Tuesday, 6 March 2007

haiku - earth and mud

mud cakes my boots
as I walk through the woods –
the first leaves open.

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under my nails
and in the lines of my hands –
life giving soil.

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white stone driveway
between neatly cut hedges –
one muddy footprint.

Earth, soil, mud for One Deep Breath

16 comments:

Brian said...

These poems, I can feel your call to Spring. The longing and yearning for green growth and the rich scent of life.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, I really liked the second one! It just brings back nice memories...

getzapped said...

These are fanatastic! #1 & 3 really resonated with me. Great haiku.

E. R. Dunhill said...

CGP,
These are great. The first piece really grabs me. I like the explicit inclusion of the narrator.

polona said...

wonderful spring feeling to these!
love them all.

Tammy said...

"life giving soil" is a wonderful vision on your hands. Lovely earth/mud haiku.

Jodi said...

These haiku are all wonderful, but I really like the visual in the third one.

Becca said...

These all have a very natural rhythm and "earthy" feel...lovely!

Roswila said...

white stone driveway
between neatly cut hedges –
one muddy footprint.

I really enjoyed all three, but this one has a bit of smile in it. Only one footprint? :-)

Remiman said...

Juliet,
I like all three!
The third is most striking, like an Ansel Adams photo.
rel

jem said...

I smiled when I read these - among others reasons because you notice the things I notice! :)

Sandy said...

Three fine 'out and about' poems. I agree, they do all have a spring feeling.

1blkquill said...

I loved the first one! It brings me back home.

whitney said...

I really like the images your poems bring to my mind, a muddy footprint, and boots caked with mud.

cloudscome said...

I am walking in the muddy woods too!

Bitterroot said...

These are wonderful - so evocative.