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The Ides of March is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15th. It was marked by several religious observances and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. It was also, in 1925, the day that my late mother was born on.

The Ides of March

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse15 Mar 2016

Cold, but not
cold enough
to ice the lake.

Frosted air
lifts steams from
the still water

into a sky
transluscent
with new sunlight.