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.
10 thoughts on “The Grip of Winter…”
Beautiful words and images. After getting 2 feet of snow yesterday, I’m so ready for spring!
Thanks! I always follow the snow storms as we used to live in the North East for 17 years and still have friends and family there…it’s been a long winter this year. But inevitably the spring will soon arrive 🙂
The sooner the better please! Winter has strong teeth this year in Milwaukee. A very hopeful post!
Thanks. I hope you’ll see the signs of spring soon!
Truly charming ~beautiful visuals!
Thanks a lot!
Beautiful Tanka and excellent images.