Thursday, December 20, 2007

Snow and Salt, Warm and Toasty

For my blog today
Haiku will tell a story
Leave comments below


Snow blows once again
There is no more sand to sea
Drift and fly around

Crank the thermostat
Mother f’ing frigid cold
Where are my wool socks?

Brave to step outside
Have to walk to Post Office
Pull hat and scarf tight

Wind off the water
Inhale the thick salty air
Exhale looks like fog

Flakes land on my tongue
The neighborhood starts quiet
Kids come out to play

Building snow people
Use rocks for silly faces
Finish it with smiles

Packages are mailed
One last icy shot of cold
Take a deep breath. Go!

Leave boots by the door
Slushy snow melts on the rug
Make a cup of tea

Eighty five degrees
In my imagination
Southwest sings my name



HollywoodFix said...

Oooh. Very well written I like the exhale fog bit. I could see it. Live in Arizona. It is like, 58 degrees outside, and sunny. A little chilly, but you only need a light jacket.

Snow es muy gross.

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

My sis in in Tucson, AZ, she's been trying to get me there for 13 years. Even though the temps are wonderful & the people are SO COOL I really need an ocean much closer by than that. I always wanted to live in SoCal & fell in love with SD in '98 when I was there on a biz conference. I have not stopped talking about it since. If Matt didn't just get this job in Boston we were moving there *cries hysterically*.

HollywoodFix said...

Aw, I am sorry. I love California, but not the freeways. The eff my day up!

ginger said...

i like your page much
thank you for the kind comment
you honor me well

okay, i tried to play the game...that's my first ever haiku.

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Excellent job on your first Haiku! I love your prose style though, sometimes it would be cool to be able to write like that but it just ends up sounding silly so I stick to Haiku.

I write so many
Syllables just seem to flow
In five, seven, five said...

That was very well written. I'm not good with Haiku's. But, I love to read them.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Great work, as always.

Big hugs to you and Matthew.

See you on Sunday.

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Fantastic! Every now and then there is a haiku thread on Etsy and everyone talks in haiku form. You'd be perfect :) My favorite Tee shirt says:

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense

It's from Threadless :)

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

That is a great haiku! Looking up that shop now & will keep an eye out for the threads :)

@ByHandGiveaways said...

Awsome idea! So cool and fun! I think I am even coldere now after reading your post! =D Im glad you got your packages out though despite the weather yay! said...

Whatcha doing? I haven't seen you today.