Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Haiku for yet another winter's day in my small town...

I fill the bird feeders, I walk, I photograph, I tell stories, I write, I drive gingerly to school, to shows, to call dances in this winter wonderland. The snow drifts down daily to remind us that winter holds on and those of us who love it, open the blinds each morning to enjoy the beauty.

Author Rick Bass says that you just have to embrace winter or it will take hold of you and you will be lost within it.

So, poetry to get you through the day, the season....your life? These were taken from my writing journal.

empty streets of ice
longing for summer walkers
all doors frozen shut

bloodlines of winter
run through blue veined lifeless hands-
I'm sleeping til Spring

hunched winter mornings
glittering frosty treetops
canope my soul

The above mentioned book is Winter by Rick Bass.


Anonymous said...

Great , surely I'll write down immediately in my own diary the poem itself and the name of its author ... just being back from a walk myself where I could drink in all the beauty our creator has done for us to be inspired , driven ... rejoice . I also had my camera and took some shots! Merci encore Lou Ann ,m

Anonymous said...

Hey... me again, while hand writing down your poem I understood it was yours ...not Rick Bass ! thank you again as I saw the picture or you in the street,warm life running through your veins in the midst of frozen stillness ... smiles ,m

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