detail from a recent paper collage, rotated
Thanks to Kim Saxe for the idea to look for details in my recent paper collage of the January Virtual Sketch Date. She had great fun doing this, and I was inspired to try it myself.
Lakes Don't Freeze Even
by Luck Rose Johns, Wisconsin Poets' Calendar 2009
When the breath of winter
stops the lake solid,
the ice doesn't freeze smooth as glass.
Like kids playing frozen tag,
the water is stilled in mid wave.
Cold heavy chunks of white
sculpt a still seascape,
rough as a winter potholed highway.
A smooth surface would only belie
The the rhythm of life underneath.