Artistry on Ice
photo by Mike Wu
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Slim silver blades
On expansive ice
Golden dreams in a theatre of white

Etch their patterns
Intricate designs
Of purposeful precision, synchronized

Delicate dance
All strength and speed
Sharp execution, flawless, sweet

Grace unfolding
Lilting expression
Twizzles, lifts, and exquisite extensions

Beauty wakens
Resting emotions
Transcends the technical, raising notions

Of artistry
Above and beyond
Controlled and counted, exacted upon

A masterpiece
Of measured motions
Contrasts with chaos — aimless commotion

Where beauty exists,
An Artist resides
On flat frozen water or vast ocean tides