Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Haiku: A Winter's Day

Not much different
than a day of beach playing.
Sandballs hurt more tho'.

Conquering Tobogganer
Following my steps
in sand or snow, he traces
my experience.

Hauling toboggans
up steep inclines takes minutes.
Thrilling seconds down.

[A winter's day for the poets at One Single Impression.]


Maddy said...

Quite delightful, all round.
Best wishes

Claremont First Ward said...

Love this haiku, and the snow picture. I hadn't thought how playing in the snow is much like playing at the beach.......:)

D... said...

What bliss!

And, yes, snowballs do hurt!

Anonymous said...

The first haiku is my favorite. . . lots of humor, your strength.

Raven said...

These are all delightful, but I think the last one is my favorite. Well done. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely. I like the image of your son following in your footsteps. God bless.

Gina said...

Love that middle verse, especially.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Beth P. said...

dear patois--
these are delightful!
ouch on the sandballs!
loved the tracing your experience...great lines!

Thanks so much for the feeling of carefree!

By the way, when you leave a coveted comment(!)on the Virtual Tea House, please check that your URL is correct, as I'm never able to link back through it. I suspect double http or something, not sure!

Thanks again and sweet holiday to you and your family!

qualcosa di bello said...

lovely joys on a snowy day...i miss this weather except when i drive!

Anonymous said...

Love it. It truly made me smile...

all in a days work

Jim said...

Hi Patois, the last is the most carefree and wanna be there.
I've never thrown a sandball, have your? If you say yes, I will try it with the grandkids or Mrs. Jim.

I have been slacking lately on the blog stuff, other items are taking most of my time.
I finally did put a what I call 'ditty poem' on for what it's worth.

Finally, I am sorry about Corrie. And for you guys.
I hope she is feeling better by now. That halo is adding insult to her injury. Adi endured hers but sure was glad to get it off for an 'outside' item. She could pick up the smells with it on.
We had to trim it because she had one Corrie's size and Adi is a small beagle.
We moved Adi's bed next to ours when she was alone and worried. It has been there ever since. :-)
Are you old enough for a 'senior discount' from the vet? We get a break there now, the animal hospital too.

Quiet Paths said...

I really enjoyed all of these; tracing the footprints was precious. Snow is awesome.


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