Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas after the ice storm

 
Picture by good friend, Fred Villacorta
Ontario, Canada


Under canopy
Icicles drip from bare trees
Slowly like tear drops

~0~0~

Snow falling like rain 
Drenches red bows & pine cones-
Ice sugar on cake
  
~0~0~

This Christmas season -  
The best gift of all- your love
unwrapped through the years



Posted for Imaginary Garden for Real Toads:  Words Count with MamaZen - Merry Christmas to all ~ 

33 comments:

  1. smiles...it is the gift that keeps on giving...
    nice visual as well of the melting dripping down
    the icicles...on the trees

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    1. Snowing here still Brian after the ice storm ~ Thanks for your support throughout the year ~

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  2. Yuck to all the snow and ice tat can't be nice, merry christmas

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    1. It looks pretty but all is white winter land ~ Thanks Pat ~

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  3. Good days to stay in if you can and see all the snow framed through windows. Your Haiku are lovely. They prove you stood under the canopy and sampled the love.

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    1. We actually have a canopy of ice outside our doorway ~ Yes, best to stay indoors. We have been eating all day along ~ Thanks Susan ~

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  4. Lovely haiku ~ my fave is the last one!

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  5. great haiku Grace... as I look out the window I see similar scenes... :)

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  6. Beautiful imagery, I like the middle one best.

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    1. I was inspired to see the vanilla sugar sprinkled on Italian cake ~ It was yummy ~ Thanks ~

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  7. I'm trying to imagine the cold, where here it's 84 F by the beach and I'm preparing to head out myself and get sand in between toes. Merry Christmas, Grace ~ Michael

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    1. What ????!!!!!!!!!!!*******

      Enjoy the sun M & one day I will celebrate with my brother who is in LA ~ Merry Christmas ~

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  8. Very pretty poems, Grace--the first so true to life--we have icicles here today--not yet melting! Take care, and thanks for a year of poetry. k.

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  9. Nice series of haiku. Keep warm and have a great day!

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  10. Love sustained through the years, endearment extended to be shared together. How nice Grace! Merry Christmas to you Ma'am!

    Hank

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  11. Grace, you have had quite a storm, I know!! That is a beautiful photo your friend took. And yes, love is always the BEST gift one can 'unwrap' at Christmas! Hope you had a wonderful family day.

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  12. May god gift you with good health and wealth:)

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  13. These are so beautiful...I especially love the second one

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  14. Very pretty Grace, picture and verses. I am glad to be in Texas when I see all this beauty. I left a snow shovel in each of Nebraska and New Hampshire and I won't be going back for them.
    ..

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  15. You always bring your A game, Grace. These are beautiful, and make me a little happier to have a Summer Christmas.

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  16. Ice sugar on cake - what a beautiful picture and amazingly written. This is a really special poem, i love it,

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  17. beautiful! Merry Christmas, Grace. hope you don't have to go anywhere today!

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    *... *...*...*░ HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!░* * *...*...*
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  19. Hello there. Popping over to wish you a belated Merry Christmas. Hope your year has been good.

    Love the last 2 lines, especially.

    Denise

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  20. Hope you had a lovely Christmas Grace!!!

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  21. love unwrapped through the years... what a wonderful gift indeed... and oh i wish we had snow...ice sugar on cake... ah... that sounds wonderful..

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  22. Really lovely, Grace! I love the imagery.

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  23. Virgin vividness that warms the blood beneath the white~ BEAUTIFUL dear friend ~ Faithfully Debbie

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  24. We had quite the white Christmas that I could only dream of way back when. Have a wonderful and safe Christmas season. As they say, our hands may be cold, but our hearts are warm - so it's all good. :-)

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  25. My favorite time to venture out when we lived in Northern Michigan (all bundled up) was after an ice storm - truly a magical time. Your words captured it beautifully.

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