Building the Igloo

by | Jun 3, 2014 | Poetry

You will come to learn that three degrees
Below is never as warm as it is in winter,
But you must first let the wind gather

The snow for you. Cut the blocks carefully,
Stack them in a circle and let them rise.

When your hands freeze, wet them
And put your gloves back on.

When you plummet through the ice,
Let your coat know the snow;
It wants the water more than you do.



Photo By: Baron Reznik

About The Author

Alfred Lehtinen

Alfred Lehtinen lives in Turku, Finland. He is currently studying English language and literature at Åbo Akademi University. His poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in The Metric, The April Reader and Squalorly.