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At a Lake in Winter

In the nacre of morning light ice tendrils over cobbled stones touching lake's edge as surrounding crags plummet to the surface. An opaque sky preens diaphanous plumage as I, like Narcissus, ponder my reflection in winter's adumbral waters. My face flickers on the silent depths like a mirage, an anomaly of flesh and bone in isolated wilderness. I drop a pebble; the image scatters as though blown away by arctic wind. Soon encroaching cold will obscure the lake with a sheet of luminous crystal; I'll be gone by then like an alpine gust of summer that appeared suddenly through the spruce flocking to a frozen oasis below desolate summits. 12/16/18

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Date: 1/23/2019 9:15:00 PM
A breathtaking portrait if one of the most beautiful lakes in America Dale. Outstanding! Congratulations on your wondrful second place win! : ) xxoo
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 1/24/2019 8:28:00 AM
Thank you, Connie.
Date: 1/23/2019 3:27:00 PM
Dale, you have created great imagery and feeling on your well written poem. Thank you so much for entering my contest. Congratulations on your win . Hugs Eve ~`*
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 1/23/2019 3:36:00 PM
Thank you so much, Eve. It was my pleasure.
Date: 12/20/2018 8:56:00 PM
I just adore the way you write free verse. Very few do I say that too. LOVE this.
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/21/2018 8:05:00 AM
Thanks so much, Andrea.
Date: 12/16/2018 4:02:00 PM
Man does seem out of place in the wilderness, but if you hadn't visited this awesome sight, how would you be able to describe things as beautifully as "ice tendrils over cobbled stones." Can't help but wish to skate on that lake's "luminous crystal." Absolutely stunning, Dale. I'm a new fan. ice tendrils over cobbled stones
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/16/2018 4:49:00 PM
Thank you very much, Carolyn.
Date: 12/16/2018 1:51:00 PM
Great dichotomy in this fascinating poem, Gregory! Enjoyed :)
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Dale Gregory Cozart
Date: 12/16/2018 2:50:00 PM
Thank you, Laura.