Frozen Creek…

Frozen Creek –

The redear sunfish

Still swimming

This haiku is in response to Frank J. Tassone’s weekly haikai challenge. The theme was returning cold (saekaeru):

Published by Shaun Jex

I dabble in an assortment of literary and artistic endeavors. My writing has appeared in Celebrations Magazine, Old School Gamer Magazine, Texas Heritage Magazine, Renaissance Magazine, Cowboy Jamboree Magazine, and other disparate locations.

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    1. Most fish are able to live under ice. I actually looked up the reason why, and it’s interesting. In condensed form, “Underneath the frozen upper layer, the water remains in its liquid form and does not freeze. Also, oxygen is trapped beneath the layer of ice. As a result, fish and other aquatic animals find it possible to live comfortably in the frozen lakes and ponds,” and, “The layer of ice that forms on top of a lake, pond, river, or stream provides some insulation that helps the waterbody retain its heat.” The fish usually head down low and slow down considerably, but still live/swim/etc.

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