by Julia Buckley
after an ice storm, are a stark reminder of the cold that is coming. It reminds me of Robert Frost's famous poem "Fire and Ice," in which the speaker surmises that either theory of destruction, an ice age or a heat wave, is an equally potent agent for destroying the world. But if we were to express what these photographs show us in poetic form, I think that the spare lines of a haiku might best capture this stark, frigid landscape.
Sends silver, wintry greeting
In layers of ice.
Share your harbingers of winter with the compressed language of this Japanese poetic style.