Fantastic Frozen Falls

Fantastic Frozen Falls

(A Chilly Canzone)

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Once temperatures drop to when water will freeze,

While ice forms upon our lakes,

It’s great when it reaches the proper degrees

To find out what nature makes.

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There’s a special spark when the air gets a chill.

Hiding in a special place,

An amazing sight that will give you a thrill,

Enough to make your heart race.

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In Minneapolis, at the edge of town,

There is Minnehaha Falls.

Sparkling crystals dance as cold water drops down

Creating tall frozen walls.

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The Ice on the left forms a ghostly choir,

An ice organ on the right.

The sound echoes deep within a glass spire,

Resounding around the site.

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It’s a marvelous sight, as sun starts to drop.

Center falls in cold cascade.

Music plays, as water goes over the top

In wintery serenade

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Yes! Sights and sounds are so rare,

When Ice Crystals dance in air!

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Author Notes

Minnehaha Falls is as intriguing in winter, as it is any time of year.  This is my first attempt of a Canzone Style poem, which was inspired by the poem Deep Purple Moon by Gungalo.


Canzone: An Italian lyric poem of varying stanza length, usually written in a mixture of hendecasyllables(11) and heptasyllables(7), with concluding short stanza or envoi.


I took this photograph of Minnehaha Falls from below in March 2012.

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