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Saturday 11 January 2014

Recovered Memory


Bubble 9 (macro of a frozen soap bubble): photo by David Cory, 8 January 2014

We landed successfully on the alien planet
but after conducting required observations
determined conditions were negative
for exiting the containing membrane
and then day followed night once again --
ice formed inside the great glass paperweight
as it lifted off into the cold black sky.

frost fronds (Saint John, New Brunswick): photo by Gillian Barfoot (Seeing Is), 3 January 2014

Ambassador Bridge, Detroit: photo by Bill Schwab, 3 January 2014

Fence, Silver Beach, St. Joseph, Michigan: photo by David Cory, 4 January 2014

Great Marsh in Winter #7 (Newbury, Massachusetts): photo by Jim Rohan (LowerDarnley), 29 December 2013


Poet Red Shuttleworth said...

Stunning winter poem... no point missed there!

Mose23 said...

They don't get more alien than this old place.

Wonderful post.

TC said...

Ah, too bad they caught the blue marble at such an inhospitable moment.

The little creature in the top shot, though -- kind of cute, and possibly a bit sad, perhaps, left behind there in that not very comfortable-looking fetal curl, deep in the permafrost, until the next millennium, should there come to be one, in the northern tier states, or anywhere,

Nin Andrews said...

Beautiful poem that lifts you up into a cold black sky.