Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn." Hal Borland

SIGNS OF SPRING
    for Susan

Iced butterfly wings;
Nature’s winter dishabille;
Geese crying for joy.

Spider diamonds crawl;
Sunlight shredding winter glare;
Urban bouquet day.

Frozen pond creaking,
Sawtooth passage to the spring;
Warm haikus from you.

2 comments:

zbelnu said...

Oh this picture is so beautiful and your poem, with geese crying spring! And the spider glittering... I was talking about spring too, blacbirds are singing every morning and eveing here, near my Jujube tree...

Linda Danz said...

I wrote this for my friend Susan. She got married on the same day as we did nearly twenty years ago. I have known her for a long time, through our personal changes and now she lives in Ohio with her husband and three dogs and two kids . We are hoping for a $$ miracle so that we can spend our 20th wedding anniversary together in Ohio.

Thse are the haikus she sent to me:

Hoary antlers of
apple trees disguised as moose,
glisten in the sun.

Now awaiting spring,
Winter's long cramped limbs extend
toward warming sunlight.

Doggies digging mud
unearthing things long frozen.
Leave it be bad dogs!