Icicles—A Collection of Haikus

Dreary, so patient
Slow, plodding on forever
to receive beauty.
 
Glittering, shining,
Scary, especially when
used for spikes on forts.
 
Little brothers use
them as swords to drive me to
the inside shelter.
 
Up close they're deformed,
lumpy, crooked, not pure but
far back—amazing
 
from the road, sport-
ing diamond pillars that turn
houses to castles.

Through the 3rd Eye was supported in its inception by the Grand Rapids Humanities Council and is currently made possible by continued volunteer effort and private support. Copyright 2013.