#8 Ice Holes, Part II (or Winter in Minnesota)

The Frozen Lakes

By Edwina Reizer

The lakes are frozen again.
They look like silver glass.
The cold winds from the north do blow
and another winter must pass.
The life that’s under this wintry scene
conserves its energy.
It awaits the warmer approach of spring
to lift this canopy.
And when it feels the crackling ice
and the warmth of the sun
it will rise to the surface in its annual search
for food to overcome
the stillness it’s known in the deepest water
that now seems to be done.
Life returns to the lakes again
as the ice does disappear.
The water comes alive again
and once again we hear
its life.

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