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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.

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3 Responses to Winterscape: Prairie by Jonathon Penny

  1. Th.

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    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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