Archive for February, 2013


Sunrise poem

I’ve been following the posts on North Shore photographer Bryan Hansel’s Facebook page, gaining daily inspiration from his wonderful photographs, including those of Lake Superior. Bryan has also been writing haiku to describe some of his photography experiences.

This morning I woke up with a poem forming in my head, inspired by Bryan’s photography and writing.


Superior sun

each day ascends

her limnel throne.

At her procession

we stand enthralled –

each day a new gown.


The word limnel is one I made up, based on the Greek word for lake (limne, as in limnology). Surprisingly, I was unable to find another adjective with that meaning!

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