First Snow

For Amaya’s prompt at dVerse, birth or birthing. For Poets United, Sumana’s mid-week motif, Winter Poems.  In Japanese, the word for first snow is hatsu yuki. It is a holy event.

 

First Snow
“When snow falls, nature listens. ”  Antoinette van Kleeff

Today the November sky opens up and gives birth to the first snow.

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. merrildsmith
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:00:07

    Perfect, Toni! It’s a gloomy day here–we had rain, then sleet, then snow, but nothing stuck.

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    • kanzensakura
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:01:16

      It started as rain/snow mix, big gloppy flakes and then…snow! It is sticking but not sure for how long.

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  2. sarahsouthwest
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:09:17

    I love that image of the sky opening.

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  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:11:03

    What a wonderful birth… I want to feel the taste of snow on my tongue.

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  4. lillian
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:25:21

    ah….you and I went the same way in terms of Nature’s birthing process. Yours much softer, more gentle and providing a comfort to the earth. Lovely.

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  5. Carrie V. H.
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:37:51

    Beautiful quote, beautiful photo, and very beautiful sentence. Love it Toni!

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  6. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 15:52:48

    Excellent Toni!

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  7. fireblossom32
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 16:32:31

    It opened up plenty, here! This is simple as new snow.

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  8. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 17:44:42

    You are really giving me a jones for American sentences; yours is perfection.

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  9. Frank J. Tassone
    Nov 12, 2019 @ 18:16:45

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

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  10. Christine Bolton
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 00:02:20

    I love the sky opening up to give birth. Beautiful 💕

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  11. kim881
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 02:37:40

    A wonderful image, Toni, and a great quote to accompany it.

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  12. Gospel Isosceles
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 06:00:06

    All of this beautifully rendered, Toni. The “holy event” setting, the quotation, the photo, and your American sentence. Masterful.

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  13. lynn__
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 10:29:54

    We don’t always welcome it as “a holy event” but I like that thought, Toni! I think children especially anticipate and sense the wonder of the first snowfall.

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    • kanzensakura
      Nov 13, 2019 @ 10:51:23

      I know I do. I was out in it and back in and out all day dancing in it and walking around looking.

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      • lynn__
        Nov 13, 2019 @ 11:19:31

        Wonderful, Toni! My farmer husband sees it as a hinderance to baling bedding for the animals right now.

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        • kanzensakura
          Nov 13, 2019 @ 11:21:14

          I am sure he does! It is the same around here although later on in the season, they will call it “poor man’s fertilizer”.

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  14. memadtwo
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 12:13:08

    Just like. (K)

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  15. Sherry Marr
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 16:11:37

    SOOOOOOOOOOO lovely!!!!!

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  16. susanstoo
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 17:00:29

    It does, it did . . . but it’s all gone. Yet, the birth is notable anyway. So delightful to witness the first snow!

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  17. Truedessa
    Nov 13, 2019 @ 18:22:56

    Snow was birthed here yesterday.

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  18. Marja
    Nov 14, 2019 @ 01:46:11

    Giving birth is the best as it creates something new Very good

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  19. Lori
    Nov 14, 2019 @ 08:03:11

    The first snowfall is always the most magical.

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  20. hank77
    Nov 14, 2019 @ 09:59:22

    kaykuala

    November sky opens up and
    gives birth to the first snow.

    Beautifully said Toni and how very appropriate of a birthing occurrence it is!

    Hank

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  21. magicalmysticalteacher
    Nov 14, 2019 @ 10:41:04

    A cold but gentle birth!

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