a moment of hope

dogwood by Ron DeKett
dogwood by Ron DeKett

This poem from Black Dirt Days: Poems as Memoir depicts my memories of an ice storm that flailed Iowa one Easter Eve when I was but a kid living on a farm near Elvira with my mother and father. Despite the storm—or maybe because of it—we created our own moment of hope.

Ice Storm

Blessed be,

Nan Lundeen