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Poetry Friday: Should the Fox Come Again to My Cabin in the Snow by Patricia Fargnoli

January 13th, 2017 (06:00 am)
hopeful

Current Mood: hopeful
Current Song: Stuck in a Glass Elevator by The Myriad

Should the Fox Come Again to My Cabin in the Snow

Then, the winter will have fallen all in white
and the hill will be rising to the north,
the night also rising and leaving,
dawn light just coming in, the fire out.

Down the hill running will come that flame
among the dancing skeletons of the ash trees.
I will leave the door open for him.

- by Patricia Fargnoli

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Posted by: kellyrfineman (kellyrfineman)
Posted at: January 13th, 2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
bare tree

SWOON! I love this poem so much that I'm copying it into my commonplace book!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 13th, 2017 09:24 pm (UTC)

I love hearing that! I'm so glad it resonated with someone else, too! :)

Posted by: Donna Smith (Donna Smith)
Posted at: January 13th, 2017 08:18 pm (UTC)

This is beautiful.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 13th, 2017 09:24 pm (UTC)

I agree. Such lovely imagery and openness, both figuratively and literally.

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: January 14th, 2017 12:41 am (UTC)
Beautiful

I love the image of the flame rushing through the skeletons of the ash trees (all too real skeletons as ash trees are dying out in my area). Breathtaking!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 14th, 2017 03:06 am (UTC)
Re: Beautiful

Indeed. :)

Edited at 2017-01-14 06:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: January 14th, 2017 02:04 pm (UTC)

I want a cabin in the snow, and the sight of a fox...a flame that comes running. My door would be open, too!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 14th, 2017 05:54 pm (UTC)

Ditto!

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