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Spring Break Up

It is an impressive break up. The maestro conducts a symphony that crushes eardrums with locomotive rumbling, thumping, bumping, and dumping of large chunks of cracking, crackling crystalline ice pushing down river. Hundreds of tons of ice come together – hopefully without devastation. It is an environment of change. In soto voce, soft rippling rivulets, icicles dribbling, dripping droplets, the slushing of crusted, melting snow. Snowshoe hares, squirrels, and wolverine emerge into full Spring activity. Mush dogs’ serenades ride the winds, yipping and campaigning for dinner. Time to secure Winter’s store of firewood, move boats and fish wheels to higher ground. Time to hunt and gather fresh food for stores. Time to begin restocking fresh meats of muskrat, beaver, duck, goose, and swan. Time to rebuild and repair. Break up – one of the best times of the year.

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Date: 3/22/2021 5:24:00 PM
Very descriptive write about the breakup of winter's ice. With temperatures around 20c, it looks as if spring has finally arrived.
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 3/22/2021 7:00:00 PM
So nice of you to visit with nice comments Robert. I'm glad spring is here. :) Linda
Date: 3/22/2021 2:15:00 PM
Wow! What a great poem to be led to today. So well done Linda! Exciting to read :)
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 3/22/2021 6:55:00 PM
Many thanks Heidi! I appreciate your nice comments. :) Linda
Date: 3/22/2021 10:50:00 AM
What a great description of spring. Some original meats too.
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 3/22/2021 12:19:00 PM
Thank you friend Victor. I'm glad I live in the South. If you want truly off-grid, North is the place to go...challenging life. :) Linda
Date: 3/22/2021 10:45:00 AM
What a special view of spring's thaw, Linda! Your lines about the dogs recalled Jack London's "Call of the Wild." (I've never eaten the meats you mention, but I bet Native American tribes have.) Thank you for taking me on a journey North! Hugs, Carolyn
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 3/22/2021 12:17:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn. Jack London's books are great - "Call of the Wild" is a favorite. I'm glad you had a great journey;) Thanks for stopping and taking time to comment! hugs Linda
Date: 3/22/2021 9:10:00 AM
Wonderful spring images Linda. Much exuberance in the sights and sounds you created in this poem.
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Linda Alice Fowler
Date: 3/22/2021 9:29:00 AM
Oh so many thanks Vijay. I'm glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your kind comments. :) Linda