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Surreal Nature

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Surreal Nature

Spring is an embryo in the womb of winter.  Incubating under the                                                           meringue like tips of wind tossed snow.  What began with flower
and bee is now sown.

under the snow
after the cold winds—
warm earth

It seems improbable as the cold white mounds grow higher
and deeper, that they might ever be gone, like the season
in which they live.

snow banks melting
the plowman’s winter labor—
puddles on the road

Slowly, the messy mating of late winter and early spring
muddy the road through the orchard while crocus, daffodil,
and fiddleheads peek through the soil, birthed from winter’s womb.


long shadows shorten
the  warmer sun lingers--
seedlings sprout

Soon the womb will be ripe again, but for now, the children
of spring play.


Feb. 10, 2013

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 3:59:00 PM
    !!! Congrats on your great win..((())),,,/Sara

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:59:00 AM
    Wow, really amazing imagery in this one! I especially love your second haiku. That pretty much sums up my neighbourhood right now! Congrats :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 7:20:00 AM
    This is a lovely spring write with great imagery and wonderful vocabs. Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:54:00 PM
    A beautiful gem Craig! Spring is quite near and your wonderful poem brings it even closer... Congratulations on your very fine win. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 5:45:00 PM
    Oh wow! You gave all of nature such human qualities.....only more perfect that we as humans, could ever be...just beautiful is this poem of spring!! What a rainy day brightener this is!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 4:21:00 PM
    I just knew this would be a winner. CONGRATS to you.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:16:00 PM
    So many wonderful poems in this contest. Nicely written Craig. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Well done !! Spring and the earth's womb... Congrats on your win and really nice haiku in this !! Enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 7:06:00 AM
    Wonderful how you have drawn parallels between spring and the originating new life. Congrats Craig!

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Craig, ;-) Congratulations with your nice winning poem in Debbie's "Spring haibun" contest... xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 7:06:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. [soup mail] Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Congratulations Craig :-)

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 9:59:00 AM
    superb write my friend Craig...very creative. I like it. Congratulations on your win. Cheers!! (^_^) Love, maria

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 8:24:00 PM
    An excellent write, Craig! I enjoyed the vivid imagery you used throughout the poem. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 10:08:00 AM
    This is a marvelous write my dear friend, Craig! I love it and the form! thank you so much for sharing and my biggest congratulations on your fantastic win! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:57:00 AM
    Hi congratulations Craig, this is a lovely write and well deserving of a winning spot...I am hoping for more time next week for more reading and commenting xx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 9:26:00 PM
    Congratulations Craig....:-)

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:40:00 PM
    CRAIG, your poem is amazing, love your thoughts on the topic "SEEDS" for this contest... goodnight~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:16:00 PM
    congrats' SandyIvy

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 10:11:00 AM
    haiku #1 nice to see the gramtical connection with 2 phrases! YES you can do this ;)..yet line 3 is cause and effect..thing of something else which you haven't already referred to in lines 1 &2, #2 what is the subject? what is shrinking? #3 line 3 makes no sense, remember stay OBJECTIVE only TELL what you actually precieve through your senses, the object of a haiku is to make folks FEEL what you felt..not think what you thought..I hope that helps let me know when to re check L & L

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    Date: 2/12/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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