Ice watch

Ice watch, photo by Claire Rosslyn WilsonTrapped bubbles make tracks

air fault lines that drip out

while puddles cool feet,

flush out Paris streets.

Lost shapes count out what’s left

in the cold.

Ice detail, photo by Claire Rosslyn Wilson

This poem is inspired by Ice Watch, an artwork by Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing at Paris on the occasion of COP21 and is part of the initiative Artists4ParisClimate2015. For the project twelve blocks of ice, harvested from free-floating icebergs in a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, were arranged in clock formation on the Place du Panthéon, where they melt away during COP21.

Ice in Paris, photo by Claire Rosslyn Wilson

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