Iowa Writes

Winter World

I smell clean cracking ice.
I feel the frigid phalanges of the winter wind pick
at my comfy clothes.
All I see is burning bright, paper white.
I sink into the shoveled snow
as the north wind comes.
I go as the breeze,
dance away to my fire warm home.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Megan Kann is eight years old and a student at Pat's Learning Adventure in Iowa City. She enjoys playing soccer and basketball.

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on April 03, 2007

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