Or at least they used to.
But mostly flowing,
And relentlessly scouring
The ground below.
Marching to the sea.
Their rumbling movements ebb and flow.
Causing pressures to come and go.
Somewhere something has to give,
And so, they crack.
That’s what a crevasse is.
Some of those are open,
But many go unseen.
At times they seem like pits of peril,
Cold, and dark, and deep.
But in most cases,
They’re awe-inspiring, magical places
Filled with intricate light.
The bottom line is
If you’re in one looking ‘round
The kind of place you’ll see.
Depends upon just why you’re there
The reason is the key.
And the same can be said
For the whole of these magnificent rivers of ice.
On the one hand,
They’re intimidating, frozen, and indestructible.
But on the other,
They’re alluring, invigorating, and easily broken.