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Cold Beauty

by richieh 

Posted: 14 May 2005
Word Count: 87

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Cold Beauty

The wind is biting; the ground is frozen.
Outside all is still, a cold beauty reigns.
Here, the fire soothes my soul's disquiet.
The window offers a mournful vantage
And separates life from death, me from you,
A barrier between heaven and earth.

Time can never heal cruel fate's burden,
Its passage only deepens and echoes:
Memories of gentle summers return,
A stolen kiss here, a loving look there.
You were my life, my source, my very breath,
Earthly perfection, but claimed by the dust.

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The Walrus at 20:41 on 15 May 2005  Report this post
Profoundly sad piece. The strength of feeling behind it speaks.


Shika at 22:43 on 13 October 2005  Report this post
A very moving love song. I like the way you have used the cold beauty of winter to link in with the dead person frozen in time and also in the hard ground. S

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