#MM — Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — winter’s music

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star cuts a channel into a field of fast ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, Jan. 7, 2016. During Operation Deep Freeze 2016, the U.S. military's logistical support to the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program, the Polar Star's mission is to create a navigable channel to McMurdo Station for several resupply vessels.

Hot tea and beer bread heat the morn
Cracking ice screeched notes with foghorn
Freezing lake channel
Sounds seldom banal
My flannel’s
Song is warm



Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Saturday Mix.  Sarah says:
Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 25 January 2020!
For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Clogyrnach (pronounced: clog-IR-nach). The topic is up to you!

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Cool poem Li. 👌

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😊

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  2. sgeoil says:

    a new form for me, I like what you did with it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you! It was my first try on the form and I experimented a little. As I read it back, the cadence sounds a lot like a limerick. This means I’ll be using it again and trying some humor with it 🙂

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      1. sgeoil says:

        I think you are right, humour would work well with it🙂

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  3. Jules says:

    A fun read. Stay warm!
    I almost got the form wrong – ending with a c,c (for six lines) but I found my flaw and sallied forth with my take on the weather. We had some torrential overnight rains and the creek is muddy brown and very high from all the neighborhood run off…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Hoping your house is set high on the land. The water is really high around here as well. We had some very interesting snow yesterday. I wrote a haiku on it:
      Raindrops morph mid-fall
      white magic before my eyes –
      mashed potato sky

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      1. Jules says:

        High enough. Though the flood zone has changed – supposedly it is now midway from the creek to the house. But we’re at the low spot. So much water the saturated ground can’t hold it all and we’ve puddles in the yard. Good for the ducks I suppose. The rain has melted the ice that was left from last weekend…

        A grey oatmeal sky here no butter at all – the sun hasn’t been out – not once.

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