Saturday, December 22, 2012

Snowdrops and Sleigh Bells




snowdrops splashing
like citrus squeezed
onto feathered ice


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snowdrops
dripping from the tongue
of the moon


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sleigh bells
and a hush of snow
almost silent night


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sleigh bells jingling
even the snowman
smiles and waves


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the sky flinging snow today
just to hear
children laughing again



Copyright 2012 Jennifer Wagner

49 comments:

  1. Great seasonal haiku. And Merry Christmas to you.

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    1. Thanks Anthony...hope you enjoy your Christmas as well.

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  2. Lovely x I enjoyed reading these, especially the first x

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    1. Thank you, I really enjoyed your 'snow' haiku set as well. Merry Christmas :)

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  3. Love the final one especially. Very poignant.

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  4. snow drops from the tongue of the moon...that is awesome...magical...i am hoping for some snow...to laugh and play myself..cool haiku

    merry christmas in case i dont see you before...

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    1. Hope you get some! A very merry one to you as well :-)

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  5. Lovely set of haiku but I like the snowdrops, the first two best ~ Exquisite images of citrus and tongue of the moon ~

    Merry Christmas to you and your family ~

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    1. Thank you...and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours :-)

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  6. love this story you weave for a wintry, holiday night

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  7. Ah........... you have taken me on a lovely walk in the new fallen snow! I especially enjoyed the silence and the 'snowdrops dripping from the tongue of the moon.' Merry Christmas!

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  8. Totally delightful...can picture children's fun in the snow...and the snowman waving. Very light-hearted.

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    1. Thanks Bodhirose...I love watching children play in the snow--it's such a magical time.

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  9. Ooooo the third one down is my favorite. Gorgeous set.

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    1. I think maybe it is the best 'true form' haiku of the set. I am amazed at your writing Lolly, you nail it with your haiku. And I think your 'little red boots' for the prompt is uniquely brilliant.

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    2. You know haiku! You're just as good as me.

      PS. Thank you for the nomination and I congratulate you on yours as well.

      Very sweet! I am honored and humbled.

      : )

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  10. enjoyed each one....this prompt does lend itself to multiple directions, thoughts, and memories......

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    1. The field is definitely wide open with this one...thank you!

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  11. Lovely set. I like the third one best. Seasons greetings :)

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    1. Thanks! Glad you visited. A happy holiday to you :)

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  12. I find the snowdrops dripping from the tongue of the moon enchanting!

    One Flake

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  13. Jennifer, the first is my favorite.

    May the Spirit of Christmas infuse every particle of your life. Enjoy!!
    Cold Crow

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    1. becca- thank you, may you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas as well!

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  14. Jennifer, i just love these all!you create truly poetic haiku reflecting winter magic and sparkling with the aura of winter holidays' delight. my favorite has to be 'snowdrops dripping from the tongue of the moon'.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

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    1. yelena- so glad to see you here! I hope you are doing well, healing up and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for your lovely words...a very merry and blessed Christmas to you as well :)

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  15. Mmm, you really packed each of these into snowballs of imagery, taste, and sounds :)

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    1. 'snowballs'- i love it! Thank you very much. Merry Christmas wordcoaster :)

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  16. "a hush of snow" - my very favorite line. perfect!

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  17. Beautiful! My fave is 'hush of snow' and 'children laughing again.' But I love them all.

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  18. Visiting this morning, I saw your news link of the women Afgan poets. Sobering reading on this Christmas Eve day. I am very glad I met them.

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    1. It is an incredibly moving article isn't it? Thanks for visiting Annie.

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  19. Nice Haiku for the Holiday Season - great imagery.

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  20. Jennifer. Your talent is such a gift. thank-you for sharing and blessing others with it!
    I have nominated you for the Inspirational Blogger Award.

    Thank-you and Merry Christmas!

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    1. Wow, Janet! YOU inspire me. I'm not entirely familiar with what this award is but I am so honored and humbled...and surprised! This made my heart smile today! I hope you and your family are enjoying your Christmas holiday to the fullest. :-)

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  21. How uplifting and beautiful. This warmed my heart. Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Keith...I am really glad you enjoyed it. Hope your Christmas has been merry and bright. :)

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  22. Ahhh, these are blissful. The tongue of the moon is ACE! And snowing just to hear the children laughing again -- love that line too.

    You've put me in a mood to write poems today, thanks!!

    xo

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    1. Yay! I'll be checking to see what you come up with. Thanks Jannie--hope you have been enjoying your holiday season! :-)

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  23. Lovely haiku! The last one is my favorite. Happy New Year :)

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    1. Loredana-thank you! Happy New Year to you as well!

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