Donald Hall Ice Poems

  • 1.
        A storm was coming, that was why it was dark. The wind was blowing the fronds of the palm trees off. They were maples. I looked out the window across the big lawn. The house was huge, full of children and old people. The lion was loose. Either because of the wind, or by malevolent human energy, which is the same thing, the cage had come open. Suppose a child walked outside!

        A child walked outside. I knew that I must protect him from the lion. I threw myself on top of the child. The lion roared over me. In the branches and the bushes there was suddenly a loud crackling. The lion cringed. I looked up and saw that the elephant was loose!

    ...
  • 2.
    Mount Kearsarge shines with ice; from hemlock branches
    snow slides onto snow; no stream, creek, or river
                   budges but remains still. Tonight
    we carry armloads of logs
    ...
  • 3.
    In the mid August, in the second year
    of my First Polar Expedition, the snow and ice of winter
    almost upon us, Kantiuk and I
    attempted to dash the sledge
    ...
  • 4.
    In a week or ten days
    the snow and ice
    will melt from Cemetery Road.

    ...
Total 4 Ice Poems by Donald Hall

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