A limpid description of bright, icy water, distillation of winter.

‘In the center of large ponds, beneath the surface of the water, gleam cores of aquamarine ice, like the constricted heart of winter.’

See also my bestellar review of this wonderful book, complete with a mosaic of quotations, metaphors, triologisms and other alluring Eskimo words.

Source: Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams (London: Picador, 1987), p. 44

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