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Haiku - Barren Tree

bare bones silhouette braving storm in solitude - snow laden branches Susan Ashley August 20, 2019 ~ Fourth Place ~ Contest: one haiku Sponsor: Rick Parise ~ Second Place ~ Contest: Tree Themed Haiku Sponsor: Tania Kitchin *Syllables checked on Poetry Soup’s Syllable Counter: 5/7/5*

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Date: 5/7/2020 8:59:00 AM
This is such a perfect subject for a haiku; the uncluttered bare tree in winter. Your imagery is rich and paints a picture of a lone tree standing up to the elements in a storm and bearing the weight of the snowy aftermath. Inspirational to the degree of being that tree in the midst of life's trials, though we may feel alone and unguarded. Well done, Susan!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 5/9/2020 11:51:00 AM
The penetrating beauty of your comments amaze and inspire me, John. I am ever so grateful for your shining friendship and for being the recipient of a most lovely critique. I relish your thoughts as I hold your opinion and poetic talent in such high esteem, my dear friend. Thank you for your endearing kindness. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 9/27/2019 1:26:00 AM
Gorgeous imagery, Susan. Bravo!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/27/2019 8:05:00 PM
Caren, your heartwarming presence is truly appreciated as is your uplifting comments. Thank you for your kindness. Warmest wishes always my friend.. ~Susan
Date: 9/21/2019 9:35:00 PM
This is a true haiku that reflects the style of the Masters that I adore! It is beautiful and deserves to be on the winning list! Congratulations, dear poetess, your body of work sings like a nightingale singing with all its heart! BRAVO. Pandita
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
What a beautiful and heartwarming comment you have gifted to me, dear Pandita. How fortunate I am to be on the receiving end of your gracious and touching words and kind congrats. Your lovely presence here uplifts my soul, my dear friend. Thank you and warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 9/16/2019 8:31:00 AM
Very lovely, Susan-- the essence of a true haiku is to evoke the mystery of nature, and this does--congrats on your win!
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Date: 9/16/2019 10:24:00 PM
I relish you wonderful comments, L. J. Your treasured thoughts and kind congrats bring me much joy and I appreciate your inspiring presence immensely. Warmest wishes always, dear poet.. ~Susan
Date: 9/13/2019 2:51:00 PM
A monochromic haiku which deservedly obtained a very fine win, Susan. You capably transmitted a feeling of loneliness and desolation. ~ warm regards & hugs // paul
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Date: 9/16/2019 10:18:00 PM
I’m so pleased that you felt the mood of my haiku, Paul. Thank you for the joy your gracious visit brings. Your precious comments are always treasured. Warmest wishes and hugs always.. ~Susan
Date: 9/10/2019 4:44:00 PM
Wonderful and well deserved win. Congrats, Susan
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Date: 9/16/2019 10:14:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for the delight of your heartwarming comments and kind congrats. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 9/10/2019 12:07:00 AM
Congratulations and blessings. Awesome poem
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Date: 9/16/2019 10:13:00 PM
Regina, thank you for your kind congrats and lovely comments, both are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 9/9/2019 4:56:00 PM
:o) great stuff sissy... bro bro :o)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/16/2019 10:12:00 PM
Thank you, bro bro, I’m so pleased to know you like my poem. You and our insane sissy are the best! Love and light.. your sane sissy ;)
Date: 9/9/2019 4:17:00 PM
Great Haiku Susan.... Lonna
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Date: 9/16/2019 10:09:00 PM
Thank you, Lonna, for your heartwarming comment. Your kindness is truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 9/9/2019 3:46:00 PM
Congrats on your win with this wonderful imagery, Susan.
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Date: 9/16/2019 10:08:00 PM
Your heartwarming congrats and lovely comments are truly wonderful to receive, Line. Thank you for your kindness. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 9/9/2019 3:38:00 PM
so good to see this gem on the winners list. many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/16/2019 10:07:00 PM
Your heartwarming comments and kind congrats are a joy to receive, Jan. Thank you for gracing my poem with your inspiring presence. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/27/2019 10:44:00 AM
Lol now I just claim no fair! Even the fewest of words come out beautifully! SMH! You and bro bro got it all ya could have left some for me!;) hahaha! Beautiful as always dear sister!;)
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 9/22/2019 3:59:00 AM
Lmao! Ahh you are still so witty my dear sister!;) miss you and click your heels together three times and repeat unicorns take me away!;) they will have you on a sandy beach somewhere!;)
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/3/2019 8:07:00 PM
Ah, my dear sister, your appreciation for my poetry is only outshined by my appreciation for your beautiful and always powerfully soulful poetry. SMH, indeed, grateful for your talent that me and bro bro admire so much, my lovely and crazy sis. Sorry for the late reply, life has been crazy busy and I haven’t been here much. I need a totem vaca! Lol! Unicorns take me away.. lol! Thank you for your wonderful presence here my dear sissy. Love and hugs.. the sane one ;)
Date: 8/26/2019 11:16:00 AM
Can easily picture your haiku. nice one. love phyl
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Susan Ashley
Date: 9/3/2019 7:56:00 PM
Thank you, Phyllis, for you lovely comments, your kindness is truly appreciated. Please accept my apologies for my late. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 8/25/2019 12:36:00 PM
such depth! loved it congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:31:00 PM
Thank you, Lu Loo, both your wonderful comments and kind congrats are appreciated. It' so lovely to see you here :) Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/24/2019 8:53:00 PM
Susan, CONGRATS! This is a lovely haiku. Janice
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:32:00 PM
Thank you, Janice, both your wonderful comments and kind congrats are appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/23/2019 11:17:00 PM
The stark, brave beauty if solitude, so gracefully penned, my sincere congratulations, Susan.
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:33:00 PM
Your lovely comments and kind congrats are wonderful to receive, Michelle. I’m so pleased you thought highly of my poem. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/23/2019 9:36:00 PM
as much as i despise winter, there is much beauty to behold...such as the snow covered branches of tress...you brought this one to life beautifully...congratulations on your won...well deserved! :) hugs
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/25/2019 6:37:00 PM
I happen to be a snow and winter lover - actually, I love all the seasons which is why I love living in New England.. but to me, there is something special and magical about falling or freshly fallen snow. Your comments are beautiful and heartwarming, Sandra, as are your kind congrats. It's always so nice to see you. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/23/2019 7:15:00 AM
Congratulations, Susan on your fine win
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:30:00 PM
Thank you, Subimal, both your wonderful visit and kind congrats are appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/23/2019 5:21:00 AM
My friend, you do haiku exceptionally well. Best of luck in the contest , this one has great imagery in its contrasting elements.. A fav..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/25/2019 6:41:00 PM
My dear friend, your uplifting comments are a joy to receive. Thank you, Robert, for sharing your precious thoughts with me and for honoring my poem with a fav. Your presence is always so appreciated. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
Date: 8/22/2019 11:39:00 PM
Congratulations my friend. Hugs Eve
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/25/2019 6:29:00 PM
Thank you, Eve, both your wonderful visit and kind congrats are appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/22/2019 6:14:00 PM
I think yours had a true haiku quality to it. So glad you did this well. Congrats.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 8/25/2019 6:28:00 PM
Andrea, your return visit is heartwarming as are your lovely words and kind congrats. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/22/2019 3:25:00 PM
Marvelous haiku, Susan!:-) Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:28:00 PM
Thank you, Edward, both your wonderful comments and kind congrats are appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/22/2019 2:35:00 PM
Wonderful imagery, Susan! Congrats on your win! Blessings, Kim
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:27:00 PM
Thank you, Kim, both your wonderful comments and kind congrats are appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/22/2019 2:17:00 PM
Bravo, Susan. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:26:00 PM
Thank you, Line, both your wonderful visit and kind congrats are appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 8/22/2019 1:46:00 PM
This is beautiful Susan! I always marvel how the trees can stay alive through the snows of winter. Congratulations on your win! xxoo
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Date: 8/25/2019 6:24:00 PM
Yes, I agree Connie, I have marveled in the same way, especially when I see what blizzards do to trees in our yard and surrounding area. Nature is amazing in so many ways, and I know we both share a deep respect and love for Her. Your precious comments and kind congrats are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always, my dear friend.. ~Susan
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