29 thoughts on “Haiku #13

  1. I love this scene for there is such a great connection between the mother and children. For me, the definition of a mother’s β€œscolding” has never held the harshness or anger that is usually associated with the term. Rather the scolding is a form of fear that comes when a mother considers her children in danger or choosing a wrong pathway. When the children climb higher and shake the branches, there is a confidence that the mother will forgive them and all will be well. A beautiful message, especially since this past Monday, British Columbia celebrated Family Day. I took that photo on December 9, 2016 on one of those days when the snow came for a brief moment. Thank you so much for choosing this photo for this message. Hugs and love!!

    • That is truly the essence of this poem, Rebecca! Thank you for your insight and generosity of spirit. Yours is the perfect photo for an unforgettable complex of feelings, looking up to the snowy tree, then back down to a mother who is looking up with fear but then laughing with her children. πŸ™‚

    • Winter collaboration and inspiration are spreading throughout the blogging community. While we feel for those currently suffering the harsh effects of cold, ice and snow…we can still celebrate the warm memories of childhood. Thank you, Liz.

  2. I really appreciate your comment, Jason. Although not exclusive, humor is an important element element of haiku…as well as irony, surprise, juxtaposition, etc. The mother’s fear is somewhat alleviated by the kids’ behavior. I shiver… πŸ™‚

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