frozen (not the movie)

Photo Credits: Caleb
photo credits: Caleb


Done. Completed. Finished.

A world inside a perfect sphere of crystal-clear ice.

Turned upside down, daring me to right it.

He said he would freeze my heart.

As I had frozen his.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #53

(32 words!)

© phylor 2015


16 thoughts on “frozen (not the movie)

  1. C.C. March 27, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    I love the dare and also the reference to the threat. Very cleverly written.


    • phylor March 27, 2015 / 9:45 pm

      The globe with the world upside down made me think of a person’s world turned upside down. And the poem flowed from there.


      • C.C. March 27, 2015 / 10:11 pm

        Definitely great inspiration! And thank you for not going with Frozen (the movie). Ugh. Overkill already :-P


        • phylor March 28, 2015 / 12:21 am

          I didn’t see the movie. I don’t know the song that everyone sings from it. There isn’t anything that isn’t Frozen themed. Disney has reached new heights of commercialism.


  2. phylor March 26, 2015 / 5:10 am

    Tournesol (Clr) I accidently deleted your comment!
    I found the image very mysterious and haunting. It looked like a world turned up side down. Thanks!


  3. julespaige March 25, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    He said, she said and age old story. Well reflected (even if it or especially if it was subconscious).


    • phylor March 26, 2015 / 5:14 am

      It is an age-old battle. I really do write “subconsciously” sometimes. Something will pop into my mind without actually thinking about it, and it feels like it is literally writing itself. It’s strange and hard to describe.


      • julespaige March 26, 2015 / 6:54 am

        Not strange at all. Quite natural I think.
        I am more often surprised at the depth others dig up – as most often ‘it’ was not intentionally put there.


        • phylor March 26, 2015 / 12:38 pm

          Interesting idea on creativity!


          • julespaige March 26, 2015 / 1:33 pm

            I think when we write it is often like dreaming. We subconsciously transfer symbols that we have processed differently than we would have if we have been conscious. So when someone else ponders with clarity… we can have that ah-ha moment of ‘Well maybe that meaning does belong there after all.’


            • phylor March 26, 2015 / 2:02 pm

              I like the analogy of writing as dreaming. Dreaming is on many levels. The fascinating thing is that we don’t have to actually remember all the dream. As you say, we transfer symbols that register later.

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  4. summerstommy2 March 24, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    I felt there was so much not said in this, that we as responders are left to speculate about which is what poems should often be.


    • phylor March 24, 2015 / 10:33 pm

      This is one of the writings where it was my subconscious and fingers at work. I guess I didn’t know the full story either, because my “inspiration” stopped at the last line. I could not think of any more to say, nor line to fill in what was going on between the lines.
      Hope you don’t mind speculating?


  5. CC Champagne March 24, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    This is just right! A few short lines that say it all, in so many ways. For me, right now, this is perfect!


    • phylor March 24, 2015 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks! It is the shortest thing I have written. Except perhaps when I tried to haiku several years ago.


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