Friday, January 07, 2011

Poetry Friday: Winter Shadows Haiku





















Winter shadows lean
and reach, stretch and yearn...for what?
Spring, of course. What else?


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19 comments:

  1. Lovely. I'm yearning for spring, too.

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  2. I agree -- this is lovely. I liked the action verbs, especially, and the idea of winter leaning toward spring. Happy Friday!

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  3. This is lovely. I need some snow before I am willing to let winter lead us to spring.

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  4. Spring, of course! Yes, Mary Lee!! Lovely haiku and a wintry day.

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  5. Thanks for the poem--I had forgotten it was Poetry Friday. And I like the photo, even if I am in L.A. Bring on the daffodils and tulips!

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  6. Oh No! I am not leaning toward spring yet - still enjoying the snow. Lovely photo of those shadowy rocks.

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  7. Love your haiku. I'm already enjoying the longer days, so I guess I'm leaning toward spring, too.
    By the way, I just realized the code for the Poetry Friday schedule was up. Thanks for doing that! I've updated it on our TeachingAuthors blog.
    Carmela

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  8. Lovely haiku. The photo reminds me of rocks in a sand-garden, but it must be winter cabbages in snow!

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  9. I like your haiku! I'm not quite ready for spring yet. The time of year that I dislike the most is late February/early March when I'm really fed up with the cold weather and the snowbanks are all covered with dirt and grime.

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  10. Oooh, I'm not ready for winter to end yet but I like your haiku and the image of leaning shadows.

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  11. I do like your haiku. I am trying to enjoy winter and live in the moment but I'm a spring girl in my heart and find myself in a mad houseplant buying binge whenever they predict more snow. :P

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  12. Mary Lee,

    Love your haiku. Recently we had a lot of fun with Guyku, a book I first read about here at your blog. Many thanks! Your blog is a treasure. ~Theresa

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  13. Nice! I like the anticipation and hope of this haiku :).

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  14. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I don't know why I've noticed the long shadows more this year than others, but that's what struck me about these winter cabbages as I left the health club this week. (Yes Laura, cabbages, though they could be rocks in a Zen garden...) I saw the shadows, not the textures or the colors. The shadows. Leaning.

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  15. Happy New Year, Mary Lee!

    How big-headed is it that your haiku reminds me of my own poem "Launch" from Squeeze, in which crocuses blast off toward spring?

    I loved looking more closely at the photo to find deep dark purple cabbage stumps, their spirals iced with snowy frosting. Hmmm, might have to cook some cabbage this weekend!

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  17. This haiku is so alive! Every time I look at snow, I think about the rumblings underneath. Your photo and poem grab 'em!

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  18. I love this poem! The image of winter shadows leaning is so evocative. I've been leaning toward spring since winter started!

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  19. This is a terrific poem. Thanks for sharing it.

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