embers

Only one star
An ember in an icicle,
Too dark to go home
a world of scudding clouds:

a fireplace, wood,
and a blanket

white nights, white night

two smbers,

two embers

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

2 thoughts on “embers

  1. Hmm. The start of this poem is beyond outstanding, Jim. I am still struggling with the last line, though. Grey nights of snow, a pile
    Hmmm. The mood of the first two stanzas really is powerful. Do you mean that the combination of Grey nights and snow is a pile?
    Or have I lost all sense of where I am at in the universe.
    You are always a brilliant poet that I know I have to work to understand.

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