Sunday, November 23, 2014

Snowstorm

Brace yourself... winter's coming....



Three Haiku

brittle land yields as
onslaught descends wrath upon
capacious spaces

those left living brace
b'neath squall’s relentless torment
Retreat, Surrender

dreary sky deceives
tomorrow, rime world rebirths
under sundrenched blue


- Theresa Milstein




36 comments:

  1. And there are those who know exactly what that feels like after the storms in the Buffalo area. Always a blue sky coming though.

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    1. Alex, the snow in Buffalo is unreal. Scary when it's taller than you!

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  2. I love those blue skies after the snowstorm!

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  3. You have captured the feeling that this painting elicits from me. Well done.

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  4. wonderful imagery, Theresa. Living in Australia, I can't even imagine the type of weather you've been experiencing over there. Seeing on tv is not the same thing.

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  5. Ah, winter has arrived, I take it...

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    1. Liz, winter hasn't arrived yet by me. It was freezing enough for it last week, but then it was in the 60s and sunny yesterday and now it's in the 60s and rainy today. Magpie seems to be bringing the season early!

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    1. Thank you, Michael. The first stanza is my favorite too. Maybe I should've left it at that!

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  7. Hi Theresa .. I remember snow as a teenager worse than Buffalo and it lasted for over 2 months ... dreadful. Glad it's thawing your end of the world. The image is amazing isn't it ... and you've described those days of unrelenting cold, with a glimmer of hope to be wiped out come the morn ...

    Love the imagery you've created ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Wow, Hilary, where were you that you had snow over 6 feet?! Thanks for your comment. It's making my morning!

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  8. I picked up an undercurrent of retreat and surrender with this image too ...must delve deeeper into ths chap

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  9. There aren't enough braces (blankets, hats, mittens, etc...) to help with the snow that's heading our way. #grumbles 'Tis the season, though. I won't complain until February, then I'll let it fly. (I like 'sundrenched blue.')

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    1. Sheri, I feel the same way. Are you getting this warm spell since yesterday? I'll enjoy it while it lasts! I'm glad to hear you like that phrase.

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  10. I'm one of those weirdos who absolutely loves winter :)

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    1. Ha! I won't call you weirdo, Optimistic Existentialist. As I told you on your blog, I like watching the snow from inside the house.

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  11. Yes, always looking for that rebirth of the sundrenched blue...

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    1. Berowne, I certainly was longing for that sundrenched blue on this rainy day today!

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  12. That is a super cool painting and your haikus definitely do it justice.

    Stay warm, Theresa!

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  13. It is, and that's it's not- and now it is again- (real life in my world) I enjoyed the gentle ease into winter with your Haiku poetry!

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    1. Karen, I hope winter isn't too brutal for you.

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  14. Sounds fierce. Some of this imagery fits our hurricanes.

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  15. Beautiful. We're watching a storm out the window right now, but in relation to winter...

    It's been so long since I've actually seen a snowstorm. I'm hoping we'll witness one while visiting family out west, but who knows. There's nothing quite so magical as snow.

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  16. That's gorgeous -- both the painting and the haiku series! Happy winter! I hope it's not as wrathful as it could be!

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  17. Love the painting, Theresa. Is it yours? You are a woman of many talents. Pithy haikus for sure. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Victoria, it's not mine. Magpie Tales link always has a visual prompt to inspire a piece of writing.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  18. Haiku is so lovely. Thanks for posting yours.

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  19. I almost thought your Three Haiku were written before the painting was painted. Powerful, my friend. I'm always in awe of your poetry no matter what type. xoxoxo

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  20. What a beautiful painting! The three haikus (or is it haiku?) were powerful and made me think! Great job! :)
    ~Jess

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