Wednesday, December 25, 2013


ice symphony (draft)

Christmas morning’s first dim light
brought  a thunderous welcome
or frigid warning as the pond sang out
its frozen winter song
like the recorded symphony of whales
this primordial music of ice’s
tectonic meandering
woke man and beast
with its release of energy
 
the sleek icy surface seemed to struggle
to keep water and sky apart
the low hum and staccato notes were witness
to the cracking, the fracturing
that spread erratically like lightning
against a background of twinkling candles
across the pond and back again
 

Barry DeCarli
December 25, 2013
Goshen, MA
© 2013 Barry DeCarli