They Make it Look Easy #nature #snow

I marvel at winter’s bird dance on the snow for me absurd weightless they walk  in worst blizzard I marvel at winter’s bird light like a feather or whispered word I marvel at winter’s bird my snow dance more cold than absurd The bird’s out in the worst of today’s storm inspired me to shovelContinue reading “They Make it Look Easy #nature #snow”

Yukibare #haiku #photography #snow

after the snow Mt. Fuji soars into the clear skies          © Shinya Ogata See through glass awakening of winter perfect clarity Cold nose oxygen molecules filled breath deep The prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai was “Clear Sky after snow.”

Shoukan – Less Cold #haiku #winter

  Photos of last January flow Sun shines on white crystals Pulling on boots and gloves The shovel groans “It’s too cold. Can’t we wait?” I look at today’s forecast Last year’s high is today’s low I can enjoy my pictures of snow (my shovel agrees) **** rub hands together last January’s photo memory’s coldContinue reading “Shoukan – Less Cold #haiku #winter”

Creature Comforts #poetry #photography #dogs

Between strong legs I look beyond the porch waves of snow hemmed in with ice once I would have savored cold challenging the white waves feeling exuberance of youth I lay down at his feet soaking in homey warmth his knowing reflects in my eyes together we dream by the fire     Today IContinue reading “Creature Comforts #poetry #photography #dogs”

What We Can’t See #devotion #photography #poetry

There is beyond the winter beauty beneath the snow like a shivering bulb we know there is spring we cannot see its bud nor force its opening  the sun alone can entice the bloom there is a beauty beyond winter we will shed this life’s pain  perfect magnificence  is held in secret an eternal springContinue reading “What We Can’t See #devotion #photography #poetry”

Departing the Year #haiku #photography

Today our prompt at Carpe Diem is departing year, and it is extracted from Jane Reichhold’s “A Dictionary of Haiku” … it’s a nice prompt I think and it fits (of course) the time of year … Here is Jane’s example of this prompt: slow rains as if leaves were falling at winter’s end ©Continue reading “Departing the Year #haiku #photography”

Catch a wave #winter #snowday #poetry

Silent the waves crash cold pillows they lay diamond crystals tease beckon, “come and play” * winter’s dance is cold can you catch the curl ride it into shore caught in chilling swirl? * frozen is this tide so pure and crystal light do not be misled it will take you for a ride *Continue reading “Catch a wave #winter #snowday #poetry”

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