Open Link Night

A haiku based on Lillian’s prompt of Tuesday to turn words into verbs.  Join us at Open Link Night (no prompt, submit one poem of your choice).  Neve (nay-vay) is a wonderful word.  It means a field of granular snow accumulated on high mountains. It is also known as old snow.   OpenLinkNight #188

Closeup of snowfield winter background

winter indigoes
night skies – sequined with stars the
skies become neve





35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ladynyo
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 15:56:47

    Bella, Bella! Neve…..wonderful word, but an even more wonderful haiku. You had me at ‘ winter indigoes’. I felt the night time sky in this one. The dark, dark blue.


  2. Glenn Buttkus
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 16:21:35

    Your haikus are golden, I will try and use “neve” in the future,


  3. ghostmmnc
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 16:37:01

    ahhh…’sequined with stars…’ so beautiful. 🙂


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 16:39:55

    Indigo as verb… what a lovely idea.


  5. Mish
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 17:36:09

    I adore how you used “indigo” as a verb…and thanks for introducing me to “neve”.


  6. whippetwisdom
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 17:44:29

    A beautiful haiku Toni, I love how ‘winter indigoes night skies’ 💖 xxx


  7. Iris
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 18:12:43

    Oh my word; this is gorgeous! Featuring words like “indigoes,” “sequined,” and “neve,” there was no way I wasn’t going to love this. 🙂


  8. Grace
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 18:44:23

    A gem of haiku and I love the new word..neve ~


  9. Thotpurge
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 19:58:36

    Beautiful…and I learnt a new word! Thanks.


  10. Angela
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 21:35:11

    Beautiful haiku, Toni! What an amazing word and image.


  11. frankhubeny
    Jan 26, 2017 @ 23:16:01

    An interesting word, “neve”, “old snow” on a mountain, perhaps a glacier?


  12. Jane Dougherty
    Jan 27, 2017 @ 06:05:58

    Lovely bilingual haiku 🙂 I only know ‘neve’ as Italian for ‘snow’ and didn’t know it was a borrowed word.


  13. kim881
    Jan 27, 2017 @ 07:15:00

    I love this little gem, Tonni!


  14. kim881
    Jan 27, 2017 @ 07:15:58

    Sorry about the weird spelling of your name, Toni – my fingers are in knots today!


  15. Bryan Ens
    Jan 27, 2017 @ 07:47:15

    Beautiful. Neve is a new word for me. Had to look it up…so thank you for growing my vocabulary!


  16. sanaarizvi
    Jan 27, 2017 @ 07:58:47

    Love indigo as verb here… stunning work Toni 🙂


  17. Walter J. Wojtanik
    Jan 27, 2017 @ 08:46:05

    I don’t know how much beauty can you capture in seventeen syllables, but you do with each effort! Your beginnings never end, your ends are great beginnings, Toni!


    • kanzensakura
      Jan 27, 2017 @ 09:49:46

      Thank you Walt. I’ve been working on haiku for about 40 years and I think I am finally beginning to get them right.


      • Walter J. Wojtanik
        Jan 27, 2017 @ 10:01:40

        Ah, an overnight success! We learn each day, Toni. And we’re all better off for it!


        • kanzensakura
          Jan 27, 2017 @ 10:06:31

          Yes we are/ I try to learn something new every day. Neve was my learning for open link night…and glaciers. I had heard the term when I was hiking the alps (the low part) with friends years ago and it went and nestled in my brain. When it popped out again, I decided, it’s time to research this word more thoroughly. And when I looked up at the night sky, all the stars reminded me of how that snow field sparkled in the sun that day…


  18. Janice
    Jan 27, 2017 @ 12:32:55

    Very nice connection between sky textures and snow. I also love words that describe the different phases of ice and snow.


  19. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jan 27, 2017 @ 18:59:32

    indigoes…yes, yes! And I wrote colors as verbs, too. So fun, isn’t it. Thinking/praying for you daily. And of course, your mom.


  20. lillian
    Jan 30, 2017 @ 09:40:01

    So late to the reading….catching up here in Bermuda where our internet connections can be a bit spotty in our rented flat. I LOVE this verbifying you’ve done here. I’m reading this with “indigoes” as a verb….WONDERFUL! And I love “sequined with stars.” Years and years ago, I made Christmas stockings for our two child and then involved taking needle and thread, putting needle through one sequin and then one small bead and stiching it on to the cloth….the one sequin and one bead and stitching..and one sequin and one bead…etc. Sequined sky has me imaging angels at work, beautifying the dark sky for us 🙂 Smiling I am. Hoping you and your mom are doing well on this journey you are taking together — thinking of you, my friend.


  21. Ipuna Black
    Jan 30, 2017 @ 14:47:29

    I love “neve.” So simple and beautiful all at once. 🙂


  22. Barry D.
    Feb 19, 2017 @ 02:14:02

    you had me at “winter indigoes”.

    This is a wonderfully chilly haiku!


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