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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Frost of February

ABC Wednesday offers the letter F this week.





Timid sun before its time
shines on eager buds
small as withered seed,

a laughing crow circles
drops his shadow
on split fence railings,

tree limbs rocked by breeze
dance with snow drops and
water seeps from southern eaves

sullen green grass
unwilling to be awakened
pouts crisply underfoot.

Spring knocks.


The digital photo shows my kitchen window. Brrr.

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34 comments:

magiceye said...

love the verse and the classic picture!

naturglede said...

Love your poem and photo. Have a fun abc:)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Beautiful as always dear thumblewords, you are so gifted.

Fabulous F

xoxo Tyra

paisley said...

totally cool photo, i thought it was one of your creations!!! i am hoping spring will knock so loud we will have no recourse but to open the door...... i am over it...

Nave said...

Wonderful post :) loved the write :)

Reader Wil said...

You are a real artist and a poet! Thanks for sharing and also for visiting.

Gordon said...

That does look cold! I love you poem.

Gordon Mason said...

Like the sound and vision of the laughing crow dropping its shadow.

Babooshka said...

Fantabulous fun.

Karyn said...

great imagery in the poem! I really liked it.

Joy said...

Loved the poem. Looking forward to Gaia opening that door to spring.

Carolina said...

Still looking at your photo trying to make out what is what. Lovely shot and poem.

And thanks for your fun and lovely comment on my Frostpost. What else to use for F with all this deepfreeze weather we've been having ;-)

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful and strange eFFect!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Your poem brought back the Frosty Februaries of my Former life!Your imagery is perfect.

Roger Owen Green said...

Spring cannot knock quickly enough!

Carol said...

Love your poem...such a little thing that says so much...such imagery...so good...

Life with Kaishon said...

It surely does make me say Brrrrrrrrrrrrr. Great post. I hope it goes away soon and gives way to SUNSHINE! : ).

gardenpath said...

It isn't knocking here yet, but I do love this poem and the photo!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful poem, Tumblewords! Spring *is* knocking here, but hasn't crossed the threshold --yet. We still have days of cool weather ahead. However, our trees are beginning to bud, so it can't be too far away.

Thanks for your visit to my ABC and your kind words.

Dragonstar said...

Your photo shows a fascinating pattern - lovely! And your poem really speaks to me. A thoroughly enjoyable post.

Granny Smith said...

The poem is so tenderly crafted that its tentative spring can be felt in all our memories. You are such a clever writer!

Jay said...

I can't seem to make sense of what the photo is, but it's a gorgeous image! So maybe it doesn't matter. :)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Wonderful "F" Post! Love the poem! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!!

Sherrie

Glennis said...

Amazing 'F'

kml said...

Beautiful verse! Can't wait for spring to start knocking here!

pictureeachday said...

Ooh.. I love the poem, especially the sullen grass pouting crisply. It is so beautifully accurate. I know I will think of that as I walk across the winter grass these next few weeks. :)

Also thank you so much for your comment!

Alan said...

Come on in, Spring!

Dreamybee said...

Isn't frost a great inspiration? Each appearance is a one-of-a-kind. That said, I hope yours melts away soon. LOL.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful poetry. I enjoyed feeling the coming of spring through your words.

RuneE said...

A very Fitting F For February - but spring is on the way!

PS Thank you for the very pleasant comment!

Celeste said...

I love the image of sullen, pouting grass - very neat! Thanks for a great post - here's hoping it warms up soon :)

Jo said...

a laughing crow circles
drops his shadow
on split fence railings,



Beautiful!

Janie said...

Wonderful poem. You really created a picture that describes our almost spring perfectly.

Anna said...

Loved your take on the letter F for ABC Wednesday Tumblewords. I really like the poem :)