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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More Pictures of Antarctica and Poems by Ron Smith

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 9:40 AM

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click to enlarge An icebreaker ship. - PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
  • Photo courtesy of the National Science Foundation
  • An icebreaker ship.
Absolute Winter

Breath of the Arctic,
deep cold respires monsoon,
albino baboon of absolute winter,
primal mythos of Man,
abandoned like boulders
raked through alleys of ice,
carnage of granite valley
strewn by retreat
of a wild heartbeat, a
thump-in-the-chest wonder of
tundra, the herd, and wildflower;
that bastes seal on endless,
effortless ice-fields that pleat
the feet of concrete land,

as snows slope softly,
so oft lying like a skull, the Arctic
affrighted like a gull that flies
and cries into the sun,
senescent and small;

an iceless aquadome
that loam regrets, forgets the
priceless fjords of frigid ore,
olden saga ringing the
steeple walls of its soul, whetted
by panorama; for cruise ships
and news clips to stallion
with words.

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