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Love Under Ice
by Regis Auffray

Friday, November 05, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Love Under Ice

If the rose is not watered
its petals dry and wither
and fall as drops of blood
on unfeeling ground

If the fire is not fed
the flames flicker and fade
in a grey eddy of ashes
the embers die
in the frigid hearth
like waning memories
in an aching heart

even the most passionate pleas
expressions of love
and relentless yearnings
lose lust for life

By and by
the stream freezes over
the flow of love is stilled
its song silenced

Does love still flow
under the icy surface of indifference?

Perhaps you sense it is my voice calling
from under the ice
Perhaps you are afraid
to find out

Will no one breach the glacial barrier?

It is truly up to you
and if you choose not to
this final sigh of sorrow
will fade away...

...and silence
will reign
as love remains
under ice

© Copyright 2010    Regis Auffray





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Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 5/5/2011
Lovely poem, Regis.
thanks for reading my poem, On Burying a Husband.
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 3/19/2011
Just notice this one Regis. Great write. The feeling really comes through.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 3/17/2011
I can not be silent about this is really...really very good!
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 3/6/2011
Beautiful depiction of fearful,reluctant,love.
It provides much to think about. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

Continued Success/
Barbara Henry
Reviewed by Kelie Perkins 2/24/2011
Your words are beautiful, and flow very smoothly.

Reviewed by Denise Edwards 2/17/2011
Aah, many questions to fuel the fire that lays dormant. The love is there, just needs awakening. Great words to live, Regis. Thank you for this gem.

Best to you; Denise
Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 2/12/2011
Reviewed by Pamela garner 2/12/2011
reminds me all to much of past love. wonderfully pinned my friend. Love,pamela
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 2/1/2011
Yep! A lesson for the tongue-tied and shy here. Rejection is so painful; I spent almost two years at school following a beauty around - what a waste of my youthful young love ... ha ha!

Happy Chinese New Year, Regis!
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 1/29/2011
Reads like my first marriage, which explains why it ended in divorce instead of me shooting myself.
Reviewed by Regis Schilken 1/19/2011
Nice poem, Regis. I enjoy reading your lines. It's amazing how many ways one can look at love and its feelings.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/19/2011
Wowww...this is a beauty sweet man....sighhh...well done indeed...Hugssss
Chanti Lace xoxo
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/2/2011
well done
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 12/17/2010
you are amazing. a wonderful write
Reviewed by Stephanie Webb-Dockery 12/10/2010
Hi Regis, this poem is BEAUTIFUL!
Reviewed by Paul Judges 11/18/2010
Excellent poem, Regis
Reviewed by Laura Spinella 11/17/2010
Provocative poem, love the message. It really flows all the way through... makes you think. BTW, I think your new pix is great!
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 11/16/2010
Very deep piece Regis! It hit home with me because I have loved so many and felt ignored. Love can be cruel and silence only makes you hurt more. Love needs to be mutual for it to flurish. Sometimes it is mutual but one is afraid and backs away...Love, ~Chessly
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 11/16/2010
OMG Reg, you know I can literally identify with this. The cold hearts of others put us under their icy feelings of unloving attitude. But that doesn't stop us from loving them. Do they really know what they are doing to us when they put thier loveunder the ice? It would be wonderful if we knew. Thank you for sharing.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 11/15/2010
Metaphorically brilliant. One of your best!!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/15/2010
Great piece of work here Regis. Fantastic conclusion. Patrick
Reviewed by Lori Maynard 11/14/2010
Very nicely written with great expression. The first stanza is my favorite...the image of a withering rose bleeding upon unfeeling ground.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Parker 11/14/2010
Wow! That is simply beautiful.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 11/14/2010
I love this side of your poetic expression Regis
your heart and soul spoken deeply inside grips me

...bringing blow torches
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 11/13/2010
This is truly an outstanding poem filled with profound are your words Regis....powerful, will be around for generations to come! Thank you for sharing and for caring! May the Lord bless you in a special way, and may His mercies never cease towards you!

Much Love,
Reviewed by karen logan 11/11/2010
Very nice
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 11/11/2010

Beautiful poem and shows how love can literally be 'cold'. I love the way the poem flows.

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/10/2010
Quite the dark side of love that many have experienced and you have expressed well.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/9/2010
I'd never put my love under ice unless her brain was swelling and it would save her.

As a fantasy of cheating death, it is one of the best of this genre.

Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 11/9/2010
not only beautifully written but hauntingly effective. well done and much enjoyed.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/8/2010
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 11/8/2010
Chilling, and yes that sense of desolation is icy...but think of springtime and thawing and melting and renewal...very powerful poem, grips because it is stark.

Reviewed by Susan Smith 11/8/2010
Wonderful images of fire, water, ice ... and cooling and coldness.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/8/2010
good one Reg, love in all types does seem to be under ice, cheers
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 11/8/2010
A dried rose is still a rose and beautiful at that. But love under the ice screams to be heard. I've heard that scream many times and couldn't break through. Wow Regis! This piece really spoke to me! Gut-wrenching!

Reviewed by Daniel Keith 11/8/2010
Great write Regis. Such sadness in the words. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Michelle Mills 11/7/2010
Cold, sad, and amazing imagery. Another Auf le Prof classic!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/7/2010
In answering your question, Yes love still flows under ice..What a brilliant poem, full of passionate questions and powerful imagery.

This is one of your latest best!

Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 11/7/2010
Unfortunately, love can be ice cold sometimes.

Nice work Regis
Reviewed by Jon Willey 11/7/2010
Regis, an emotional appeal from an aching heart. Unrequited love is a dragon with no flaming breath. Love once "under ice" is not easily exhumed. Your poem comes from a place where only experienced lovers have traveled. A powerful poem my dear friend. Love and peace to you. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/7/2010
much wise advice here-very nicely expressed!
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 11/6/2010
Wow! This is very emotional and moving. The flow is perfect. The imagery is magnificent. And it's as if you tell a story with your words. And you do...

Titles in poetry are just as important as the poems. The title of this poem is great. Definitely makes me want to read the actual poem. It also lets me know that this is an emotional piece of writing and I can tell that it will be something I will greatly enjoy, which I did, a whole lot.

I see nothing that I would improve here. I think this poem is one of the top poems I've read by you.

Poems like these deserve to be put together in a book *hint* ...

Thank you so much for sharing this and please keep on writing.


Reviewed by jude forese 11/6/2010
some powerful points, reflections and observations ...
Reviewed by stan nassano 11/6/2010
nice write, yes that love stuff is a tricky business,nice flow Regis
Reviewed by Laura Fall 11/6/2010
Well done and oh so touching as True Love must exists for so many of us that have been with the wrong instead of the Mr. Or Miss Right. Great poem .
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 11/6/2010
Dear Regis, excellent poem, but love never dies as it is the power that gave us life. Love Emile
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/6/2010
This poem feels like a letting go of something. Bit of a sad feeling with that, but there's also a sense of relief when letting go, no? One of your deepest writes as of late. Love and hugs,
Reviewed by The Poetess 11/6/2010
Perhaps putting love on ice merely preserves it for the future. ;-)
Beautiful poem, which paints a vivid picture. Love it.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/6/2010
Beautiful poetry, Regis! Deeply touched by your words!

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/6/2010
Splendid writing Regis, this one is touching and haunting at the same time...beautiful!

Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 11/6/2010
outstanding pen...well understood...thank you
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/6/2010
Most outstanding Regis!!

Love TinkaSweets
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/6/2010
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! GOLDEN SENTENCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOST TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/5/2010
Haunting, wistful,touching, sad, beautiful....I could go on and on...this one is a keeper, Regis!
Reviewed by John Domino 11/5/2010
Well done Regis! There are warm feelings under all that ice.

Peace, Love and Blessings,

John Michael
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/5/2010
This takes the dark sides of love to new depths, Regis...glaciers melt and hearts's almost as if this was written from a past-life soul in search of the other. Be well.

Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 11/5/2010
Keep On Dreaming,i.e. Your Just Rewards Are Not Of In This Evil World...

When You Find That Out You Will Keep It As Secret (Silence) To Only Yourself...

Reviewed by Micki Peluso 11/5/2010
Dear Regis,

This sad poem touched my heart on so many levels--one of your best.

all the best,

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 11/5/2010
Beautiful poem, Reg, I really enjoyed this read. I am getting frostbite just thinking about a love that could be so locked up and cold.
Take care,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/5/2010
..I sure hope this is a love that is thawed and warm..your poem is excellent!
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 11/5/2010
Amazing poetry Regis. I'm keeping this one around for sure.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/5/2010
Quite serious and profound Regis ~
And a wonderful probing exploration.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 11/5/2010
you wrote this so well, unrequited love, cold indeed, hmmm? that girl needs an ice pick, Regis! ~ ;)
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 11/5/2010
Amazing! WELL DONE Regis. Love it.

Reviewed by Ragno Donna 11/5/2010
Moments of darkened unrequited love ring through your poem. I love the haunting quality of this poem.

Ragno Donna
Reviewed by D Johnson 11/5/2010
Reg, a truly chilling write...(no pun intended) The darkness in the pen comes through clearly.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/5/2010
Nothing frosty about this little gem...e
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/5/2010
Haunting. Beautifully penned emotion, Regis, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/5/2010
A beautifully written piece, Regis. Well done.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/5/2010
This is very good, Regis. Unique and touching. Much is said in these verses.
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/5/2010
Poignant as a cold breeze in winter on a heart left to wither on the vine.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 11/5/2010
Outstanding expression of that wistful, elusive, fading dream of love.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/5/2010
A poem of beauty.
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 11/5/2010
Very evocative...sad, beautiful imagery...

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 11/5/2010
This brings tears to my eyes and men don't cry..
A sorrowful lament. It is beautifully expressed and that is an intriguing picture.
God bless,
Reviewed by Fawn Caldwell 11/5/2010
WOW Regis, WOW! Now that is really a true measurement of unrequited love; yet hope remains.
Love ya,

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