National Poetry Month — Day 13

Sometimes there isn’t enough energy in a day to make a poem. Sometimes we are lucky just to notice a phrase that comes across our path, to recognize it for its lyricism in the midst of anything else but that.

A few weeks ago, I ran across one such phrase. I cannot remember where I read it, but it has stuck with me all this time. And today, which was probably the most productive workday I’ve had all month, all I can manage for a poem, even today, is to remember that one line. So let me share it with you:


“soft and awash like fog over snow”


I wish I could remember who wrote it, so I could give that person credit.





7 thoughts on “National Poetry Month — Day 13

    1. Hmm, maybe. I didn’t search for it, honestly, because I actually really liked that it was just a floating ethereal fragment. I know I could have looked it up, of course.

      I went to the site, and I’ve never seen that site before. However, Robbins’ work is sometimes quoted in the We’Moon calendar newsletter, and I used to use that calendar, so maybe that’s where the crossover was. The timing is right.


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  1. Hi Angelique

    Re the phrase “soft and awash…”

    typing it into Google brought forth a number of hits, all from the same person who apparently writes horoscopes. She perhaps should take up poetry on the side. (Kidding.) I agree it is a compelling phrase.

    Janice D. Soderling

    Starcodes Feb 19 2016 Heather Roan Robbins February 22, 2016 0 Apologies for the delay in having this week’s Starcodes posted, there have been some technical glitches! This is a moody, multilayered week. The Sun enters sensitive Pisces and approaches conjunction with intuitive, confusing Neptune and can leave us soft and awash like fog over snow. We may feel permeable, indefinite, extra emotional, easily teary. unusually vulnerable and therefore a bit self-protective. Over that squishiness lies a more cheerfully stubborn, sociably political awareness, which both can keep the conversation going but keep us feeling a little disconnected with Mercury and Venus in abstracted Aquarius. This sociable awareness can help us cope with that mushy interior quality that may be too tender to talk about, and keep the conversation going. Because of that emotional disconnect under a relentlessly charming Mercury-Venus conjunction in Aquarius, we can speak poetically and almost convincingly about tough subjects. While this is great for entertaining dinner parties and…


    1. Yes, thanks, I know. And I could have looked it up, of course. As I said to the previous commenter (who also looked it up for me), I actually liked the ethereal nature of the quote’s staying power, even when the rest of what is was part of didn’t have it.

      But thank you so much for commenting and for going to the trouble. 🙂


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