Friday, February 01, 2008

Cherry Stone

Cherry trees crack in the storm
bearing the brunt of foul weather. I stand
on the stoop searching my pockets
for a key I’ve long since discarded.
Ice rims the jamb. The door is sealed
tight as a cherry stone.

Poefusion: brunt, crack, key, cherry, discard
Sunday Scribblings: foul

15 comments:

khambagirl said...

So many of us are experiencing foul weather right now -- can really relate. Well written!

paisley said...

foiled again!!! excellent use of the prompts

tumblewords said...

These winter truths are the pits. I could see this picture! Nice!

Jim Murdoch said...

Enjoyed this one especially the strong syllables:

crack / brunt / stoop / key / rims / tight

and the lovely sentence: " Ice rims the jamb."

Michelle Johnson said...

What a wonderful use of the prompt and the bad weather we seem to be experiencing right now. The line ice rims the jamb is my favorite. Have a nice weekend.

mariacristina said...

Many images of being shut out. Nice use of tight spaces.

LittleWing said...

those images are winter awesome...

Linda Jacobs said...

I've stood outside that door, keyless, so many times! Love this!

keith hillman said...

Made me shiver! Brilliant use of the prompt

Redness said...

Yikes I could hear that tree crakcing - excellent take on the prompt!

anthonynorth said...

Sat here freezing. Gales subsided. Missed most of the snow - for now.
I sympathise with the cherry tree :-)

sister AE said...

I like "tight as a cherry stone" very much.

Dale said...

Terrific.

Lilibeth said...

Me too. Me too. I like it too.

myrtle beached whale said...

I hate winter. great description.