New ice

photo of new ice, by Dave Bonta
Tinywords Invites You to Get Inspired

And now for something a little different. While we are assembling the next issue, tinywords invites you to get inspired by Dave Bonta’s beautiful photograph above. Add your short poems inspired by his image “new ice” to our comment box below.

Thank you for lending your voices. And thanks to Dave for lending his photo. We will consider the best of the best for possible inclusion in tinywords 13.1.

Happy New Year!

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About the photographer:

Dave Bonta lives at the top of a hollow in the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania, where he posts brief daily updates about what he sees in his yard at The Morning Porch, shares photos at Woodrat Photohaiku, and blogs poetry and other stuff at Via Negativa. For a full biography, see his personal website.


209 Responses

  1. dt.haase Says:

    frozen pond
    delights and shadows
    snag

  2. carolekatsantoness Says:

    packed in ice
    every muscle
    is knotted

  3. dt.haase Says:

    love the imagery here

  4. Rana Says:

    The delicious crunch
    of new ice underfoot.
    Winter's harbinger.

  5. jeanie tomasko Says:

    all night the wind and
    its accomplice yell
    freeze now or else
    in the morning my hands are drawn

  6. A.Thiagarajan Says:

    survive-
    it can't last long
    for the sunrise
    for the sap
    to flow into you-

  7. maddy dessanti Says:

    six years.
    i saw your name
    etched in thin ice.

  8. Kathy Nguyen Says:

    brittle ice–
    I let the twigs draw out
    the stars and the paths
    we have walked
    from yesteryear

  9. Diane Says:

    blue feathers
    a twig breaks
    the cold ascends

  10. Evans McWilliam Says:

    crystal form soft form
    light form
    formless

  11. Catherine Says:

    you might see
    flowers

    in its fractured
    crystals

  12. ebethmills Says:

    Glad that's not my ice
    Warm and sunny where I am
    Wore shorts yesterday

  13. lucychili Says:

    blue shards,
    dressed for winter

    branches feign death
    waiting for release

    light, hope,
    tender green

  14. Melanie Bishop Says:

    Nice and hopeful…..

    Melanie

  15. Sherry Weaver Smith Says:

    a girl lets go
    of the ice rink wall
    snow flurry

  16. Sherry Weaver Smith Says:

    iced over river
    the current's imprint
    in silver

  17. Sherry Weaver Smith Says:

    ice bridges a stream
    he debates whether to talk
    to the shop girl

  18. Sherry Weaver Smith Says:

    thaw–
    what was written in winter
    is lost

  19. Cabo Fishing Says:

    I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals.

  20. Christina Nguyen Says:

    deep frost the anniversary of his death

  21. Vasile Moldovan Says:

    the winter comes back
    in the nature and soul
    new ice

  22. Alegria Imperial Says:

    ossified blue…
    lips open and close
    mute

  23. rileyjane Says:

    This ice invites touch
    My hand slicks cold against its
    Complicated skin

  24. pbergonzi Says:

    fossils, fleet.

  25. vivinfrance Says:

    Dare to tread,
    New ice breaks
    you may be dead.

  26. Seren Fargo Says:

    fractures
    across the icy pond
    our reflections

  27. Ra Sh Says:

    Beneath the blue
    Warm spasms begin
    In renewal of hope.

  28. awoodlandrose Says:

    new ice
    feathers of sky
    blue

    Andrea Grillo

  29. Monet Says:

    skeins of water
    fingerprinting frozen flight
    feathered in
    new ice

  30. Melanie Bishop Says:

    I like this a lot. Great imagery.

    Melanie

  31. Grace Galton Says:

    The garden wears
    a winding sheet of snow.
    The anaemic sun,
    too weak to melt pond-ice
    entombing golden fish,
    hangs forlornly in
    a gunmetal sky.

    listen!

    nothing stirs, no breeze occurs.
    no birds sing, no flowers spring.

    Nor dare I move, for fear that
    Mother Nature disapproves.

  32. Natsav Says:

    feeling sun on ice
    we skate on glassy silence
    each timorous step

  33. lana_b Says:

    black ice
    haven't received your greetings
    this Christmas

  34. Grace Galton Says:

    The garden wears
    a winding sheet of snow.
    The anaemic sun,
    too weak to melt pond-ice
    entombing golden fish,
    hangs forlornly in
    a gunmetal sky.

    listen!
    nothing stirs, no breeze occurs.
    no birds sing, no flowers spring.

    Nor dare I move, for fear that
    Mother Nature disapproves.

  35. Melle Says:

    school bus insults
    ignore them, mom says
    new ice

  36. Don Wentworth Says:

    listen
    see the wind shadows
    new ice

  37. Michael Henry Lee Says:

    thin ice
    down the slippery slope
    of i love you

  38. Joe L. Says:

    picture of ice, cool.
    pitcher of ice, cold.

  39. Dawn Apanius Says:

    ice patterns–
    dreaming of the blooms
    of flower bulbs

  40. geraldine garvey Says:

    A new arrival hangs in the Museum of Nature
    an abstract from the painter's blue period
    It is on display only for an instant before
    melting back into its' mystery

  41. Claudette Russell Says:

    new ice
    how fragile
    you left my heart

  42. Claudette Russell Says:

    new ice
    how fragile
    you left my heart

  43. ruthanne Says:

    twigs drift
    toward spring
    sudden ice

  44. Andy Sewina Says:

    winter wilderness
    view before it melts away
    white brushstrokes look blue

    mother natures masterpiece
    two layers too thin to slice

  45. Marilyn Walker Says:

    new ice
    how fragile
    their love

  46. Lisa Helen Brown Says:

    Frozen memory
    of currents, leaves drifting like
    tiny boats, long gone.

  47. Sunil Uniyal Says:

    new ice
    broken by
    dead twigs

  48. MarkDanowsky Says:

    New Ice

    water's private logic–
    no different here
    than foreign lands

  49. MarkDanowsky Says:

    New Ice

    visual randomness
    in water's private logic–
    our sense of order

  50. Maureen Says:

    new ice hardened words
    below the current moving
    a pattern broken

  51. Melanie Bishop Says:

    black web woven deep
    brittle sounds the sun comes nigh
    to warm icy dreams

    Melanie

  52. Stan Ski Says:

    blue light of winter
    reflections in ice crystals
    skates recommended

  53. polona Says:

    second opinion
    the ice too thin
    to hold

  54. Naima Says:

    the ways are hard but beautiful,
    the ways are plain but slippery,
    it's a new ice, it's a new ice.

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