Monday, January 7, 2019

January clouds



January clouds are slate gray & maple trees are scrawny against the canvas of setting sun.   Though the winter chill is thick air in this park, there is no wind movement to startle the carpet of dead leaves.  The lake is frozen in ice and the ducks are nowhere in sight.  I cross the small wooden bridge and marveled at the mossy green and twigs caught in lake's stones.     

This time of the year brings new energy and plans for the coming months.   Projects for home improvements, writing and attending courses, are scheduled to keep me busy. Hopefully a career change is in the next horizon.  I focus in far distance, dreamlike trance...but a beep in my fitbit fitness tracker tells me, it's time to move!


i breathe the stillness
of pond, calmness of bare trees- 
night pounces, silent cat





Centennial Park, Mississauga


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday,  hosted by Kim Russell. Thanks for your visit.

24 comments:

  1. I love the colour of your January clouds, Grace, and I really get that January feeling from the scrawny maples and the thick air of winter chill. I’m glad that you have plenty to look forward to this year. The silent night cat was a surprise!

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  2. I really like how you can pull the energy into this... I need a few more weeks to get going on this. Love that cat, it injects energy into the haibun

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  3. January grey becomes so very inspirational for someone who has much warmth in their heart, you create the mood Grace, your vibrant energy is tangible

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  4. I like how your fitbit breaks the lull - good luck with planned changes.

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  5. I love how the cat pounces. It brings a bit of energy to this still piece.

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  6. There's a beautiful painting on the park in that first paragraph. Really lovely. Best of luck with your new projects this year.

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  7. A career transition can sure be interesting. Lots to think about as the new year starts.

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  8. Scheduling to stay busy is a good way to get through the cold months.

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  9. Nice haibun--your enthusiasm is infectious. Kudos for the energy directed toward career change; did that a couple times myself. Small nitpick--doesn't "pounces" have 2 syllables? Smile.

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  10. I like how the night pounces rather than the silent cat at the end of the haiku paralleling the beep in the fitbit.

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  11. Wonderful depiction of a January day. "Silent cat" is a brilliant ending!

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  12. scrawny maple trees - when in season they are so full! A gentle, winter time walk...

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  13. A walk into a year full of surprises...I think January incubates dreams.

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  14. Lovely Grace! Oh, the fresh slate of January - possibilities.

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  15. A pouncing cat is apt for your attitude toward a dreary January. I like scrawny trees.

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  16. I love this Grace and I particularly love the line- there is no wind movement to startle the dead leaves.

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  17. I love that lack of wind movement to startle the dead leaves. Wonderful imagery for January! I think of the pouncing cat as you nudge to move.

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  18. This is beautiful, Grace. I love the image of the cat.

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  19. A beautiful and imagistic medley in your prose, complemented by a vibrant haiku. Lovely, Grace! I felt like I was right there! :)

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  20. that last line is everything, Grace.

    happy new year ~

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  21. I especially love your haiku and the night pouncing and the silent cat.

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  22. Good luck for all that you dream to achieve.

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  23. I like the contrast of stillness and movement in this haibun. And the haiku - it is exquisitely beautiful. :-)

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