Fat flakes of snow
fall on my face, my lens,
disrupt focus –
each icy formation
a gentle kiss.
you crafty old man,
winning me over
with the purity of white,
and cold, wet, caresses.
(Sarah S is hosting in the dVerse pub tonight with the prompt: touch. Photo taken today on our street.)
stops the heart, disrupts breathing
(Photograph taken in Arizona at the Bryce Thompson Arboretum State Park last Spring. Modified with Befunky.com. Submitted here for Manic Mondays 3 way prompt: reverence.)
(Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge is breath & unite.)
A familial gathering – rock balanced upon rock – stands at the Rideau’s edge, one amongst several such groupings, each a masterpiece unto itself, and yet one small, insignificant creation begs attention: a small duck-like figure, turned away from the rest, facing north rather than south, as if it hears a different call. Even its companion, hesitant, looks back towards the family, for reassurance. Body of fossil, head carved by erosion – he ponders other horizons. Even the artist – albeit working with spartan tools – could not bend the will of this little being, could not mold him into conformity. He is childlike innocence and brash determination, and I imagine that as the sun goes down and the tourists disappear, he glides through the water, travels against the current and revels in the freedom.
At the river’s edge
figures rise, stoic families
(Written for dVerse pub, and for Ragtag Communities prompt: spartan. The balanced rock sculptures are the work of John Felice Ceprano and can be found at the Remic Rapids in Ottawa, Ontario.)
(Inspired by Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: charge (accusation) & reason (justification) and Daily Addictions: improvise. Image from my personal collection.)
inspires awe –
and iridescent curves
that buzz with
The vibrancy of wings –
intricate detailing –
on unseen hands.
(Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is: small is beautiful)
Elegantly attired, he arrives,
focused on an afternoon feast –
garter snakes hiding in bushes –
hadn’t counted on human presence,
interrogates me with hawkish eyes,
just long enough to be immortalized.
(Written for dVerse, hosted by Lilian, who challenges us to create an alphabetical sestet. To find out more or join in, click here. Photo credit: V.J. Knutson)
roads kick up
Eight hours –
Adjust speed for weather
at five –
Weary commuters –
a rush-hour pain –
(Inspired by today’s road trip and written for dVerse’s quadrille: quick, and Ragtag Community’s: grace)
(Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: change & rebel. Image from personal collection.)