Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday 55-Harbin Ice Festival

*image from boingboing.net




The wind sweeps down
from the far corners of the world
gusting across the plains,
whistling through the trees.
The gales moan and howl
as they batter and chap
those they toss along.
The blustering gives way
to a haunting melody
gently beckoning
as it softly swells
and draws those
who fall under its charm.



27 comments:

S said...

I am inspired. Do you think I could make a really cool sculpture out of ice shot glasses?

Desmond Jones said...

Wow. . . that is one AMAZING ice-sculpture. . .

Mona said...

such an amazing verse, inspired by the ice sculpture...

Art for Art's sake!

Kat said...

Wow! That is an amazing sculpture.
Beautiful words too. :)

furiousBall said...

what an amazing sculpture... the lines are so natural and you can almost hear the song she's playing on that skin flute

i mean flute.

Suldog said...

Swell poem, especially when paired with the amazing ice sculpture. Brrrrrrrrrrr!

Craver Vii said...

Wow!

The poem and the pic are both really cool!

Ella said...

such concepts in ice are so foreign to this florida girl! i'd have to see it to fully appreciate it. have a great weekend!

p.s. if you see a spike in your stats this weekend, it's me digging for interview question material!

Akelamalu said...

Love the words and the sculptures!

mssolitaire said...

I think this is awesome!!! :) Very cool Friday 55 :)

lecram said...

I wanna go!

Cocotte said...

I hate winter, but I'd stand out in the cold to enjoy that!

James Goodman said...

Oh, a beautiful 55 to match the beautiful picture. Nicely done. :D

DianeCA said...

I love windpoems. Actually it was in a poem called The North Wind which I first told my husband I loved him :-) And this amazing ice sculpture definitely reminds me of the North Wind!

barman said...

What a wonderful poem and such an amazing sculpture. Very nice Lime.

I have attended Winter Carnival up in our Upper Peninsula in Houghton Michigan. The build the sculptures in January and the Carnival is the about the last weekend in January. They have some amazing sculptures up there. The link above does not do the sculptures justice at all.

Anyway I am amazed at the people that are able to do these wondrous carving and, for that matter, mighty fine poetry too.

G-Man said...

Oh yeah Trini...That was beautiful!
Wonderful 55, and wonderful pic.
Thanks for always aqdding a touch of class to Friday.....G

citizen of the world said...

Wow, that's impressive.

Moosekahl said...

Wow! I can't wait for the Fairbanks Ice festival next month.

Janet Campbell said...

Very cool! The photo reminds me of Japan in my childhood.

Lolly said...

I've never seen such! Glad I stopped by.
And that's a lovely poem, too!

Mojo said...

Awesome verse Lime. I can feel the chill. Nicely turned indeed.

And the image is cool too.

airplanejayne said...

Lime, that is so cool!

Jocelyn said...

I think what's really important here is to note that I was first chair flute all through junior high.

Until that bitch Melissa Fox edged me out the last year.

I quit.

cathy said...

I feel cold just looking at that, your sweeping wind isn't helping either.

Palm Springs Savant said...

love it Lime. by coincidence, my Sunday Art Review is on snow art sculpture.

Happy Sunday
-rick

javajazz said...

woah, thats incredible...
how ever do human beings
carve such magnificence
out of just frozen water?
i'm blown away,
pun intended,
and your 55 is
a perfect match
for such visual beauty...

Seamus said...

OK, I just got a case of the shivers thinking about how cold and for how long it must be to carve such a sculpture! ;)