Frozen Sea

English: A monk ice skating on a frozen river.

English: A monk ice skating on a frozen river. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us’ Franz Kafka

This bloodless fluid in stasis
Ancient ocean frozen like a lake
for lighthearted ice skating
in the depths of winter

I am but a surface, still
to be written on as skates
would slice my brittle surface
Never knowing the deep, within

Can I write of what is underneath
Simmering like a pot about to boil
awaiting its moment
to arise as leviathan and awake
freed from the slumber of the ice?

Take this axe to me now
Rend the truth from my solid denial
On the page witness blood and pain
and deep aspects so finely etched

While my frozen fortress reigns
I am a liar and a fool
A thief in your night, but open wounds
through words are laid bare
and the ice will break and thaw
like freedom on the first morning
of Spring

© Helen Valentina 2013 All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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12 Responses to Frozen Sea

  1. ioniamartin says:

    I love the feeling I get when reading this. So very beautiful.

  2. I get the impression you write a lot of poems about hope and expectation and this is another for me. That you want your persona’s to be brave and look deeper into you to discover the the riches below your surface. I wonder. This was another good one Helen.

  3. annotating60 says:

    Really a powerful poem about the urgings submerged below the ice of our fascades. Great read. >KB

  4. Skye says:

    Brilliant, Helen!! I loved the feel and flow of this one. xxxx 🙂

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