Thursday, December 06, 2007

Poetry Thursday - The Winter Landscape

sun-dazzled blue sky
stubbled hills softened by snow
a bright new landscape

~ Aisling, December 6, 2007

Shifting patterns of cloud keep changing the mood of this day. When the clouds cross the sun, the day is shadowed and one believes easily that more snow is on the way. When the wind moves the clouds away from the sun's bright face, the sky is vibrantly blue and the light glints off the snow that blankets the ground. I see evidence of the slow-turning of the year, as the stalks that supported last summer's wildflowers and the autumn's bountiful seedheads rise, pale and brown, above the snow. I wrote this haiku in one of the sunlit moments of the early afternoon. The photos I've included show both the shadows and the light of early December in these northern hills.

photos by Aisling, December 6, 2007


Nan - said...

Beautiful words and pictures. Is that road in the foreground? Would this be a view as you are driving along? Gorgeous, as it must be when it is summer.

Aisling said...

Nan, I was driving home as I took these photos. The second one is just before I get to my driveway. I rolled down the passenger side window and snapped the photo through the opening. It is a lovely view in all seasons. :)

Thank you for coming by!


Lizzie said...

What a lovely haiku, and the picture is quite ethereal in its wintery beauty.

Aisling said...

Thank you Lizzie. What a thoughtful comment! :)