Cold Waves



will go
cold flow
that’s breaking
on the
where the
ice and snow
have all piled up.
Their crystals,
the shore
in frigid dance
bold, cold


Author Notes:

Waves breaking on the shore of Lake Superior in March provide a cold inspiration for this poem. I missed the Waltz Wave contest, but was intriqued by a format I wasn’t familiar with. So, here is my first attempt.

This poem is a Waltz Wave Poem.
A Waltz Wave requires a 19 line poem with a fixed format of syllables. The pattern is:
Words may be split by syllable to fit the pattern. There is no requirement for rhyme, but it certainly is welcome. This form seems to educe a soothing cadence, similar in aspect to the rhythm of a waltz. The pattern visually evokes the image of waves breaking on a beach, when left justified. Thus the name – Waltz Wave. The theme doesn’t have to be about either waves or a dance, but is perfect for such imagery. It is just suggested that the topic should be soothing.

This picture was taken by the author himself in March, 2013.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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