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Sunset Photographs Over Frozen Lake Michigan Inspire Poetry

Kathi writes about fossils and other earthly subjects, plus the natural fauna of Michigan, features in her community, poetry, and more.

Suspended Undone

Every winter, with few exceptions, the shores of Lake Michigan become locked in ice, and some winters the ice sheet reaches beyond the horizon. The year 2011 was a particularly cold winter with record breaking snowfall. It created a beautiful natural spectacle over the Great Lake and touched our souls with wonder!

Freshwater reservoir

unable to flow

Locked in the tundra

of frozen snow

Covert waves

mount ice shuffled piles

Seen in the distance

for virtually miles

Lake Michigan Frozen Ice Shelf

Lake Michigan Frozen Ice Shelf

Lake Michigan Frozen Shoreline

Lake Michigan Frozen Shoreline

Lake Michigan Frozen Shoreline (Pier Cove)

Lake Michigan Frozen Shoreline (Pier Cove)

Dewdropless air

conceive deep blue skies

Juxtapose rippled clouds

floating by and by

Horizon widespread

linear and free

Connects vast bodies

wedging infinity

Lake Michigan Mounting Ice Shelf

Lake Michigan Mounting Ice Shelf

Lake Michigan Sunset Over Frozen Ice

Lake Michigan Sunset Over Frozen Ice

Sun ball sinks silent

upon suspended scenes

Energizes the blankness

with contrasting themes

Fire and ice kiss

from which new atoms come

Colors ignite setting

no longer numb

Lake Michigan Sunset over Ice Shelf

Lake Michigan Sunset over Ice Shelf

Lake Michigan Sunset over Ice Shelf

Lake Michigan Sunset over Ice Shelf