Haiku – 041718

Today Sarah is officially joining the dVerse crew.  She gives us several paintings by the artist Fay Collins which we are to use one as inspiration.  I chose this one.  This is called an ekphrastic poem.


snow melted today
leaving behind a dead blackbird
and broken blue eggs

painting by Fay Collins used by permission

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Charmed Chaos
    Apr 17, 2018 @ 19:24:05

    Wonderful interpretation Toni!


  2. Frank J. Tassone
    Apr 17, 2018 @ 20:19:57

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #7: Toni Spencer’s latest haiku for #dversepoets!


  3. Frank Hubeny
    Apr 17, 2018 @ 20:44:05

    Snows covers up the tragedies until it melts.


  4. Grace
    Apr 17, 2018 @ 20:52:36

    How sadly beautiful Toni ~


  5. rothpoetry
    Apr 17, 2018 @ 22:15:03

    Amazing what melting snow reveals!


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 00:34:36

    The winter hides so many stories that the melting snow reveals


  7. sarahsouthwest
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 01:31:13

    I can’t believe the goosebumps you raised in three lines! There’s a world of tragedy there. So good.


  8. kim881
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 03:37:43

    Short and bittersweet – I also had goosebumps, Toni!


  9. hypercryptical
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 09:37:10

    A matter-of-fact write of what is Toni, revelations of snow melt. Like.
    Anna :o]


  10. Vivian Zems
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 12:40:14

    The things melting snow reveals! A good write.


  11. Bekkie Sanchez
    Apr 18, 2018 @ 13:55:03



  12. Victoria C. Slotto
    Apr 19, 2018 @ 15:22:57

    So much feeling in so few words! Poignant.


  13. lynn__
    Apr 21, 2018 @ 21:28:33

    Nature can be harsh, snowmelt reveals the tragedy…your pen is powerful.


  14. Sarah Russell
    Apr 23, 2018 @ 00:05:33

    Oh, I love this. I used the same painting. I especially like the snow melt revealing the tragedies of winter. Well done!


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