Sunday, December 21, 2008

A WINTER’S DAY (OSI)






the earth leans away
sun turns a long cold shoulder
shortest winter's day









Haiku for
Winter Solstice, 21 December 2008



For more poetic interpretations of this prompt, visit
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Photo by Sydney P., Calgary, AB

23 comments:

barbs.haiku said...

The Earth does seem to be leaning away today! It is a very gray day here, almost surreal!

spacedlaw said...

Our earth is the closest it can be to the sun and yet to us int he northern hemisphere the warm touch feels so cold! I am shivering looking at this picture. Very nice.

fourwindshaiga said...

I love these images, great poem, Deborah.

Sue said...

Oh yes, Deborah, just perfect! I love the image of the earth "leaning away." Beautiful photograph -- is this your yard?

Deborah Godin said...

@ SUE No, mine is not nearly so pretty, in any season! This is my friend's yard in Calgary. She took the photo on her phone, I believe.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture, Deborah. Can't believe that winter is just beginning officially.. Does that mean that the last month of winter will be spring-like????? ha... We can hope, can't we?
Hugs,
Betsy

Sue said...

The pictures from your yard (the trees and the lake shots posted previously) are lovely in their own way.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful words and picture - and yes, the sun is moving towards benevolence again now.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Fabulous piece

Geraldine said...

Absolutely perfect Deborah. Bravo!

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Kathiesbirds said...

Why does snow always make me feel so peaceful? It's as if the image alone makes the rest of the world feel muffled, silent and soft. I like the image of the sun turning a cold shoulder.

Rose said...

Beautiful photography and words! You sure have a way with words.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, Deborah! Thanks for the beautiful words! Have a beautiful holiday!

Raven said...

This is perfect.

Sorry you are having winter gloom. Me too, I'm afraid. Yesterday I just wanted to cry all day for no particular reason. Just too much gray skies and white ground and too much cold. Looking at your shadow photo below, the lake looks SOOOO cold and forbidding. We had a touch of sunshine this afternoon which lifted my spirits a touch. Hope you get some too.

lissa said...

I like the rhyming

Quiet Paths said...

The leaning is a perfect choice of a word for this image. Hey, that looks like out here!

hitch writer said...

That is a lovely pic ... Brrrrrr... i meant wow !! lol

Joyce said...

What a perfect poem for Winter Solstice.

Beth P. said...

Hi Deborah--
ah, the cold shoulder...
it is enough to make one weep...

thanks for this beautiful piece!!

Tumblewords: said...

Absolutely lovely! Absolutely!

zoya gautam said...

..Many Thanks for a lovely poem &
A Very Merrry Christmas!..

Jim said...

Hi Deborah, you'd think we would be warming up after that shortest day is over.
I hope you stayed warm that day and then had a Merry Christmas. I'll wish your remaining holiday is 'bright.'
..
I like your picture, it sets the mode very well for me.
..

Rose said...

I STILL LOVE this one...for words and photo....the photo is just wonderful.