Monday, January 5, 2009

Icy Roads: for One Single Impression


polished skin of ice
precarious winter drive
on my country roads

These lines were created in response to the word, 'skin', which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.

13 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

I never thought of ice on a road as skin before, but after reading your words and seeing the photos, I wonder why! That's a real eye opener!

me ann my camera said...

Deborah:
I confess to having gone to dictionary.com for some help in extending the meaning for this one, and I found a definition that defined skin as 'any integumentary covering', and one such suggestion was 'a skin of ice'.

Having driven down a country road yesterday, and encountering a covering of ice on it, I weighed my choices and turned, but first took some photos of the 'skin' of ice on the road :-) It works!

Amias said...

How unique! I never thought of ice as a form of skin, but indeed it is!

floreta said...

it was icy here today as well. i like your interpretation of 'skin'!

zoya gautam said...

..appreciate the calm sobriety of ur writing~like snow on winter roads..many thanks..

Tumblewords: said...

Great - hadn't thought of ice skin on roads and walkways - but I'll remember it! Fine pictures and words!

SandyCarlson said...

The thin skin of the ice makes us very sensitive! Beautifully done. Great photos, all.

Beth P. said...

Hi Ann--
I almost wrote about the skin of ice as it pertains to my dog's paw/skin...but took a slightly different tack.

These are lovely! Icey skin to protect the brittle earth beneath.

spacedlaw said...

I like the thought of ice as a skin.

gautami tripathy said...

You gave me another insight into skin. Thanks!

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Quiet Paths said...

Great idea for the prompt.

fourwindshaiga said...

Wow, this looks so familar. I hear all the time, a skin of ice o water, why didn't I think of this?

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