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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Idaho Snow and Haiku


non-stop snow
deeper and whiter
winter warp

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surrender
snow rises higher
white limbs plunge

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leaden sky unloads
white foot and another foot
remakes the landscape

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One Deep Breath prompt: Winter Wonders
Digital Photo January 27, 2008 before noon and the snow still falls - tree limbs crack as they drop. More than four foot on the ground.

17 comments:

Yolanda said...

I like all of these and so appropriate for where you live.

Ackworth Born said...

the first two lead in but the third one is magnificent.

Debi Bender said...

The visual third poem stands out most to me as the strongest, most haiku-like:

leaden sky unloads
white foot and another foot
remakes the landscape

My thoughts, for what they are worth -- I feel that the words "white" and "and" could easily be omitted, whilst "white" could be placed after "another":

leaden sky unloads—
another white foot (or "foot of white")
remakes the landscape

Happy haikuing to you!

Sandy Carlson said...

Winter warp makes me think of weaving and time travel!

This is lovely.

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qualcosa di bello said...

your persuasive words leave me longing for a roaring fire, blanket & cup of tea!

paisley said...

i am not sure which of the words did it for me,, but i was able to see the sparkle of the snow in the streetlights....... haven't seen that forever..... thank you.....

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the first one, 'winter warp' especially. I also like the last one because it reminds me of walking in our recent (and unusual) deep snow.

Brian said...

Memories to be sure and only that.

Thanks for coming by. :)

giggles said...

I love snow, your words make it seem even more romantic! Haiku's threaded into a short story! Beautiful, as is the snow!

Hugs Giggles

Plain Foolish said...

Oooh, I love these, particularly the last -it's a big deal here when we only get a couple inches. I feel like I can see the aftermath of foot upon foot of snow...

spacedlaw said...

You make it sound great!

Quiet Paths said...

I know you really don't like winter that much but these truly speak "winter". Yes, pull up a chair next to the fire. You have way more snow than our area.

UL said...

"white foot and another foot..."brought so many images.

susan said...

Enjoyed them all.

LittleWing said...

yes, ...here in cda, idaho i agree... and another storm is expected 2nite.... you have spoken so eloquently of the current day...i saw bits of blue sky this morning...

Pearl said...

ooh, love the word play in the 3rd!

Abzdragon said...

Gorgeous poems! And I love the picture :)