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This beautiful pattern on my Dad's patio table inspired the poem below...

This beautiful pattern on my Dad's patio table inspired the poem below...


Make mine frosted
Like the icing on a cake
Glisten, glitterati
Take all the time
You need to take
Anoint the un-anointed
With your slender silver flake
And a send a softened shimmer
O’er the steel-grey winter lake

Carpet seasons grey
With endless skirts of wondrous white
And rustle trembling branches
In a phosphorescent light
Then, cracked and broken
As the morning sun demands
Your patterns and your swirls
Are like the lines upon our hands
Foretelling futures frosted new
Make diamonds from the morning dew
A beauty that is seldom seen
This winter, cloaked in crystalline.

Copyright 2008 Kev Moore

Photo by Kev Moore


December 12, 2008 - Posted by | Cafe Literati, Christmas, Kev Moore's Poetry, photo, photography, poetry, random, writing | , , , , ,


  1. Yes, rather like the sentimentalism in this one with a touch of hope in the face of uncertainty. The poem builds up like a wave and crashes and ends with soft waves lapping against the shore. A metaphoric image that came to mind.

    Comment by Michael | December 13, 2008

  2. Thanks Michael, I like the imagery you attach to the rhythm of the poem.

    Comment by kevmoore | December 13, 2008

  3. “Like the lines upon our hands”…nature in all it’s beauty, constantly echoing itself. Wonderful, Kev.

    Comment by shelleymhouse | December 16, 2008

  4. After a creative lull poetry-wise, I’m feeling quite inspired this December. Thank you Shelley.

    Comment by kevmoore | December 16, 2008

  5. You are so inspired Kev! Your words warm as the chill of the season can’t.

    Comment by Susan | December 17, 2008

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