Friday, December 21, 2012

Hoarfrost


Hoarfrost
by Fox c. 2012

I bear in memory 
strolling Yule streets
sodden hem stiffening with rime clinging to boots
packages tucked in my old basket
some freshly wrapped in brown paper from the shops
an enchanted evergreen bough brushed my cheek 
as I passed Old Willf selling chestnuts
 on the street corner
and I wished it were you.



created for Mr. Knowitall's
G-man 55

and
submitted to









17 comments:

Sheila WB said...

Beautiful and poignant xx

Teresa said...

This is wonderful! Such a beautiful vintage 55. :-)

my heart's love songs said...

romantic, nostalgic, beautiful and, yes as Sheila said, poignant! wonderful 55!

G-Man said...

Dearest Mimi...
I just Love stories from days gone by. You write with great passion!
Loved your nostalgic 55
Thanks for playing today, we've missed you!
Have a Kick Ass Week-End
Merry Christmas My Friend

Other Mary said...

That's great! I was there, just from your description. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

aprille said...

You have created some fabulous gifts for a lucky someone.

Tatius T. Darksong said...

sounds like a great shopping day and someone very lucky will get a gift, wonderful

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have captured some of the old world charm I still associate with Christmas time.
Thank you for your contribution to Real Toads in 2012.

Herotomost said...

Regardless of time frame or backdrop, that holiday feeling permeates and warms ones nostalgic backside...great writing and Happy Holidays!

Marian said...

oh, the wishes...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love all of the old fashioned treasures you post here - the basket is intriguing. The poem took me back in time to years when shopping was careful, not excessive, and one put one's careful purchases in a basket instead of an SUV!

Kim Nelson said...

My girls and I enjoyed our annual viewing of Little Women last night. Your poem feels like a scene taken directly therefrom. And I love it!

Laura said...

so beautiful... I see it as you tell it.

Susie Clevenger said...

A beautiful Christmas story. Merry Christmas!!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautiful! Happy holidays to you!!

Lolamouse said...

You set this scene vividly! Beautiful poem!

Margaret said...

Such texture here of the senses, sodden hem, old basket, brown paper, evergreen boughs, chestnuts... the memory of a loved one... very nice.