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My skin petrified, mummifying my hand
upon pools of brittle ice
like curdled blood piercing veins: I watch
the moon bathing its flesh,
in crystal yellow, waxing a sheen...
my pores dilate as cubes slowly melt
when this fired orb heals from above

till its velvet breath climbs into my head, 
extinguishing limbo of a daze…until I convulse in joy
when chunk-stone changes into glimmered dew.

*I held ice cubes on my palms and was transported
back to scene of one night when a high fever drowned
my senses… for some reason, viewing the glory 
of the moon relieved me from delirium… 

Ice King Contest of Skat
( in less than 10 lines)
by nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Creative winnning work..Uniquely you..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:45:00 AM
    Always, you paint with your words a special picture--congrats Nette

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 6:01:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading again, congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Nette, a wonderful win... congrats in the ice king contest.. Linda

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Congrats too on your great winning poem liked this a lot nice work much love Brian o

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 2:09:00 PM
    - It was nice to take part in this contest, I like your suggestion - very good poem. - Congratulations on a great win, Nette! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 1:58:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS, NETTE! Thank you for the Ice King Adventure...... Enjoy my latest blog "I got chills they're multiplying" inspired by all winning poems. (-: Congratulations :-) ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 8:22:00 AM
    I love where you went with this one. What an excellent piece you have crafted. I think SKAT will love it.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 10:25:00 AM
    It's an excellent poem written from your practical experience. You have depicted a beautiful picture with wonderful realization by your magical words. It's my one of favorite poem enlisted today. Enjoyed a lot, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Wow!!This is outstanding poetry from you Nette.I love your approach here.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:21:00 AM
    The Moon puts a surreal touch to this opus, nette. My teeth chatter just thinking about it. Good, good stuff. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Hi Nette, you make a mere ice cube look so lustruous,.. great !!

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 1:14:00 AM
    chunk stone changes into glimmered dew-Its like a simple verse changes in the beauty you create sweet lady

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:53:00 PM
    "[I watch] the moon bathing its flesh," Wow, now that is a tremendous and wondrous line my friend! You have impressed me yet again with this phenomenal poem Nette! Interesting how you went back to that time of your life that was numb, where you barely felt anything...then the moon came to save the day, I can see that! I really loved reading this lovely piece this evening! What a powerful piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:23:00 PM
    "till its velvet breath" wow! How did you write such wonder?! Amazing! Jimbo

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:36:00 PM
    Wow! Wow! Wow! I expect nothing less from you.Amazing!You're one of my favorites here.Hugs

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 5:37:00 PM
    Talk about IMAGERY! Wow! This is sensational! I agree with Drake's comment as well- I melted as I read this. I am adding this to my favorites, to say the least!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:18:00 PM
    I feel more than the words say. This is such a fine write. WOW!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Like the ice in your hand, I, too, melted as I read this. Damn fine job!!!!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Wow; stunning imagery Nette. Loved every line tonight. Hope your Friday will be an awesome one ;) hugs Wilma