Thaw

In addition to the daily 365 photo project, I’ve asked C this week to give me mini art assignments to complete everyday – small, discrete, achievable creative tasks to help get the juices flowing after this long winter of dormancy.

Today’s challenge was to write two poems. The first one I will share with you here, because it goes nicely with the photos I took in the park this morning:

Is this spring?

Dishevelled and sodden,

winter’s regal cloak of snow

giving way to a thousand forgotten shades

of thawing earth.

Where there was a path, now

a creek courses with its own logic

cutting and carving a new way,

and pooling on the ground

too frozen to accept it.

First there will be mud.

Before anything can grow

you must be dissolved,

saturated and slick

with mineral tears.

 

And the second poem? It’s just a little haiku…

 

Writing a poem

Chosen words are like footsteps

Over frozen ground

 

Hope you’re having a good week, friends.

Peace,

Anna

 

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8 Responses

  1. Well done my friend. ❤

  2. Simply beautiful……..thank you for sharing! xo

  3. i like it a lot

  4. That last photo breaks my heart with lovely. : )

  5. This is breathtaking Anna. Thank you so much for plugging my heart straight into Canada and into yours. Lots of love.

  6. loverly poem, anna! makes me sigh with winter’s beautiful discontent. we are underwater in montreal–it’s NUTS!!

  7. Wow Anna, good work and your tree photos are beautiful.

  8. Oh Anna. This is wonderful. This part in particular:

    “First there will be mud.

    Before anything can grow

    you must be dissolved,

    saturated and slick

    with mineral tears.”

    It’s kind of killing me right now, and I needed to read it. Thank you so much for sharing. (And YAY! C. sounds fantastic–what a lovely thing to have someone who will give you such assignments. That’s real support, in my mind.)

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