cracking the ice

it happens

gradually, one lacey  flake,

another, settling softly so

you don’t notice. it’s march

’til you fathom the cold.

 

(how to hold on, almost

imperceptibly, one vibrancy

leaves, succumbing to elements

first layers flush with the lingering

promise of warmth.)

 

how deep must you go

to find something recognized

as your face, the frost lines mock

roots once believed to be vital

 

surely the thaw

will flow, and you

shall countenance anew

these seasons of stripping, of numbing

of losing, becoming

your self over and again.

 

but how small this seed,

scarified, to root a thread,

the merest

from which to grow.

 

you thought mistakenly

you were a tree, of grandeur, rooted and firm

but lo, a harsh and biting season

tendered that hardened shell.

at last.

 

praise the earth.

 

 

 

 frozen in time

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

M.C. Reardon

photographer~painter~poet

Emmaatlast's Weblog

a place to be

First Sip

a place to be

Abbey of the Arts

Transformative Living through Contemplative & Expressive Arts

The Kitchen Door

a place to be

Canoeguy's Blog

For those interested in restoring wood-canvas canoes

a place to be

The Dragonfly Woman

Aquatic entomologist with a blogging habit

Nature's Place

The place of Nature in the 'ordinary' Spiritual Life through Meditation using Macro Photography to illustrate.

Small Things With Love

Finding meaning in the everyday

Adventure Bound

The only things you will regret are the risks you don't take

Katrina Kenison

celebrating the gift of an ordinary day

UnTangled

tell a redemptive story with your life. now.

%d bloggers like this: