in the racked bloom

of a hoar frost,
throwing hot water

on the door lock
of the old orange car

for a quick getaway.
This is right

at the start
when the red claws

of fragrantissima
rat-a-tat-tat

on your heart
& you stand there

in the mainstreet
in Mataura

beefing on
in the flirty rain

about the lack
of a thaw

& who needs it
anyway.

Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Thaw by Bernadette Hall )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. dance, Cee Bea
  2. Happy Halloween, Natarajan Ramaseshan
  3. I Saw You, But Could Not Say I Love You .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. Honour Killing, Whose Honour, Where's Ho.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. The Seminar Activity, Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. A Story of a thousand Hopes, clawdea benat
  7. gLoW hideing OfF iN2 thE sUnsEt, sEaN nOrTh
  8. Absence, Ibrahim Nasrallah
  9. Funeral, Ibrahim Nasrallah
  10. I am complete in your arms.., Manish Guru

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

I would live in your love as the sea-grasses live in the sea,
Borne up by each wave as it passes, drawn down by each wave that recedes;
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. I Would Live In Your Love, Sara Teasdale
  3. November, Thomas Hood
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. "Hope" is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. A Character, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]