Ice House in Summer

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Culture

Ice House in Summer

Grass and white flowered chickweed

grow on the slanted roof of this dwelling.

Six months ago blocks of ice escaped the dugout

and hid in the pit of straw and sawdust below.

Only yellow clay walls and a small door guard them.

But milk, butter, and cream

descend regularly in the pail elevator

to visit their lonely isolation.

About The Author

Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ, is pastor of St. Ignatius parish in Winnipeg.

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Peter Bisson on June 15, 2017 - 2:15 AM

Thank you!