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Raindrop Butterflies

The snow slowly morphs into rain, a thousand cold cocoons that release raindrop butterflies into the frosty air. They glisten in the morning light, clinging to soft leather like tiny diamonds as he drapes his jacket across my shoulders.

The jacket smells like him: fresh soap and spicy aftershave--and that spearmint gum he always keeps on hand. It's way too big on me, but he zips it up anyway, pulling the hood over my head to shield me from the rain.

dripping icicles bleed beads of liquid light-- fingers intertwine
He's soaked, but he doesn't seem to care as water slides down his rosy cheeks, dripping from his frozen nose. He brings my hand to his lips and whispers, "Happy New Year." Even his lips are cold, but I lend him my warmth. As we stand there together in the soft tranquility of winter rain, I realize I'm happy. I want to stay here forever, in this life-sized snow globe of frigid weather and smooth, warm leather. For Giorgio's "Leather Jacket" contest

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Beautifully written romantic sentiments. The images were bright to the minds eye and ended up settling in the heart. Allan

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 3:02:00 AM
    Love it,,,did you win ;}

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:08:00 AM
    tremendously awesome........... congrats!!! SKAT

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 5:39:00 AM
    Beautiful, romantic poem. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Heather congratulations on your wonderful poem. A well deserved win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 2:13:00 PM
    I so enjoyed the scene! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:25:00 PM
    Delightful and beautifully written. Such magnificent beauty in your words bringing images to life. The rain and butterflies are the icing on the cake :)

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 10:23:00 PM
    What a lovely write, cutie!!! You are haibun queen. The title did it for me. Raindrops and butterflies. Two if my favorite things.

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 5:35:00 AM
    Excellent!!! Terry (good luck in the contest!)

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 7:14:00 PM
    Great write.

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 10:14:00 AM
    This is a winner....and going to my faves. Id like to write one for this contest but I am physically and mentally exhausted right now...and now I have to run again...bye,bye

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 8:33:00 PM
    You've got some really great thoughts and pictures here, Heather! In the moment! I hope this one does well for you. ~As regarding the book, yes, I am working on it; but you just don't read a book like that in a second: that won't even be time enough to look at the pictures! :) I am about halfway done, but I don't have much time to work on it and it takes so much research, I imagine it will be years before it is completed. You are such an awesome fan! If I ever get it published you get one free.

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 2:44:00 PM
    Outstanding. This is your best piece yet. I highly enjoyed this format.

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 2:06:00 PM
    P.s this one goes to my favorites!

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 2:05:00 PM
    This is spectacular, you really draw your reader into your story withh all of the senses.

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 1:11:00 PM
    i love the way your words just so effortlessly flow in every single line of this warm and tender like a vivid scene on a large canvas. Lovely work!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 1:33:00 AM
    wowowowow. You really did a LOT with these theme. I sure hope I can do something that even comes close to THIS GEM. If it is not at the top of the list, I will be mad!!

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 11:09:00 PM
    Excellent, I have enjoyed it. thanks for sharing. your imaginative caliber is vividly seen. thanks again.

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 7:33:00 PM
    what a sparkling gem, I didn't want it to end! the imagery in the first three lines is out of this world, it leads nicely to the haiku and that stunning middle line "bleed beads of liquid light", great alliteration and internal rhyme, and I love how you bring in the contrast of the cold, frigid weather and the soft warmth of the leather at the end; excellent entry for the contest :)