Deep into the frozen land we venture.

Holding hands with no words spoken.

Miles away mountain shadows grow as the sun appears.

Like old film stuttering and jumping we desperately hold to this place to this moment.

Fading between gusts of wind we taste the other side the other world the other dimension some might say.

Existing between worlds we see what will come or what has passed.

 

Copyright 2013 (c) William Ricci

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves
  12. Ravaged
  13. Clearing

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From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves
  12. Ravaged

wild-river-2008-02-14-044

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life
  11. Shifted Wolves

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The biting cold of wind
carrying water off the lake.

A sun rising behind the grey
storm clouds still in the distance.

Ice encased tree
on the rocky point.

Frozen mist carried along
the surface.

Berries cling to barren branches
providing food to robin and chickadee.

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From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death
  10. This is Life

wild-river-2008-02-14-044

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality
  9. This Valley is Filled With Death

wild-river-2008-02-14-044

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field
  8. Bartered Reality

wild-river-2008-02-14-044

From the collection”Beyond the Border Kingdom“.

  1. Into the Wild
  2. Beyond Here
  3. The Border Kingdom
  4. Concrete Supernova
  5. Reflections
  6. Remains of the Day
  7. Snowy Field

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I now walk into your
arms, the words spoken
in passion, black wisps
of hair I brush away,
your eyes a light into the soul.

I now fall into your arms,
your breath against my neck,
I am vulnerable, exposed skin
waiting for your embrace,
I wait for you.

I walk into the wild,
the unknown territory
my heart longs for, the words
of freedom, swirling about,
motions in the air we reach
out to grasp, moments of
solitude, the chance to listen to
the wandering thoughts, the mind
opening up.

Into the wild, the backcountry
of my mind, the thoughts behind
actions of the heart, the soul
reaching out, a voice not
heard, but felt though vibrations.

Deafening silence as the wild
expands the further I emerge into
the tundra, lost and wandering
I keep close your scent and soft touch
upon my chest, the slight pulse of your
veins coaxing my heart to keep going,
during moments of weakness, when
the winter sun rises briefly and hurriedly
sinks, the horizon thinning and the darkness
returning.

I walk into the suns light
the golden sheet cradling me
with eyes closed I see your smile
and the words spoken without hesitation
and I am overwhelmed with pureness,
the honesty, the unflinching eyes.

I walk into the swift Sushana
river, with ice floes and glacial till,
you are there somewhere near the base
of the mountains I can see from here,
the rolling shadows frigid.

And I awaken next to you under
the flaring aurora borealis,
the flashes of opaque green and deep red,
sedge and willow glow and reflect
off the pure snow.

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