Kai and Gerda

snow queen   kai & gerda



Day Twenty-Six: Persona Poem

Write a persona poem – a poem in the voice of someone else. Your persona could be a mythological or fictional character, a historical figure, or even an inanimate object.

This poem morphed many times until it settled into what it is.  I found it difficult to format the spacing on the blog itself, so I typed it and saved it as an image and then pasted it here.  It contains two voices — Kai and Gerda.  They are from The Snow Queen, a famous tale by Hans Christian Anderson.  Kai gets a splinter of the devil’s mirror (which distorted the appearance of everything it reflected. It would not reflect the good and beautiful aspects of people and things, but rather magnified their bad and ugly aspects.) in his eye and heart.  Almost instantly Kai becomes cruel and destructive.  Can Gerda save Kai?  You’ll have to read the fairy tale to find out.

(The illustrations above are from the first book I ever owned, The Snow Queen and  Other Tales.)