we got snow here in the middle south, from noon til just after dark.
small flakes fell hard and fast all day, so similar to the hard rains we
have been getting regularly this fall and winter. this winter storm dipped
way down south to savannah; i also heard there were brief snow showers
in tallahassee, on down to the coast. i think snow on a florida beach would
be a photographic wonder! i took a walk yesterday evening- my horse
rosa , a snow novice, came along beside me anyway. as evening fell,
the snow stopped and the light was a lovely dusky blue…
trees, earth and sky in monochrome.
this morning, before sunrise, the world was the same indigo shade. as the
sun came up, the light hit the treetops. it was blinding, but beautiful.
i had my old 35mm, but no film, so i hurried inside to write haiku impressions
i grew up in ohio, and i do realize such pleasure from snow is the result of many
years in the south, away from it! you up north might consider such a reaction
kind of crazy – but this winter scene will be gone by tonight; only the muddy
ground and a few of the earliest brave daffodils will remain.
here’s hoping you will forgive me my delight,
and enjoy my “snow pictures.”
shrouded in snow
i came upon
a woolly white armchair-
my garden bench.
limned in light
concrete Kwan-Yin smiles,
serene in her snowy
capped with snow
small magical forest
tiny bird hits window
for my snow poems
i’ll get no empathy
The snow and cold are getting tiresome for me- I welcomed your Southern perspective! The woolly white armchair gave me a laugh 🙂
And we’ve ten inches on the ground, with more falling as I type.
Benjamin Vogt says
We’re working on haiku right now in my advanced poetry class. Care to come sit in? I’m a hard teacher, thought.
benjamin- my only teacher was an
old master, very old style, he was
kind but hard teacher.too.
i would enjoy dialog with fellow poets very much. always a student
where? when? how? do i sit in…