Wednesday, January 7, 2009

An Icy Eye

LinkToday's endless ice and rain formed fantastic ice sculptures everywhere. These miniature icicles grew from the handle and edges of the barbeque.

Here's an excerpt from "Winter in a Glass Eye," an icy prose poem in Stirring the Mirror, my 2007 collection from Bitter Oleander Press:

Missing the missing casts absence into a blown glass shell, an icy eye encompassing emptiness. A fracture of the heart weeps this brittle treasure. Some pain is so hard won, it forms a glittering accretion. The heart clings to its frozen jewel, shields memory in its tight fist. It holds on, so not to lose the past joy that left this cold pebble in its palm....

I'm missing my friend Jill Wood, who passed away in the early hours of December 26th. She was brilliant, artistic, creative, feisty, honest, funny, and strong -- a woman warrior. She fought for those she loved, she fought for what she believed in, she fought to the very end.

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4 comments:

Deborah said...

Thank you for drawing my attention to the ever more wondrous shapes of winter. Your earlier posting (December's black-veined blue) especially captivated me -- just the other day I found myself caught by the very gradations of blue in the photo -- especially that bottom ice-blue tone.

Pam Hart said...

I'm so sorry about your friend.

Christine said...

Thanks, Deborah, for your keen attention in all directions. Ice-blue...the restful chill of it, the cool pillow for the too-busy mind.

Christine said...

Thanks, Pam. I appreciate that.