Friday, March 24, 2006

Spring Dawn Haiku

Mud blacker than shade,
rippleless silver mirror,
Morning dark dawn kiss.

18 comments:

Nick Zegarac said...

Very dark brooding and introspective piece. You've captured the steely blue-gray of dawn and its last remnants of darkness beautifully.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Nick for the wonderful level of understanding you bring to the art of reading. Your comments are always greatly appreciated.

Queen Neetee said...

This is sooo visually beautiful! I absolutely love this!

P.S. - Thank you for adding me to your links. I am adding you on now!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi qn, thanks for the wonderful comments. I'm honored for the link. I've been enjoying the odd neighbor quite a bit since I've found you.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Sorry Queenie, ment to say blogtopia (it is early morning here and I am still a little sleepy). Loved your latest on laughter BTW, how happily romantic!

Pat Paulk said...

Russell, glad your back! Very good!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! Been enjoying your poems.

jadedprimadonna said...

Beautifully said, Russell!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks jpd! You'll do just great on your test.

Laura said...

Excellent antidote for sitting at my desk this lunchtime - if I shut my eyes then I'm on the bank of a lake....

thanks for the lunchtime poetry medicine :o)

Roger Stevens said...

A lovely haiku.

There must be something in the air - I too have felt the haiku urge.

Great minds think alike.

Or, possibly, fools seldom differ...

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Laura. Glad you found a good lunchtime antidote!

Russell Ragsdale said...

True Roger, vive le lack of difference. I'm afraid I may have left a stain on the bottom of the bird cage where your haikus so gaily flit. I hope everybody will drop by your blog and enjoy taking the haiku challenge.

Russell Ragsdale said...

For the sleepfinger crowd, the link is Searching for Blue Sea Glass. Come and bring your haiku.

Cocaine Jesus said...

one day i will try a REAL haiku. this darkly sweet.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks CJ! Wonerful words and your future haiku will be just stunning.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

This haiku sneeked in with the smell of dusk, small and perfectly formed

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! This can be a rather sneeky time of day but I love it.