Patterns of Ice and Water

We are frozen,
Ice Age wasteland
distilled in our bones
and cart-wheeling in the blizzard
of the imagination.

We move together
with clouds, snow and water,
in a geometric dance,
tessellated into landscapes
of free-art fractal frost.

We are wind patterns
on snow, hoar frost flowers
and lonely glaciers
until, one morning, the skeins
of ice that knitted us together

melted forever;
we polar bears and penguins
have nowhere to go.

Kim M. Russell, 24th April 2019

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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poems in April Day 24 Wordy Wednesday With Wild Woman: Natural Wonders

Sherry says that nature constantly astonishes her and she has introduced her prompt with two astounding images that show that everything is interconnected in a grand  design that cannot be random, with patterns that are repeated in nature and in our bodies.

She reminds us that scientists have discovered a whole universe inside the cell. They tell us that the genetic structure inside our tiny cells – our DNA – stores information about all the species on earth equivalent to 12 sets of Encyclopaedia Britannica! Wow!

For today’s prompt, we are writing new poems about nature’s wonders, anything that especially amazes us, big or small.

21 thoughts on “Patterns of Ice and Water

  1. This is incredibly potent, Kim! ❤️ You address the problems and concerns of eco system so well here especially; “the skeins of ice that knitted us together melted forever,” makes me nervous for those penguins and polar bears!

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    1. Thank you, Magaly. I can’t understand why relatively few people out of all Earth’s human inhabitants are not more concerned about the state of the planet. It breaks my heart.

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