Thursday, January 05, 2017

Glacier in the Dry Valleys

The surface of the Commonwealth Glacier, some places had so much snow, we wanted skis.
One of the smaller cliff faces (just double my height), along the Suess Glacier

Several glaciers have steep areas & icefalls.  Channels are more obvious lower.

Glaciers the Dry Valleys

Arms burly wind
Awakened, flapping, punching
Crushing basalt, granite, dolerite

Legs giant monuments of ice 
Monstrous ledges, anchored rocks, and hardened streams
Brilliant entrails revealed by ablation
Bandaged by snow

If you too were a glacier
You would howl and be still
You would hold time and secrets
Frozen sinew, stronger than skin and warmth


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