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Past reflections and New Beginnings

her brimming eyes.. shreds of a happy picture in the icy lake Each gust of the bone chilling wind, blows in fresh despair. Though seemingly brutal has a new lesson albeit a bit harsh, to teach, a new message to deliver. The lonely lady in a dark trench coat with frozen tears in her sea green eyes, casts her eyes on the bare fanged limbs of skeletal trees around. Through all the bleakness she feels a glimmer of hope shine as a silver lining in this cycle of nature. Pondering over the human tendency to scratch up old wounds to keep them afresh and hold those daggers of the aching past, locking and unlocking them in the recesses of heart, to keep renewing the hurt. The flora around has shed the burdens of yester years, eagerly awaiting the blooms of a fresh spring. Clearly, it is the time to let go. To look forward to the bright horizons of the morrow, to cherish the first sprout of life rejuvenated. Let Go. Hope. one last look.. the frigid waters ripple her past reflections Haibun Yesha Shah

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  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:21:00 AM
    Hey,write a poem for Susan Burch's contest and post this haibun at IN haiku.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 2:49:00 PM
    Great descriptive winning work...Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:48:00 AM
    Yesha, Congratulations on your winning "mixed up poem." Have yourself a nice day~ :-) xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Wow, this is wonderful! The descriptions are beautiful and heart-wrenching. Congrats!

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 10:11:00 AM
    This touched my heart in several ways...a wonderful entry, a wonderful win. Congrats !!

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:53:00 AM
    Big congrats Yesha luv this is terrific you do such good work xx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Look at this great win, emotional, evocative, full of both the chill of nature and the ache of a broken heart! Congrad's and I hope you do another for Spring! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 10:05:00 AM
    WOW! Absolutely stunning write you have penned here. Very engaging. I love the last sentences the most- sprout of life being rejuvinated, letting go, hope... this is just a breath taking piece :)

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:26:00 PM
    lovely poem Yesha.. love the format and the shape, and the story...

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 10:41:00 AM
    I had to shout those words (After reading Debbie's comment) like Archimedes!!This is excellent job by you Yesha!I really enjoyed your Haibun.Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 10:39:00 AM

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 9:44:00 AM
    ;) :) Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 6:15:00 AM
    Okies my dear friend now you have cause and effect in the first must move past that for there is no surprise in 'ahHA!' or eureka! Yesha you have already given us the [floating away] in the other 2 can draw us more into the scene by adding more with that line 1 instead of have time think. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 11:41:00 PM
    Yesha, one of the best I've seen in this contest. I really like the haiku parts too. You did superbly.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:03:00 PM
    Yesha, extremely the lightest poem I've read today...I like the way the feeling and image just came to me. A nice image to follow while waiting the perfect horizon... i also enjoyed the 3 line ku's you added on top and bottom. excellent...xox~PD

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 1:12:00 PM
    wooow .... so beautiful, but also so sad..... it is the journey of life ..... - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Soup mail my dear friend...thanks for the entry! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 8:24:00 AM
    Wow Yesha this is emotional ,dramatic and inspired all at the same time. Going to my fav. Your friend in poetry Anne. soup mail