Thursday, January 03, 2013

below the frosted field

the snow fell four days ago
covering the bogs and moors
with ice the sun will not melt
away until the spring comes

lo, the world is awash with white
fields frosted, their terrain hidden
below the crunch and crackle
of blades breaking and solid water

where a man in furs and long hair
treads wearily, his eyes narrowed
from the white stinging sunshine,
to find the path above the snow

and know not what lies there, below.


Nicole said...


Unknown said...

Hi Katy - I loved this poem, especially the second verse, where we can see and hear the life beneath the snow, the repressed sound and action.

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