Day of Deep Sighs

After your harsh words
my tears welcome this still night–
cold silent snowfall

About T A Hillin-Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
This entry was posted in Haiku, Photo, Poetry, Reflections and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to Day of Deep Sighs

  1. Julie says:

    Hi, Yousei. I’m sorry to be so slow to come over and say hello. Life has me running in ten different directions, but that’s no excuse. It’s great to see you and read your poem. It is both lovely and sad at the same time. There are many stories in those three lines.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thanks for taking the time to visit. I understand that ten directions concept. Feels the same way here, but I’m not looking or listening anymore. I’ve dug my heels in and refuse to do anything but write, at least once a week. Many stories . . . yes, and some will eek out in the days and weeks to come. Best to you, my friend.

  2. lesliepaints says:

    There is mystery captured in that photo and perhaps a promise of a better day.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I love winter scenes, in part, because they tend toward monochromatic. Think I’ll take my camera out and capture some new stuff. Thanks for stopping in and giving me a verbal hug. 😀

  3. Lovely! I hope that there is a happier thaw soon…

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Joseph Harker
      There has been sunshine all day today, despite a harsh drop in temperature (from near 30 to low single digits). Still, writing and the encouragement that it seeded has surprised me with a burst of hyacinth. Thank you for your comment. Ah! I cannot wait to do more. 😀

  4. Hiruta says:

    Here in Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan, spring has been approaching us and part of snow has gradually melted away these days.

    After its long absence
    spring light returns to the sky ―
    merriment resounds all over

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Hiruta San
      Thank you for your visit and the sparkling haiku. I wish spring were closer here. As much as I love the snow, the need to be outdoors in warm sunshine is growing. Spring won’t arrive here until March. We’ve had snow on the ground as late as April, though it doesn’t stay long. Thank you again for the lovely New Year’s Haiku Festival. I enjoyed it very much.

  5. brian miller says:

    nice…this i understand…

  6. slpmartin says:

    Amazing how hard words can bring winter winds…enjoyed this.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Today was one of those days in which I longed to capture the pure agony of it. I couldn’t do it, but the weather did. The snowfall was my favorite kind–huge drifting flakes, gentle winds making them dance, and cold enough to keep me inside looking out. Thank you for sharing this with me.

If you leave tracks, I'll find you.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.