Maiden in the Ice


Maiden in the Ice



Legend tells the story,

The Maiden in the ice.

She met a frozen fate.

Took a risk, paid the price.


Superior’s winters

Can freeze up a whole bay.

Save a lot of travel

By crossing it, some say.


Much to her sad regret

Maiden took bad advice,

Started walking one day

Across the frozen ice.


Fell right through a thin spot

And came out soaking wet.

Then climbed upon a rock.

A place where fate was met.


Superior’s howling winds

Stiffened up sodden clothes.

Image now forever

Remains right where she froze.



Author Notes
A Story I made up, based on the Image

Syllable count 6, Alternale line rhyming, abcb.

I was up at Duluth, Minnesota showing a couple of my photographs at an art exhibit. While there, I drove up Lake Superior’s North Shore a few miles to shoot some ice pictures. This in one of many I took. The image looked to me like someone frozen on a rock. I just had to write a poem about it. So, here it is. This will become one of my stories in my Amimated Stills Poetry Book.

Animated stills are poems where inanimate objects take on human, animal, or spirit forms, traits, or articles. They are derived from Photographs I have taken, that have moved me to write a poem associated with it.

This picture was taken March 2, 2013 near the Clearwater Grille at Cape Superior.

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