Ice Sculpture

 So still
So temporary
Did he carve your breasts
With love
Shape your lips
That he would never kiss
Drape the chaste frozen sash
Across your nakedness
In deference
To your modesty?
When he roughed you out
Of the solid crystal blocks
Did he love you then? 
You are so
Translucently pure
I can see through you
Yet you reflect
Me

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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

Just lovely :)


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Randy :0)


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Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Wow. What a beautiful meeting of mediums. I was drawn in immediately. I think I have it memorized, I concentrated so hard.

Oh by the way, love the new profile pic.


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Fascinating! Love the last line- it's an unexpected twist that really gets me thinking. Thanks.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Frieda! On both counts.

Any poem that gets the reader thinking is a poem that works. Thanks so much, Storyteller!


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bobbytnr 6 years ago from Hyderabad, India

wow! beautiful


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Really enjoyed this poem on several levels. Have to go back now and read it again. Thanks!


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Bobby!

Thank you, Peggy. So glad you enjoyed it :0)


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

perfect, each word is perfect. thanks for sharing with us. :]


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you so much, Rebekah!


ralwus 6 years ago

As lovely as the sculpture Tom. Very nice.


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Ralwus! I was inspired.


ralwus 6 years ago

LOL Yes, she did the same to me. Lovely craftsmanship.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Wow Tom you're the man!!!!


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks so much, BP. Great, GREAT to see you!


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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

This is beautiful ~ how lovely, thank you so much.


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

..of course Im reflecting myself to the critique, but you have really touched on the feelings associated with the creative process, supremely well done


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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Brightforyou, Sunforged.

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