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Season Of Strangeness

Charlotte Puddifoot Avatar Charlotte Puddifoot - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Season Of Strangeness which was written by poet Charlotte Puddifoot. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Season Of Strangeness

Overnight, the ice of unshed tears
has thawed upon her pillow,

frail foil-silver filaments
have draped the room like tinsel.

Outside, an ermine mist mantle
has muffled the garden,

softly stifling evergreens
clinking with crystals of light.

Glacial draughts of silence
gust through the house -

stark silver slivers
coldly conveying the worst.

And she cannot deny
the frosting of fear

webbing inner windows;
the desolation

that dwells within
and does not dissolve.

Isolation swells with winter's sting;
reality is slipping

from her tenuous grasp.
A seasonal strangeness:

this polar pause,
this pensive wake for the year's passing;

the lull before the last
push of consumerism,

poised on the edge
of an uncertain season.






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  1. Date: 12/11/2012 1:07:00 AM
    ..of an uncertain season this is a strong ending that captivates more thought to the extreme of strangeness within such seasons. thanks for sharing this Charlotte

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 6:05:00 PM
    What a delightful read is this one. Thnx for sharing:) Jag

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:28:00 AM
    Burns so many bridges...lol

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 8:39:00 AM
    *cont'd* -- I wouldn't want anyone to receive John's full treatment; not even an 'enemy'. He has been obsessively harassing me for over 2 years now, even though I had stayed away from all 3 of his accounts(until recently lol). I have unblocked one of his accounts, since blocking him is futile; he is such a relentless character, forcing himself onto poems via the reply section of other comments. I suspect he would be one of those guys who slips roofies into drinks....like a rapist.

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 11/8/2012 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Like hannibal lector
    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 11/8/2012 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And if he persist one day I will be.
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 8:34:00 AM
    I find Andrea's comment interesting regarding colour, imagery and poetry. Charlotte, again you used strong imagery....to pen a well-written, forlorn poem. The uncertainty detailed in the poem, lends added mystery, which is good to see in poetry. I can see that John didn't give you the full treatment, probably because he respects you enough not to, as you are friends. This is good, as he needs friends, especially since he burns so many bridges.

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 11/8/2012 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He thinks I'm hannible lector.
  1. Date: 10/15/2012 4:09:00 PM
    hahaha, just reading this one now and what you had referred to in the blog. It's an example of silliness what the person said, not anything about religion, so I just chalk that comment up to nonsense. this one rocks. (if more people used color, etc in their poetry they would finally be writing the REAL way poetry is to be written, not just TELLING US with words words words philosophizing everything so boring. But with imagery. that is what differentiates outstanding poetry from mundane!

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Once again, the queen of alliteration scores. I'd like to see a concluding thought here, but the poem does set us up for an interjection by the poet. You may wish to consider that. Always enjoy my visit here, Charlotte.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 5:38:00 AM
    This is amazing..

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 7:47:00 AM
    this is a wonderful wrk charlotee with some very brilliant uses of alitteration..

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 7:42:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poem, Charlotte. Congrats on your win! Kim

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 7:35:00 PM
    you throw color in everything you do. if its not the name it's the season. not that i mind but what does color have to do with it. colors seem to be your diaties. and now i wonder if they are. john

    Puddifoot Avatar Charlotte Puddifoot
    Date: 1/6/2012 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    no it's just that I prefer colourful poetry as opposed to dull, colourless verse, colour is one of my trademarks, I'm SO glad you don't mind, I was losing sleep for a while there...
  1. Date: 12/23/2011 11:09:00 AM
    A wonderful poem Charlotte.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 8:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Charlotte

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 6:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super placement in Andrea's "Word Wizard's" challenge Charlotte. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 1:00:00 AM
    A big congratulations to you, Charlotte. I really enjoyed the unique imagery you offered us with this frosty treat!

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 2:10:00 PM
    wow.....marvellous...this will be number one in the contest I am certain.....outstanding even by your usual exactness......congratulations in advance....Syd

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 1:45:00 PM
    Very nice. Perfect flow and imagry. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 9:18:00 AM
    i woke to winter today. the frost on my car window. as i joined in the consumerism race, john