?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile PenUltimate Productions Website Previous Previous Next Next
Poem: "Time for Snow" - The Wordsmith's Forge
The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
ysabetwordsmith
ysabetwordsmith
Poem: "Time for Snow"

This is today's freebie poem.  Arriving via email were two photo prompts from poeticknowledge.  I decided to put them together.  The result is "Time for Snow," in which Doctor Who arrives near Knoxville, Tennessee and quickly discovers that all is not as it should be.


Time for Snow


When the blue police box materialized
and the grinding, whining noise had stopped,
The Doctor announced, "We have arrived!
We should be somewhere in the woods
just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee."

His Companion poked her head outdoors
and said, "It's snowing."
"Clearly something is wrong here,"
said The Doctor.

"What are those?" asked his Companion,
pointing overhead at the flashes
of pink and blue and green light.
"Aha!" said The Doctor.  "Aurora Sylphs!
They come from a timeline where
fairies became the dominant species.
Their wings give off that light, and
their ambient magic causes snowstorms."

By the time they had
tracked down all the fairies,
tucked them into magic-proof cages,
induced the snow to melt before it killed everything,
gotten arrested, escaped from jail,
recaptured all of the Aurora Sylphs
mistakenly released by animal-rights activists,
made their way back to the TARDIS
and set coordinates for the proper timestream,
they were both exhausted.

Less than an hour later,
The Doctor dragged himself from sleep
to answer the insistent rapping on his door.
"Whazzit?" he mumbled.

"I'm sorry, Doctor, but it's snowing in the TARDIS,"
said his Companion from under three layers of wool.

"Well, bugger," said The Doctor,
"We'll never  find all the blighters in here!"





Tags: , , , , , , ,
Current Mood: busy busy

19 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: March 2nd, 2011 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, this was awesome enough that I had to go yap in Twitter before I'd even finished reading the poem!!

And then I finished it and I love it! Worth staying up for!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 2nd, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad that you find my writing to be so engrossing. (It has been described as "flypaper for eyeballs.") I am still trying to remember not to hand freshly printed fiction to my_partner_doug at inopportune times, such as right before bed or when we need to leave for town.
eseme From: eseme Date: March 2nd, 2011 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha!

This manages to be amusing even for those of us who do not watch Dr. Who.

Rather like tribbles, those Aurora Sylphs.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 2nd, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

>>This manages to be amusing even for those of us who do not watch Dr. Who.<<

Yay! That's always good to hear.

>>Rather like tribbles, those Aurora Sylphs.<<

*laugh* Why, yes. Yes they are.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: March 2nd, 2011 06:16 am (UTC) (Link)
<giggles>
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 2nd, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

I'm glad you found this poem amusing.
kyleri From: kyleri Date: March 2nd, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee!
poeticknowledge From: poeticknowledge Date: March 3rd, 2011 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG! I love this so much! It's just perfect! lol Very entertaining, funny, and amusing. :) Thank you so much! :D Do you mind if I cross-post this or link to it from one of my journal entries? I'd love to share it. <3

Also, I sent you a physical copy of the Doctor Who card to your P.O. Box. I'm not sure if you've received it yet, but I thought I'd give you a heads up! :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2011 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

You're welcome!

>>OMG! I love this so much! It's just perfect! lol Very entertaining, funny, and amusing. <<

Yay! I'm glad you like it.

>>Do you mind if I cross-post this or link to it from one of my journal entries? I'd love to share it.<<

Go ahead. It's a freebie, so people are welcome to cross-post it.

>>Also, I sent you a physical copy of the Doctor Who card to your P.O. Box. I'm not sure if you've received it yet, but I thought I'd give you a heads up!<<

Not yet, but thank you. We'll probably go into town on Friday, so maybe it will be there then.
poeticknowledge From: poeticknowledge Date: March 3rd, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're welcome!

Thank you. :) I'll definitely cross-post it to my journal soon to share with my other friends on LJ. I think it's the coolest poem and I'm glad I participated. Let me know when you receive it in the mail. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're welcome!

I appreciate the signal boost.
poeticknowledge From: poeticknowledge Date: March 5th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: You're welcome!

No problem! :) I'll post it tonight and link you to it. <3
janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: March 3rd, 2011 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
*That's* where all the snow came from this year! I mean, it's supposed to snow, but not that much! :-)
poeticknowledge From: poeticknowledge Date: March 3rd, 2011 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
lol :) That's right! Aren't you from Tennessee too? I think I remember seeing your name in one of Elizabeth's poetry books. Am I remembering correctly? :) I remember reading "Maryville, TN" so if you live there, we're like next-door neighbors! lol :)
janetmiles From: janetmiles Date: March 3rd, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi! I'm originally from Arizona, but I've been in Tennessee for almost 21 years. I live in Maryville and work at UTK.

And you did see my name in _Prismatica_; I was honored to write the foreword.

poeticknowledge From: poeticknowledge Date: March 3rd, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey! :) Wow! What a coincidence! lol We've lived in Knoxville for going on 9 years now and I'm also from the West -- I'm originally from the Bay Area of California. :) How cool! And you teach at UTK? My Mom works by UTK but not at UTK. I really enjoyed reading your foreword, as I felt it really did Prismatica justice. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2011 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)

*laugh*

Yeah, it seemed like a good explanation. ;)
lindenharp From: lindenharp Date: May 12th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
You were entirely correct -- I did enjoy this one.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: May 12th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

I'm happy that it hit the target for you.
19 comments or Leave a comment