Ice snow panorama—[a poem]

I took this photo and wrote this poem in early January. The snow was a thin frozen layer that morning.

image

Ice-snow
a fresh panorama,
a shimmering lake of glass,
where green grass once bristled.
Billowing morning clouds
 reflected in glistening white.
A lonely island of trees,
shivering in dawn light.

 Ice-snow
crunches and breaks as I punch down,
creating a path of foot holes.
Thin slabs of ice
conjure hand-hewn snow houses,
'Great for an igloo,'
 I ponder wistfully.

Ice-snow
Easy to navigate for human feet,
not for tiny paws that slip-slide,
 stumbling into sharp edges.
My shovel catches and I heave,
overwhelmed by its frozen weight.

White panorama,
Reflecting sky, hugging ground,
in a crisp embrace.
∼

©2016, All rights reserved by Ontheland.wordpress.com



Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Ice snow panorama—[a poem]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s