by Greggory Dieter
VI. Smeerenburg and the Whale-Oil Rush
Through the back of the picture at the patch of white
More beautiful than anything in this world.
Place of absorbing snow, itself to be
In the dread circle hemmed by glaciers,
Snow haze gleams like sand.
will be penciled on the coffeeshop menus.
Before those virile women!
Toward the still dab of white that oscillates
submitted by Roger Rohrbach