“The pond is sheathed in ice”

By Melanie Braverman Melanie Braverman
The pond is sheathed in ice, a duck troubles the reeds, the air around us still enough to hear the baby stir, but we don’t know where it is yet. By the force of our longing it is getting made for us, as thrilled people, palms full of seed, long for the chickadees to light, and they do. Light.

Source: Poetry (October 2011).


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Poet Melanie Braverman

Subjects Living, Parenthood, Nature, Animals

Poetic Terms Prose Poem