looking at ice

 today there was almost no snow
left from last week's thaw
but the cold crept back
and it's snowing some
 and all the little drainages
 in this place of wetlands
and springs
sinkholes and deer drinks 
  were still flowing full
under new ice
and this small spot
was chortling 
as it drained toward my land
and eventually 
the beaver ponds.