Black Snow and Beyond

To her, death is quite romantic. Almost soothing, as though sound of a lark singing, she listens closely, her petite frame encased in water that shimmers and glows. The events of her life flashing by as she floats away. Ophelia, lovelier than the sun itself, laments on a world that’s no longer her own.

“Is there always darkness when we close our eyes?” She wakes amid black snow, both overwhelmed and comforted, for there is something strangely familiar about the place that meets her. Afterlife, for her, is time of inner calm and stoicism.

Snow has a way of settling erratic fires that burn within, she thinks; “I am faithful until I am repeatedly betrayed and injured. But no more.” An icy serenade greets in response. Perhaps, this is a dream, one that lasts until we are ready. For now, I am at peace.

 

 

 

 

Photo credits: Pinterest 

Bjorn hosts at dVerse and asks us to write inspired by a line from Desolation Row
by Bob Dylan. Come join us! 💘

Posted for Prosery Monday: Bob Dylan @dVerse Poets Pub

 

Comments

  1. Lillian says:

    Beautifully done! As soon as I saw the word “romantic” in the line we’re to use, I thought of you and knew you’d write beautifully to it. You have indeed!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lillian 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  2. Grace says:

    If she is at peace, then it is a good time of inner calm and stoicism. Darkness can be a relief.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  3. Any peace may be better than no peace. then again, if everyone were always peaceful, there would be no writers. I love the notion of black snow, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Shay 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

  4. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    I love how you captured Ophelia in here afterlife. The line by Dylan was actually written from the perspective of an Ophelia as well. great write

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  5. msjadeli says:

    I take this as her being suspended in a little death until her beloved answers her call. Beautiful prose, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  6. Very nicely done, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dwight 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

  7. Ahh, breathtaking Sanaa! How beautiful and comforting is this death. 💕❤️🌺☺️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww gosh! Thank you so much, Christine 😀 so glad you enjoyed it 💄❤️

  8. Raivenne says:

    I saw the photo first and immediately though -Ophelia-, so seeing her referenced felt spot on. I am moved by the idea of black snow being overwhelming and a comfort.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Raivenne 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

  9. K.Hartless says:

    Enchanting. I love the reference to Ophelia and the photo.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, K. Hartless 😀 so glad you liked it 💄❤️

  10. The prompt line was written for you, Sanaa, and you used it to springboard into your poetic story! I love that it is about Ophelia, a truly romantic but tragic character, and the way you used snow as a metaphor for death, especially in the sentence: “Snow has a way of settling erratic fires that burn within.”

  11. Jane Dougherty says:

    This reminds me of the stories I’ve read of people dying in the snow, thinking the snow is keeping them warm. Gave me shivers.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yes, absoultely! Thank you so much, Jane 🙂 for your thoughtful comment 💄❤️

  12. Gillena Cox says:

    Wow!!!
    “Is there always darkness when we close our eyes?”

    Nice one Sanaa

    Much❤love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 😀 so good to see you 💄❤️

      Much love back 💕

  13. Dora says:

    The imagery here enfolds us into Ophelia’s stoic, hard-won peace, “black snow” being such a brilliant description, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Dora 😀 so glad the prose resonated with you 💄❤️

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