Spring Thaw

How satisfying to see a path carved into ice
by a tiny stream of water

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Jennifer Butler Basile

A tunnel with curved sides,
etched in glass
so solid, yet ephemeral

A rivulet running through the sandy shoal of a street

Sheets cascading around and about our feet

Miniature ice floes to our giant selves
Undermined and fragile at the edges
if dense and sturdy at the center

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  1. Little Mighty

     /  March 12, 2015

    Beautifully poetic. One of many of nature’s inspiring wonders.

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  2. Dave

     /  March 12, 2015

    Not all minds think alike or not think at all. When I see this picture I see linguine and clams!

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  March 12, 2015

      The shape of them? Or the beginning of the season that being them?!

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  3. really beautiful, both the prose, and the photo

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  4. Is it weird that as much as I have hated this winter I am feeling a weird sadness and anxiety about the thaw? What the heck is wrong with me?? Cool photo.

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  March 15, 2015

      Me too to a certain extent. I’m worried about flooding. All has to go somewhere, right?

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