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A Tale of Fire and Ice

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A Tale of Fire and Ice

Part I: Ice

He shines like silver midnight moon -
cool marble statue, this tycoon.
And though he makes the ladies swoon,
of ice he’s hewn.; of ice he’s hewn.

He’s poker-faced and can deceive
competitors and can achieve
most anything, but can’t conceive
of Genevieve, of Genevieve.

Like Neptune, distant from the sun -
relationships he chose to shun.
He thought the search for love was done.
He has no one; he has no one.

Now love’s allure has come his way.
What will he do? What will he say?
Will he grab hold, beg love to stay,
or let it stray? Or let it stray?

Part II: Fire

This dragoness disguised in lace -
passion’s flower with angel’s face,
precisely picks the time and place
each dream to chase, each dream to chase.

Like ink the color red, she stains
the hearts of those whose love she drains,
and then she leaves when naught remains
No lust she feigns; no lust she feigns.

And now there’s one who would suffice.
For him alone, she’d sacrifice
her everything, so he of ice
she must entice, she must entice.

So Genevieve now strikes the flame.
Will man of ice his love proclaim?
Beneath her fire and his cold frame,
they’re both the same. They’re both the same.

By Andrea Dietrich 

For Carol Brown's FIRE And ICE Poetry Contest
and now for PD's Best Love poem 3 Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 8/5/2014 8:08:00 PM
    My second comment on this. I caught the Genevieve in this poem...but it's not me. That being said - I loved this poem and well understand someone wanting to use it for a class. My poetry is simple - like doing it, but playing in a scrabble club really what I like to do.. keep writing - you are talented!!!

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 7:13:00 PM
    Liked this poem...your mind thinks deep...

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 7:12:00 PM
    Well written

  1. Date: 6/19/2014 4:11:00 PM
    I like this poem, Andrea. Congratulations winning the recent slam ! You inspire those of us of lesser talent. Love and Light!--Keith

  1. Date: 6/6/2014 6:20:00 AM
    Not only do you have unlimited talent when it comes to your writing - your insight is of the same high quality. A wonderful write, Andrea. Jack C

  1. Date: 5/28/2014 3:55:00 AM
    Yes indeed my friend...I hear music when I read this. BIG congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 7:47:00 PM
    Good going andrea

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 3:27:00 PM
    I have a new favorite poem, this is beautiful. Congrats on your win :D

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 3:15:00 PM
    Beautiful poem Andrea...I liked the one you did with the sun and the sea also...Congrats on a great win

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 1:13:00 PM
    Simply outstanding a well deserved first place Andrea. Hugs Jan xxx

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 12:34:00 PM
    Remarkable Andrea. I love the contrasts..Congratulations on the placement

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 11:52:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, this is one of your best poems! No wonder it won top placing! Congratulations:) // paul

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 8:27:00 AM
    Great win Andrea! So captivating and creative, has a real dreamy, ancient quality about it, Gonna fave this honey!

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 7:36:00 AM
    This is significant in every way! The jux of the fire and ice, the male and female--the clever use of monorhyme in the quatrains, the climax building in the fourth quatrains of each and the final resolution. Got to fav this----oopps, one more thing (as if it needs something else!) beautiful iambic tetrameter that melts into the poem!! Story telling with images at its best.

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 6:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well-deserved big win!!!!

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 6:36:00 AM
    grats on the win :)

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 5:31:00 AM
    Indeed a great one Andrea n an all time winner ought to be ! Huge congrats !

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 2:58:00 AM
    Wish I could read every poem .. but I just can't these days but enjoyed putting on and taking off a coat (NO menopausal symptoms) due to the intensity of your fabulous write. Congrats and respect. Dutch greetings Elly

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 1:45:00 AM
    Congrats :)

  1. Date: 5/27/2014 1:30:00 AM
    A True Masterpiece, Andrea. many congrats on your well deserved first place. Lainie

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