The Grip of Winter…

Still seemingly strong

the iron grip of winter

starts to break slowly

drops reveal warmth underneath

new life waiting to break free.

A tree in full bloom

difficult to imagine

just few weeks ago

when snow kept coming down hard

and spring was a distant dream.

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Thanks blogging friends for providing the inspiration for these two tanka poems in your comments yesterday. Have a wonderful “spring time” weekend everyone.