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Frozen Footprints (Spensarian Sonnet)
by Helga Ross
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All out of doors looked darkly in at him
Through the thin frost, almost in separate stars,
That gathers on the pane in empty rooms...
What kept him from remembering what it was
That brought him to that creaking room was age.


Shiny sheet ice mirrors sky, the rapture
caught in an old gent’s eyes; shared, he and I,
our paths fleet passing, a pause to capture
pewter-shadow tree line--and hear the sigh.

He drives a power wheelchair, smiles, rides by;
sheers the bumps and steers the stretches of slick,
tracking freeze-frame footprints – patience, oh my! –
while, I, in fulsome stride so blessed and quick.

The effort warms chill air, makes the breath thick,
mingles joys while I mull his legions trapped
within frailty there where mortar sets brick;
a spirit loosed in snowscape, thermal-wrapped.

Skied cross-country, played ice-hockey, did he?
Strapping, that man must have been, that I see.

© Helga Ross 2003, 2006                                         

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Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/9/2003
Love the imagery. Lovely sonnet. Love your talent.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/8/2003
Both an inspiring walk and an interesting perspective. Enjoyed this, Helga.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 12/8/2003
exquisite piece of verses. just wonderful!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/8/2003
You do these sonnets with such ease and grace Helga! The imagery in this is so beautifully expressed!
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