Sunday, August 20, 2006

Poetic Brush Strokes
By Don Iannone

1
morning snowfall
...mind drifts
......peace falls

2
white birches
...snow-covered limbs
......inspiration takes root

3
rustling leaves
...barren tree branches
…...skies gray in winter

13 comments:

Dan said...

Nice ones!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dan, Re-work from some time ago.

Mike said...

I especially like #3 - much closer to the haiku ideal, with direct references to nature; no metaphysics, no interpretation, no overt spirituality.

It also has this hint of confusedness because of the reference to both rustling leaves and barren branches (and winter, which tends to point toward barrenness being the actual state of affairs).

dumbdodi said...

Don no matter how hard your poetry tries to glorify winter, I am still gonna dread it. Having said that you did warm me up a bit for the upcoming winter.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Mike, Dumbdodi...

Mike...it's a progression from rustling leaves to barren branches to inspiration.

Dumbdodi...we have to get ready here. Things start to chill in Sept-Oct.

Stacey said...

I know many would find it hard to believe, but I miss those winter moments.

Don Iannone said...

Stacey...thanks. I understand.

Gangadhar said...

oh..dat's a great depiction of winter..
liked the way u presented it...And i love winter verymuch..at least in india...

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Gangadhar. Enjoy.

Kathleen said...

Lovely Don! ahhh yes.... winter can be very peaceful.... thanks for the reminder...

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kathleen...yes winter, but a season, needs no reason, a state of mind, reflecting us.

dumbdodi said...

Don, it would be my second winter in UK. This time it would be worse as I have moved up north to Manchester, last year I was near London.

Don Iannone said...

Dumbdodi...enjoy your upcoming winter. May it inspire "cool" thoughts.

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