My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

August 28, 2010 “snow kisses”

“snow kisses”

snow falls from the grey
blankets the misty mountain
in its frosty cloak

ice-cold hands reaching
across grey water spanning
to escape winter’s chilling

snowflake and river
meld silently when they meet
like lovers’ first kiss

breath hangs as a cloud
between two smiling faces
snowflake and river

©tlh   8/28/2010

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(Photo by Tracy H)


19 responses

  1. Tracy this is divine!

    August 28, 2010 at 4:33 am

  2. Gret poem.
    I like how you did this as a seriesof haiku’s.
    Was that intentional?

    August 28, 2010 at 6:05 am

    • Thanks, My Friend…and yes, the Haiku series was my intention.

      August 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm

  3. very beautiful and loved it as little haiku’s. i think you’re secretly trying to tell winter to come sooner though, and as I live in AK i don’t want to see that happen! take care and great writes! thanks!

    August 28, 2010 at 11:01 am

    • Not in a hurry for winter…But, I saw a winter scene on the TV and got the idea…the photo was taken this past winter just down from my house. Thanks for the kind comments 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm

  4. Ice-cold hands reaching..and loved the last stanza..says so much to me actually!! Very good writing Tracy x

    August 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    • Thanks, Red, I’m very glad you like the poem,and thanks for the kind words. 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm

  5. I love breath hands as a cloud … many lovely metaphors … nice work, Tracy.

    Simple and elegant.

    August 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    • Jamie, elegant means a lot to Haiku…and You, My Dear, are Elegant 😉

      August 29, 2010 at 12:16 am

  6. Love the images in poem.

    August 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    • Thanks for reading and commenting, My Friend.

      August 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

  7. I’m with Jamie. This is so beautiful and elegant, haiku reaching toward haiku until they kiss. I’m glad you posted this in August, though, and not January. I’m not sure I could have felt its elegance through my frozen toes then. 😉

    August 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

    • Thank you, Patti…maybe it’ll be a mild winter 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:16 pm

  8. The format is really cool. You have created beautiful images here.

    August 29, 2010 at 9:47 am

    • Thanks, and thanks for visiting my little world 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:17 pm

  9. How blissfully romantic is THAT!!!
    Went into a dream of my own.. 🙂 (blush)

    August 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    • Thank you, Kavita…I’m very glad to help in the dream department…Dream On 🙂

      August 29, 2010 at 9:19 pm

  10. lifeinarecipe

    Reading this poem gave me chills and it had nothing to do with being cold but everything to do with the talented way you use the words. I am hooked on your Haiku! 😉

    September 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm

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