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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

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 2:11:00 PM

    Writing poems praising contrasting things have always been a very challenging feat in English literature through centuries. We know Milton wrote Allegro and Il Penseroso, praising day and night respectively, as part of his M.A.Vivo Vaci. Such endeavours bring out the poetic skills in a person. Equally praising fire and ice needs skills, vision and imagination. I am an impartial critic and I think the poetess Andrea Dietrich has done justice to the theme in question.

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 11:03:00 PM

    Hi what is this poem about

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/31/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    first, why don't you give your name? I think it is obvious what it is about.
  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:48:00 PM

    You rock Andrea, and you always deliver. Another fave to round out my collection of your wonders! Love, Lizzie

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/2/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks so much, sweet lady.
  1. Date: 12/23/2012 5:49:00 PM

    Wow, I absolutely love the poem. It is going in my favorites. Congratulations on your big win.

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/2/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    wow, thanks to you too, Jon
  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:15:00 PM

    Among the thorn and the rushes there is a red rose smiling, classic.

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 12:20:00 PM

    I love this...feels archaic. You're always sooo good!...and the flow is effortless

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:21:00 AM

    This is so unique and awesome my dear Andrea! Big congratulations on your super win! love always, LG

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:40:00 AM

    Congratulations on your top spot Andrea, I feel honoured to share it with you, love this one xx

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:29:00 AM

    Congratulations my friend Andrea on your fantastic win. Wishing you a blessed Christmas. Hugs/Love Maria

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 12:31:00 AM

    Rhyme, Rythme Coldest and warmest images Writing"haute cuisine" Felicitations :+) Ellie Daphne

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:42:00 PM

    Congrads for ur to read more from you...thanks for stopping by love,Mehnaz

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:40:00 PM

    Wow, amazing ....loved reading your poem.liked the way you put FIRE feminine, Love,Mehnaz

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 10:11:00 PM

    Andrea, your take on the subject is quite interesting, congrats on the big win!! Jag

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 8:38:00 PM

    Andrea, 2 perceived opposite meanings when it comes to "FIRE And ICE" :-) Congratulations with your winning poem In , Carol's contest... goodnight~ PD

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 6:08:00 PM

    congrats on a great win Andrea...

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 5:23:00 PM

    I can't believe this is my first time reading this amazing piece! Congratulations, well deserved win.

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 4:53:00 PM

    Andrea, congratulations on your well deserved win in Carol's contest luv. Have a wonderful day. Love, Gail

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 1:44:00 PM

    Thank you for supporting my contest and congratulations on your placement Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 4:21:00 PM

    this is a really nice poem! i love how you used the english language in here. i was...enticed by this poem! keep on writing! :) -linda

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 8:58:00 AM

    Wow this is an awesome write and held me enticed to the last sentence. He was ice she was the girl on fire. I love this and will go in my fav. love phyl

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 4:08:00 PM

    Oh you shine! A fave of mine, so devine this rhyme. What a tale, and all the suspense. I have to fave this gem! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 11:22:00 AM

    An excellent poem here By you Andrea.You are on a roll!!

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 4:21:00 AM

    Outstanding!! an absolute study in contrast yet the same! Great Andrea! loved this and the way you rhymed it, almost song like. This is a first place winner here. Yes, I wrote a new Clerihew, check out when u can.

    Shah Avatar Yesha Shah Date: 12/1/2012 4:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, I fav this!
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:27:00 AM

    Loved it! Sounds like two barracudas circling each other. I liked the repeating phrase in the last line of each stanza. Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 9:40:00 PM

    This is simple a work of art! I'm so impressed. Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed this tale. :) Thanks for your post on my haiku. You brought me joy!

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 9:28:00 AM

    I LOVE this one. A fave!!! I so enjoyed reading your latest poems this morning - Thanks for sharing your creative thoughts!

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 9:10:00 AM

    N ice tale! Bravo. Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:52:00 AM

    I love your tale dear Andrea.. I read it and read it again..Ow the man of ice and Genevieve's flame.. His ice she melts as he freezes her flame :)

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 5:44:00 PM

    Very beautiful Andrea and I wish you luck in the contest. Thanks for sharing this freat poem. Lucilla

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 3:34:00 PM

    Exquisite, Andrea, exquisite!!! Terry