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Winterscape: Prairie by Jonathon Penny

by Patricia | 1.13.11

Photo taken by Nasa's Aqua Satellite March 4, 2010

Fallow soil, windblown, is a rigid latticework
Pressed hard against patchwork fields etched with snow.

A river, drawn amblingly, God’s Hancock doodle,
Flows its cursive way across the whole.

Jealous of its motion, frozen lakes and ponds
Lie low and sullen in their teardrop bowls.


More from Jonathon here and here.

3 Responses to Winterscape: Prairie by Jonathon Penny

  1. Th.


    I’ve been enjoying these.

  2. Lora

    I’ve lacked the words to say how I like these, but this one struck me even more than the last two and I had to say something. The pictures you combine with the poems have been a delight. The poems are the kind I can read again and again. Also out loud, a true test of a poem.

  3. Jonathon

    Thanks both. I agree with you that poetry should be read aloud, Lora: and shared that way. Thanks for looking (and listening).

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