A Magical Palace

A Magical Palace

Lay me down on a blanket of white,
Where tears are frozen and eyes shut tight.
Feeling the tingle from cool, crisp sheets,
Drifting down, silently, piece by piece.

A magical palace, where earth blends with sky,
And freezing stars glisten, remotely, on high.
A calming, clear bitterness, fashioned from ice,
Where crystal, laced petals shine bright, to entice.

This wonderland wizard shares icy-cold lust,
Enticing spells, casting forth glacial dust,
Banishing warmer climes, welcoming frigid,
Turning stark scenery, frosty and rigid.

This chilly existence enfolds in pure snow,
Numbing extremes, creeping up from below.
A crystalline bed, harshly raw and forbidding,
Dispelling the wanting, desires, unforgiving.

Each sharp, bitter snowflake falls quietly with grace,
Settling fast, gently, to cover my face,
Slowly engulfing my pale, polar form,
Veiled and invisible, lost in the storm.

4th April 2019

Yesterday’s snowfall was expected, but the amount that fell here, not quite so much! As is usually the case, despite any chaos or inconvenience caused, it always looks like a beautiful Winter Wonderland, straight from the rear of the wardrobe in Narnia!

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14 thoughts on “A Magical Palace”

  1. Peter's pondering says:

    It is so beautiful, for a few brief moments, and then the reality hits. We really aren’t very good at snow are we!

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Haha! We’re rubbish at most extremes in this country, to be honest, but a bit of snow causes untold troubles! It does look so pretty though! I know Knighton, about 6 miles from us, came to a standstill. Any gritting that had been done wasn’t effective, & the long, & steep hill into & out of Knighton was a no-go for many vehicles. The heavy rain in the night washed most of it away, hooray!! ?

  2. ivor20 says:

    A wondrous winter poem, I was completely snowed in by your 3rd stanza.
    “This wonderland wizard shares icy-cold lust,
    Enticing spells, casting forth glacial dust,
    Banishing warmer climes, welcoming frigid,
    Turning stark scenery, frosty and rigid.”
    Thank you to Peter, of Peter’s Pondering, for sending me over here, glorious poetry…..

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you so very much for your kind words, Ivor! ( My Father-in-Law was Ivor too!) I’m glad you enjoyed my poem, it helps having extremes of weather here eh! ? It was very kind of Peter to share my blog, & I’m most grateful! Thank you for the follow, & it’s great to see that you’re a poet too, so I’m going to enjoy following you & catching up on your work too! ?

      1. ivor20 says:

        Oh, there is not many Ivor’s down this way, there’s a bit of distant Welsh in mums side of the family, my sister’s name is Myfwany. At the moment I seem to be doing a poem a day, but I’ll be slowing down soon , I’ve been home a lot lately recovering from a couple of recent Strokes, but in 17 days I’m off to New York and Philadelphia, for 5 weeks. A trip of a lifetime for me, and I’ll be staying with my cousins in Philadelphia, whom I’ve never seen. It’s all very exciting for me. Thank you for your kind reply and I look forward to reading your poems.

        1. Debbie Jones says:

          Aww Myfanwy is a lovely, traditional Welsh name too! It’s nice that your distant roots have carried on, through yourself & sister’s names. I’m sorry to hear you’ve suffered a couple of strokes, but it’s great that you’re bouncing back, & off on your amazing sounding trip, soon! I’ve never been to Philly but we used to try to get to New York (Manhattan) when we could, as we made some wonderful friends there through a blues music jam we discovered, that’s still going strong. Unfortunately, we haven’t managed to get there since 2013. My husband had to take early retirement through ill health, which took a while to sort, then we decided to move to Wales, & so it goes on, but hopefully we’ll get there again someday! I’m sure you’ll love NYC, especially if you’re open-minded..it’s so vibrant & full of life & craziness! Have a fantastic time, & a wonderful first meeting with your cousins. Until then, I’ll look forward to reading your poetry! ?

          1. ivor20 says:

            I think it’s late over your way, sleep well, and I’ll chat soon.

  3. G.Edward Smith says:

    Wow! Can’t believe you got snow. It’s been in the 70’s here. I’ll trade you? Beautiful poem. I love how you can create such beauty from your experiences of daily life.

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Our weather is all over the place at the moment, Edward. We’d had a lovely spell, then it got colder & hey presto! Snow! However, that night it rained very heavily & washed it all away. Today was back to sunshine & blue skies..very typical of UK Spring! It would be great if we could trade weather occasionally! ? Thank you for your very kinds words, once again. I think being outdoors inspires me in some way every day, but extremes even more so..hooray for our crazy weather! ?

  4. All About Life says:

    Great poem! I was directed over here by Peter and I’m very glad I came :O)

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you very much indeed, Lisa! It was very kind of Peter to share my blog, & in doing so I’m seeing some great blogs to follow & catch up on too, lovely to meet you! ?

  5. forresting365 says:

    This is wonderful!!! Thank You and Cheers! 🙂

    1. Debbie Jones says:

      Thank you very much indeed, Katy! ☺️

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