Writing 201 Day 9: Cold, Concrete Poetry, Epistrophe/Anaphora
Have you ever slurped an icy
cold snow cone on a scorching summer
afternoon? Have you ever had a brain freeze
ice cream headache, scrunched up your eyes
because it hurts so bad, and then it’s gone
so fast? Have you ever licked that frozen thing
you weren’t supposed to touch and your tongue
got stuck and your mom got really mad? I did.
Have you ever forgotten your snow gloves and
hat on a freezing day and your fingers are numb,
especially your pinky, and the very tip of your
nose, too? Have you ever heard of the
coldest place on earth where people live in a
climate so frigid and the cold is so raw that their
saliva freezes? I have. Have you ever hiked all
day in the dusty blazing sun, came back to your
camp, had an ice cold beer, shed all that
dirty gear and jumped into the blessed
coolness of the late
Have you ever
felt the cold?
*Oymyakon, Russia – average winter temps minus 50 C ( minus 58 F).