Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Winterlude on the River

by Cristina M. R. Norcross

The warm scent of fried dough,
decorated with cinnamon sugar
and squeezed lemon juice,
fills the air.

Frozen water artwork,
laced with lines of ice skate markings,
appears on the Ottawa River.

Winterlude comes to a close,
as intricate ice sculptures of eagles and bears
start to morph and melt.
The big collection and clearing begins –
forgotten, sticky squares of wax paper
and hot chocolate drips,
still clinging to paper cups.


Gail Goepfert said...

So visually lovely!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your kind words, Gail! ~Cristina

Jo Balistreri said...

Beautiful poem, so easily pictured and lived vicariously through your words.

Unknown said...

Thank you for reading and thank you for your thoughtful comment, Jo!

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