Monday, 28 January 2008

winter wonders

On Saturday, we walked through the Hermitage of Braid, in Edinburgh:

perched on a rock
in the rushing stream -
a dipper sings.

Last time we had walked here, it had all looked very different:

woodland
changed by snow -
lost paths
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the sun
blurs behind clouds -
trees drip snow.
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birdtracks
across the snow -
gorse still blooms


winter wonders for One Deep Breath

22 comments:

jem said...

A great set. I really like the 'lost paths' one - reminding us that nature always has the upper hand, and that paths are a man-made device that can be erased at any moment. I love all the layers in the 'trees drip snow' one too.

Sandy Carlson said...

This is lovely. The sun seems to meet her match in winter! Such challenges we face within ourselves all the time.

gel said...

gel
Enjoyed reading where you traveled. I feel like I was there. Liked "trees drip snow" a lot.

Selma said...

You have such a strong sense of place in your poetry. It is inspiring.

Brian said...

You always bring the reader along with your poetry. Thanks for inviting us on your walk.

egretsnest said...

Lovely! A dipper is definitely on my "must see" list!

polona said...

that's and excellent set.

spacedlaw said...

I quite like this last one, but they are a lovely set.

tumblewords said...

snow surely does alter the landscape - clear pictures in your words!

Pam said...

I love your related haiku on this one place. You provide a great sense of place and time.

s. thomas summers said...

hi crafty,

ejoyed hopping around your blog. your words are tangoble and crisp. also enjoyed the touch of europe. will return soon and often.

paisley said...

i just love when you are "one" with the nature around you ,, i am so like an indoor person,, and it is refreshing to at least hear about the outdoors.....

Crafty Green Poet said...

jem, sandy, gel, selma, brian, polona, spacedlaw, tumblewords, paisley - thanks!

egretsnest - they're lovely birds, quite common round here.

s thomas - thanks for browsing, I look forward ot your future visits!

Quiet Paths said...

All lovely little stills; the kind that cause one to stop and take it all in. Peaceful.

UL said...

oh the winter sounds beautiful at your end...thank you, would love to visit Edinburgh once again...been so long. If you have time for a meme, will you be able to stop by at my space and reply? Would love to hear your responses. Thank you.

qualcosa di bello said...

your words are so eloquent...& i am always appreciative of tidbits of knowledge about your end of the world in your poems

susan said...

A lovely opening entry. Thanks for the read.

LittleWing said...

very beautiful...thank you for the links...it's always nice to visit new places...i loved reading your winter ku's...

Pearl said...

Lovely. I love "trees drip snow". that is so particular to a specific temperature with the slush sliding off. well observed and well put.

Abzdragon said...

"birdtracks
across the snow"

Love it!! What a great image!!

megan said...

you do such a good job of this.

trees drip snow...perfect

Clare said...

Hi Crafty! I always love your haiku -- they create perfect miniatures of nature and wildlife with great beauty and feeling.
:)