Frozen Lake – Poem

Frozen Lake poem wolfe butler WB

I tried to walk

Alone across

An endless frozen sea


T’was dark as coal

All twilight gone

A path I did not know


I walked in vain

To reach no goal

Direction had no road


No markers there

Or signs to guide

A frozen land nowhere


Though not yet doomed

My trip grew worse

As through a hole I fell


To gasp for air

And fight for strength

But all to no avail


For in the dark

With water deep

I found no hole to flee


A grave unmarked

No man to know

A myst’ry plain to see


No light to guide

No helping hand

Instead this silent sea

– July 25, 2005

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