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Pigeon Lake
David M. Tookey


Winter      1910
Pigeon Lake is frozen over 
A colossal      snow-dusted slab

My grandfather      his breath a
Downy cloud around his head
In a wagon         loaded with firewood

To barter for food
Horses know the way
Over water     hard      as stone


© by David M. Tookey.
Used here with the author's permission.




David M. Tookey is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Washington state. He's grateful for time spent with family and enjoys reading, writing, baking, walking, hiking, and cycling.  David believes the most reliable way to find inspiration for poems is to always
pay attention to things, especially the little things.


Post New Comment:
Lovely poem. "a downy cloud around his head" gorgeous.
Posted 01/17/2017 03:15 PM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
Good poem, David. I like the way you make important words stand out with spaces between words.
Posted 01/17/2017 10:49 AM
Vivid imagery in the sparsity of words.Thanks, David.
Posted 01/17/2017 07:52 AM
A story told with few words and stark images. Nicely done!
Posted 01/17/2017 06:38 AM

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