Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cold








It's so cold outside. My fingers are tingling even with woolen gloves on. In spite of this I want to be here, walking. My dog rushes ahead of me sniffing at every track in the snow. Hoping for prey. What would she do if she caught something, I wonder. The trees are talking to me, groaning and snapping even though there is little wind. Perhaps it's from the frost. The snow is soft and billows up around my feet like a heavy mist. The dog pushes her nose through a drift for the thrill of it. I hold my camera steady and take a picture as the dog waits for me on the next hill.


It's a long way home
The snow covers our tracks now
The dog watches me







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I've chosen the cold without the memories, but the haibun in itself is a memory
so perhaps that will count :-)


9 comments:

  1. Whistles!!❤️๐Ÿ’This is such a beautifully poignant write, Linda. I love the tenderness of your haibun with its hint of wistfulness and quiet contemplation especially these lines; "The trees are talking to me, groaning and snapping even though there is little wind. Perhaps it's from the frost. The snow is soft and billows up around my feet like a heavy mist." Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️๐Ÿ’


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. i love the tree talking, an amazing image...beautiful moments of winter...

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  3. Some of my best winter memories involve my dogs. My dearly departed Faye would love to run in snow. And my current corgi, Kit, loves rolling around in giant piles of snow.

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  4. I love that the dog and speaker are watching each other. I wonder what's going through the dog's mind, and what they trees are saying... :-)

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  5. It is always a treat to to see dogs reation to fresh fallen snow as they seem to think it is a treat provided just for them to play in. What a great recollection Ellecee.

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  6. Aha! Your neighbourhood looks like mine, Ellecee. And joys of pet owners plunging in the snow following the lead. :-) Delightful, your haibun evokes lovely memories as we don't have pets at this point!

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  7. Perhaps you have created new memories? i love the sense of wonderment - of sharing in the excitement of the snow with your (beautiful) dog.. it is cold and sharp but there is also a sense of connecting with the world when we brave the cold - which is magic

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  8. It is nice to be in the open despite the cold! A reassurance to safety is having the dog together as company. Wonderful thoughts Ellecee!

    Hank

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