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at first just the few
they swirl – separate each one
flakes of driven snow

melt before they touch
as though the ground is still warm
as though in combat

high barren branches look down
on fallen offspring turned brown
the yield reluctant

stark that twiggy waste
a world of gray sky exposed
poor earth like a tomb

i can’t but wonder
exactly where it began
winter’s sickly frown?

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  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:44:00 AM
    It made me think... Well done!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 6:52:00 PM
    thanks for all your sweet comments today!!

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Enjoyed this thoughtful piece Daver, Hope things are good for you, Joe.

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 7:40:00 AM
    Daver, soup mail soon..Sara

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 8:29:00 PM
    just stopping by to say HEY!

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 4:19:00 AM
    Wonderful imagery, beautiful writing a song of the temporal over the eternal. Thank you !

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Daver, love the mediation wish this cold air would up and vanish in to summer. a picture you paint so well. ~Luv*SKAT

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 5:05:00 PM
    love it! You should enter it in one of 's contests. I think you'd have a great chance of winning... I 've read some of your other poems as well and they're all great. You're a phenomenal poet, and any poem you enter would be great. If not, I wish you the best with your poetry career, even though I think that would be a terrible decision. Anyway, great poem and keep up the great work!

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work about the snow..I know that living where there is a lot of snow must be very different than living here in the south where we only get an occasional snow..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 1:31:00 PM
    I think it begins right after Xmas when there is nothing more to even look forward to any more. Just the cold and the snow. I really like these, Daver. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 1:06:00 PM
    This is a spectacular group of Haiku my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful and enlightening poem this afternoon! What a display of wonderful winter scenery and all that is seen from the cold landscape! I thought your fourth Haiku was your best one, I loved that one in particular! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 12:56:00 PM
    I like your poem, Daver. - We had lots of snow before Christmas - but .... it rained away to Christmas. xoxo / / Anne-Lise :)