Monday, February 20, 2017

Morning duet


We walk, inhaling the cool winter morning.  The last two days teased us with spring-like warmth, curling our toes in anticipation of the first blooming of magnolias.  Nearby, dogs run excitedly towards the dog park.  We amble towards the wooden bridge, careful of the snow-crusted grass.   Over the bridge, we witness a family of ducks, busily combing the grass and shallow waters for food.  Even with bare trees and melting ice-path, nature serenades a peaceful hymn.  


grey dove hums above
tree with red thistle ends-
sun crackles - first note-




Dove from this morning's walk


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22 comments:

  1. Oh how I like this. In spite of ice and all, you have painted us a wonderful haibun of coming spring. Thank you!

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  2. Love the sense of first spring, though I do love the winter at this time of the year too... mostly it's the light I have missed... but it's coming back. Love the crackle of sun.

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    1. This is what we call false spring. We are are still in the winter season, just having a break, or an anomaly in the weather. Thanks ~

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  3. A beautiful journey towards Spring and I love the sounds of 'nature serenades a peaceful hymn' and the sun crackling her first note :o)

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  4. Beautiful...that first note is a hope filled song.

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  5. Sun and birds, but the imagery is crisp and crackling. As you say, winter hasn't quite gone;

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  6. Nature can always bring a sense of life to things, even with crummy snow

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  7. We saw some ducks and geese recently in the park. I wonder where they go when it gets colder later this week. Magnolias blooming would be proof that Spring has arrived.

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  8. yes....it is coming...Spring is coming..

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  9. I walked with you, and sensed Spring in the air! Thank you!

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  10. I think we carry the breath of spring with us, in our memories, and the anticipation is always there, like a bulb inside us. Birdsong teases that bulb to shoot! And I love your picture of the excited dogs and the ducks.

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  11. Love the line about toes. We're pretty excited in Wisconsin too, but know winters snows will come again.

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  12. Someone is looking for hope... for spring

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  13. i enjoyed it all, but that haiku at the end was mesmerizing. great write.

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  14. I like the crackle of the sun, and the sunshine of this poem.

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  15. This is such a beautiful and peaceful haibun, Grace. It sets a mood...a good one. Jane

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  16. Lovely. 'sun crackles - first note' - a delicate, mesmerizing close on a beautiful haibun.

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  17. Aw, what a lovely haibun, love that last line so much...peaceful hymn indeed and your haiku is just stunning. Any ku with a dove in it catches my eye and warms my heart. My late mother's name is Colombe which is French for dove :)

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  18. How lovely. You capture the joy of approaching spring very well.

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  19. we finally have rain here. perhaps too much.... so I wonder what Spring and later, Fall will bring - often, fires 6 month after the rain are fearsome ~

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