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Weep with me winter morning
Sing for me a solemn tune
Dance for me winter morning 
Tell me a story before noon


A crashing tree limb pulled me breathlessly from my freezing bed.
White morning stares viciously in my face, 
Lingering snow and rain turned everything into hardened ice.
Nude trees striped of their autumn leaves 
Perishes slowly under nature’s weight 


A laden tree branch lands on my neighbor’s van
Everything in sight has frozen to ice
Slipping and gliding and humming a tune I 
Broke the ice just before noon.

                                                               ©2013 Christine Phillips

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 9:05:00 PM
    This is very nice.Christine; We have had our share of cold weather here too. Thanks for sharing this with us... Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/4/2014 7:55:00 PM
    Enjoyed this, Christine. So many lines of yours are creative with meaning...seems the ice is inactive, but then creates action.

  1. Date: 2/4/2014 7:02:00 AM
    You have provided the sound as well as visual...I love this...very nice write....Blessings, Chris

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 11:41:00 PM
    This is a work that makes good use of a little onomatopoeia. Just add another "p" to "striped" in the fourth line of your second verse. What you have there now means the nude trees have colored bands on them.

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 11:59:00 AM
    Nice, we've been hearing the same sounds here -a serious winter this one.

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 1:45:00 PM
    We had the wind cracking this past week at 85mph. Thank goodness the rain did not come as predicted but only a small amount of snow. Love your nature poem on our winter weather. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 7:28:00 PM
    I must tell you how very very good this poem is Christine, With such description, you pulled me right into the poem. Nice job....Hugs....Roger

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 12:28:00 AM
    well, gosh, weren't you busy now breaking that ice. This was a unique and fun poem to see. And I am sure glad you passed by my poetry the other day!

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 9:51:00 PM
    You made me feel many things in this one. Great write. Brrrrr :)

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 3:22:00 PM
    Hi Christine, An awesome winter write! Ken

  1. Date: 12/10/2013 3:21:00 AM
    Lovely piece, Christine. I could easily visualize it.....and the use of onomatopoeia really made it come alive! Thanks for your recent visit. Hugs

  1. Date: 12/9/2013 11:37:00 PM
    oh boy you must be getting Utah weather where you are now!! It is horrible! The ice was all over the trees in arkansas where my sister lives. I enjoyed this one!!

    Phillips Avatar Christine Phillips
    Date: 12/10/2013 3:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comments.It was a icy Monday. The good thing though, I enjoyed it. I was able to breath fresh air.