Reign of Ice

By Felix Marner Bridel
Franklin, NY

(Open Form Poem)

The frost of winter spreads its wings
And echoes over a thousand lands
The rain’s dark brother, life of cold
Shadow of a thousand springs
A hunter, the usher of death
Deadens earth with silence
Its frosty daggers smite the alive
And claim a thousand hearts
The bane of light, the frozen flowers
Hurry death on its way
Hunger rules compassion
When life is not possible
Only survival
Who buries summer
Quenches a thousand memories