Sunday, January 29, 2012


This is a very old poem from my journals. I took it out and edited it a bit. It is one of my favourites, as it never fails to bring back the memories. Even the best of friends, or spouses, have their differences sometimes...

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like a rush
of arctic wind
that scuttles over
a winter pond
dusting hoarfrost on reeds,
we sat, stiff , cold
as strangers

no words, no words pass between us today.
no words, no words she said.

revised 07/12/08

Publishing Note :

1. First published on this blog 18th Nov 2009.
2. Submitted for the Movingwords poetry competition 2011
3. Re-post for Poets Rally Week 61, 29th Jan 2012.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2012

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Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

You have so aptly described a quarrel...the frost that covers and divides...although a painful subject matter this is a beautiful poem.

30 January, 2012 00:21  
Blogger Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

sometimes, no words is better than words of rudeness.

powerful expression.

30 January, 2012 03:26  
Blogger Ravenblack said...

The "no words" phase is hard. The way we just have to stop talking for a while and this coldness is rather painful. Running out of argument, regretting, waiting for the emotions to pass. Those poor reeds. :D

30 January, 2012 06:44  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...


yes, it's a painful subject matter, but i guessed the poem turns out quite well.
thanks for your comment. :)


hmm, maybe more words could worsen the situation. :)

thank you!


poor reeds!

i was looking for images that could describe the mood.
at that time, the words couldn't come. it was in the mind, but it couldn't leave the lips. i guessed it was the same for her.

30 January, 2012 21:01  
Blogger ashok said...

crip and stunning words...

30 January, 2012 23:46  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

thank you, Ashok. :)

31 January, 2012 18:35  
Anonymous ZQ said...

you never stop amazing me. Good write

01 February, 2012 06:53  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...


Thanks, ZQ!

01 February, 2012 20:39  
Blogger magiceye said...

loved this!

11 February, 2012 01:35  
Anonymous dsnake1 said...

Thank you, magiceye!

how have you been? i am very busy with work lately. :)

11 February, 2012 17:51  

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