Spring Thaw

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


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.


  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!


    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  March 12, 2015

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


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


  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.


    • 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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