image: Carnaval de Québec Ice Boat Race on the St. Lawrence River in between Québec City and Lévis
There have been some rearrangements in prompts on Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. For the first Friday music challenge, Yves posted a video of David Usher’s St. Lawrence River*. I immediately fell in love with his voice and lyrics. Now, to add his stuff to my computer music library.
“Solid by morning
And I’ll freeze here
Winter by morning”
especially resonated, and so my response: Drifts of Snow
My love can’t melt
drifts of snow between us
Ice rain tears freeze on my cheeks
Retreating glacier catches me up
Avalanche tumbles me down and under
I stand shivering, wondering
what made the snow no longer a blanket
to cover our naked bodies as we lay together?
what froze your heart into icy sharp splinters
drawing blood as you flitch when I touch you?
PS: The Saint Lawrence River is a powerful image for me. Traveling along side it. Deep, dark, fast. Winter. Snow geese. Metaphor for Quebec and Canada. Living history.
I still find it amazing that this glorious wide river can freeze in the winter-time.
© phylor, 2015