Crystallized Moment

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #153

sting, grind, natural, addition, plenty, warning,
rival, course, quartet, broken, response, blunt

And for Poets United: Poetry Pantry

Please watch video before reading.

Crystallized Moment

Without warning, she appears to dance
through natural crystalline caves of ice,
seemingly unaware of the sting of winter,
it’s blunt chill broken by her pixie-like antics.

In response, frozen walls seem to bend,
extend themselves to embrace her music.
No rival, violin adds voice to grinding stillness,
becoming both magician and creator.

Elizabeth Crawford 3/23/14

Notes: The wordlist had me stumped to the point that I thought I would probably pass on writing anything this week. But, my youngest daughter had posted on Facebook about how this particular musician had allowed her to find comfort from a long week of stress and discomfort. As I listened and watched the video, some of the words on the list began to dance and play. Only used half of them, but that’s better than nothing, or grinding silence.

Used the title of the song to reflex on the title here because the song actually crystallized the words for me. Musician is Lindsey Stirling. You can find more information about her here:

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25 Responses to Crystallized Moment

  1. Brian Miller says:

    having just watched frozen (twice) in the last 24 hours…it made me think of that…
    but i love the sound of the violin…so i can def believe it as magician and creator
    glad your youngest daughter found that relief…


  2. Brian Miller says:

    amazing vid of lindsey as well…


  3. jo-hanna says:

    That was quite a task. I could only write to my own words. You even added some difficult ones.


  4. claudia says:

    oh wow… very cool… she’s a piece of music herself – love the passion she puts into her play


  5. Honestly this word list was not even noticable in your lines… such a good take… hmm.. I might give it a go too if I have the time..


  6. oldegg says:

    It is a delight to see musicians come out with their music and entrance you with movement and feeling as well. You words complemented the video so well.


  7. jae rose says:

    Grinding silence is a poem in itself Elizabeth..she is certainly pixie like..adventurous..exploring..funny how we find things to inspire us..when things seem grinding and silent..happy Sunday to you 🙂


  8. Delightful – ie full of delights, melody, dance, poetry. What more could I ask.


  9. Mary says:

    What a wonderful video. Loved the setting. Those caves of ice were spectacular and the music magical. Your poem worked with the crystalline ice well. You were a magician and creator with your words.


  10. Sumana Roy says:

    you’ve captivated her spirit with the given words…truly amazing….


  11. annell4 says:

    I’ve never been to an ice cave, but I love to think about them. A very beautiful piece of writing. I’ve given up on using all the words…I seem to be rebelling…just some….


  12. b_young says:

    Nice. The video is fascinating. The wordle…totally disappeared.


  13. drpkp says:

    “Both magician and creator”. This line could easily apply to you and this poem! Kudos!!! (I had to read for the prompt the wordle words truly melted –


  14. hmm…violin’s voice… beautiful.


  15. Half is lots better than nothing! You’ve done wonders with the words!


  16. Gabriella says:

    Beautiful music and your words complement the video in a wonderful manner.


  17. I love how the frozen walls seem to bend to embrace her music. A lovely image.


  18. scotthastiepoet says:

    Lovely Elizabeth… I enjoyed the following two lines especially:
    “it’s blunt chill broken by her pixie-like antics” AND “No rival, violin adds voice to grinding stillness,”


  19. Cathy says:

    Love it, both of them. Thanks for posting the video, will be adding her to my music collection.


  20. Misky says:

    How lovely that your daughter inspired this wonderful poem!



  21. Mama Zen says:

    This has marvelous energy!


  22. Pamela says:

    Your writing fits perfectly with the video. Really very nice, Elizabeth.



  23. Kim Nelson says:

    You create a warmth within the cold imagery. Very well done.


  24. Your words fit the video so well. Thank you for sharing.


  25. drpkp says:

    “the crystallized” moment lingers …


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