Thursday, April 03, 2008

Spring haikus (2)

1.
a lost pleasure is
tucked in the folds of darkness
birds sing to sunrise


2.
the apricot tree
long bare suddenly flowers
at which spring smiles back

12 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

The man of many forms and talents. Your haikus are like small blooms of the season. Love 'em!!

Gerald Galindez said...

nice to have you back russ, with this
optimistic spring likened haikus! ~_^

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

nice work! :)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Pat! Glad you enjoyed these. Thanks for that comment full of nice complements.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Gerald! Glad you liked them.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hey Andrew! Great to see you and thanks for those much appreciated words, my friend.

watermaid said...

I particularly like the notion of lost pleasure tucked in the folds of darkness.

I apologise for not having visited earlier. I found a comment of yours had been put in my spam folder.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Watermaid! Glad you enjoyed that. I'm also glad to hear that comment turned up at last. Thanks for coming by, you're always welcome here. I'll link up to you, if you don't mind.

Roger Stevens said...

yeah, I like the folds

mushroom risotto tonight

thought you'd like to know

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi Roger! Thanks for that, my old friend! And you are right, of course, I'm always interested in what you've got simmering in the pot. Thanks for keeping me posted!

Churu Churu said...

Interesting choice of words. I experimented a bit with brevity, but in a prose-ish, unstructured way.
I'd be interested to hear your opinion on some of my stuff.
Lovely Blog! :)

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Churu Churu! That first haiku was especially unusual. I am very happy that people are responding so positively to it. Thank you for your nice comment and I'll be happy to spend some time reading and commenting on your writing in a day or two. I can already say that I found it quite interesting.