Thursday, 8 February 2007

Changing Seasons

first snowdrop -
the hope of spring
in winter.
******************
this winter
brightened every day
with blossom.
Changes for Poetry Thursday.

29 comments:

Jacquie said...

The first snowdrops are almost open here too (a bit behind this year, thanks to our extra cold, but the sight of them is cheering).

Catherine said...

That's lovely - the seasons are totally opposite here of course, and we are having a short late summer. Almost time to plant bulbs so that we too, will have flowers to brighten spring

GeL(Emerald Eyes) said...

I remember you like to read haikus as well as write them.
"the first snowdrop- the hope of spring"- lovely image poised on the brink of change. Nice use of this week's prompt.

Jessica said...

I really like the hope in these poems -- even with the spare language (and short form) you convey a lot of possibility in your images.

I'm hopeful for spring as well, even though it feels like it'll never arrive here. :)

Norma said...

A breath of fresh air to read today, when it's so cold here we've almost forgotten.

Thanks for stopping by.

Dennis said...

I always struggle with the Haiku form. I’m always so impressed when Haiku flows like water (as it does here). So often they seem forced, like an overnight bag with a week’s worth of clothes stuffed in. This is just beautiful. I’m going to watch you and learn.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for all your comments! Its got very cold here recently and spring seems further away than it did a week ago!

Catherine - its funny, I always try to be seasonal with my poetry (haiku especially) but then of course it depends where you are!

Dennis, thanks! There are plenty of haiku here if you want to read them all - and now thanks to handy labels, you can find them really quickly! (Or will be able to, once I've labelled all my posts!).

.......deb said...

Lovely imagery. Started my day out just right. Dennis is right, perfect spareness.

I've got bulbs shooting, and daphne's about to burst open, and hellebore's shine. But no snowdrops, yet.

Like the new set-up, too. Will be nice to browse by "topic".

ecm said...

Lovely! I have been turning my attention to spring as well.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for commenting ecm and deb, I love the labels too and it will be good to be able to browse by topic.

desert rat said...

Mmm, I close my eyes and imagine bulbs coming up. We don't usually get any blooms until late March at the absolute earliest. (sigh) Nice new design, I like the subtle colours.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful haiku... (now I have 'writing hauku' envy)

Regina Clare Jane said...

Just beautiful, cgp... this is the kind of change I look forward to!

Remiman said...

Juliet,
Winter's hope of new birth.
Terrific image.
Change makes us smile while no change causes stagnation.
rel

Poet with a Day Job said...

Global Warming!

Lovely simple full piece. Nice work!

twilightspider said...

These make me miss winter - we don't get much of that here in Southern California.

Lovely lovely lovely.

polona said...

lovely haiku!
thank you for visiting my blog. i'm glad i could discover you that way :)

Tammy said...

No snow this year but finally got rain. Your haiku is lovely.

Jone said...

I thought of the changing seasons as well but nothing popped into my head. I love how the first snowdrop sitrs the hopr of spring. I like the new look of your blog.

Rethabile said...

Yeah, here where i live, too. brilliant haikus.

Jemima said...

Without hope, what have we got? I'm looking out for snowdrops ;-)

gautami tripathy said...

I liked this as we never have snowdrops out here in Delhi.

gautami
Transposition.

strauss said...

I love the nature references you make through this and your other poems. There is so much to inspire us in nature.
I am still waiting to see the seasons first snowdrop.

January said...

Spring cannot come soon enough for me. Love your poems, like first flowers through the cold earth.

Liza Lee Miller said...

Lovely and hopeful!

I too have spent WAY too many hours labelling posts in new blogger! Oh well, it's done now but what a drudge!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Poet with a Day Job - you get the prize for commenting on the global warming slant to these haiku!

Everyone - thanks for your comments both on the haiku and on the new look blog.

G said...

Hi Juliet! These are such fresh, lovely haiku. I love the surprise in the second one; usually don't think of winter as being brightened by blossom.

Jacquie said...

I mentioned that the first snowdrops were almost blooming here (west coast of Canada) too. Well, I came across the first open ones a couple days ago (always a pleasant surprise), and haiku ensued (www.wildink.wordpress.com, if anyone's interested).

Crafty Green Poet said...

More comments! G- once upon a time, winter wasn't brightenened by flowers.....

Jacqui - enjoyed your hiaku too....