28 thoughts on “Haiku #9”

    1. Funny you should say this. It’s actually a case of ‘reverse’ serendipity. I wrote this weeks ago after Marina Kanavaki’s comments about the phenomenon of the silence of snow. When Frank @Beach Walk Reflections highlighted Ann Christine’s photos, I went to her blog and found this perfect photo! I love symbiotic blogging! 🙂

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  1. Dear Mary Jo, you give a gentle benediction to the earth at rest, a song of silence, and a peace within the folds of winter. Profound words that add to the story of the photography. Thank you for the introduction to a wonderful photographer.

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  2. My dear Mary Jo, although this is an ode to the pause of snow silence, there’s also something desolate and heavy, partly irreversible. Yet the bird song will come to life …soon. I hope I’m making sense. Moving haiku, my friend. xoxo

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    1. Yes, dear Marina, that’s the other aspect of the poem. The first line uses words for that effect, as well as ‘heavy’ in the second and ‘rest’ in the third. Winter has traditionally symbolized for many hibernation and sleep but also our hope for renewal and resurrection. This is what your lovely 2020 art calendar’s theme meant for me. In the darkest, coldest days of winter we await new life. In the cycle of seasons, we sense our eternity. When I found the photograph, it was perfect. Then I noticed it was part of Ann-Christine’s elegy for her friend. Here is the link:

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