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Icicle Shadows

©Shers Gallagher 2013

Shadows of icicles drift rhythmically 
throughout the lateness of winter
and into its frostbitten nights. 
They blanket the soil and bury its past 
deep within the Terra Firma
that we have dug our feet into
-- so deeply --

while praying for spring to come. 

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  1. Your photo says so many things. That trail is where one day an expressway might traverse. Animals follow one another like soldiers on patrol, or ten automobiles, each behind the other at a red light. In the lane(s) next to them is one vehicle--or none.

    As Ayala writes, it is a LOVELY AND WONDERFUL PIC!

  2. I also love the picture. Did you take it? Are the animals cows?
    Your poem is also very evocative of a gloomy late winter day...

  3. Thanks a million, Ayala!

    LOL - Steve

    TY, Dani. Yes, I did take this photo on a frosty walk in a neighbouring village. Those are brown sheep, woolly and hefty Dutch farm animals.


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