Cracked Ice


At each stage, the path
lies untested—short, brittle
as the frozen grass.

Beyond, the sky waits—alive,
waking the young day with fire.

My response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt this week, using the secret keeper’s words:


I photographed my watercolor/collage on both white and black grounds.  Context, once again, gives slightly different views of the same thing.


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23 responses to “Cracked Ice”

  1. Claudia McGill says :

    Just inspiring, poem and collage. A new day. Hope.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. bymarion says :

    Wonderful. It’s really interesting to see how the background changes the perception.

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  3. outsideauthority says :

    I think the white background makes it feel colder and the black more menacing. I really like this strong, but rooted

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  4. M.R. Emberson says :

    So glad that you all are back!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. memadtwo says :

    You really did a great job on this one.


  6. Jennifer G. Knoblock says :

    The vividness of that first stanza! And so right, the brittle step-by-step…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ellenbest24 says :

    I felt the crispness and loved “waking the young day”. The artistry sits beautifully. Excellent.

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  8. Sue Vincent says :

    I love the poem! You are quite right about the difference made by the context with the image. It is surprising how many took a dark turn this week. Perhaps experience provides our own dark and light backgrounds to perception.

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