icy pond
the weight of a willow's
shadow


—Laryalee Fraser
        

About the author: Lary is a retired reporter/photographer, enjoying small-town life in British Columbia, Canada. Her website is "a leaf rustles".

Responses to the haiku for 30 January 2008 by Laryalee Fraser

  1.  
    Magyar (magyar0109 at aol dot com)
    2008-01-30 05:43:55
     

    Wnnderful Lary,

    a silhouette
    crosses this ponds cracking ice
    the shadows voice
    _m

  2.  
    Elena
    2008-01-30 05:56:21
     

    Good one.

  3.  
    josh wikoff
    2008-01-30 08:29:31
     

    icy pond
    the weight of a willow's
    shadow

    Lary,

    Your innovative use of 'weight' shows the shadow's lack of and in doing so highlights the fragility of the ice.

    If we view your willow as a metaphor for ourselves or life in general, then 'shadow' and 'icy' really work overtime.

    Well done.

    And if you wanted to cLarify:

    the weight
    of a willow's shadow
    icy pond

    ;P

  4.  
    Angelika
    2008-01-30 11:24:22
     

    i like your haiku very much, Lary!

  5.  
    2008-01-30 12:04:00
     

    Lovely, and likewise Magyar's response

  6.  
    Melissa
    2008-01-30 12:12:16
     

    Laryalee-

    This poem is moving, so solemn and sad. I love the wintry, grayscale imagery. Wonderful! Thank you.

  7.  
    aurora
    2008-01-30 13:26:11
     

    Excellent.

  8.  
    Artsy (artsysf at mac dot com)
    2008-01-30 13:33:24
     

    Wonderful imagery!

  9.  
    Dave Wood
    2008-01-30 14:32:49
     

    I often wonder about haiku as a real art form of expression. As hard as I try to dismisses it I am unable and brought back by such as this.

  10.  
    Terra Martin
    2008-01-30 14:54:00
     

    Larylee your reverie in this haiku is very uplifting. All shades of grey are infused with a speculative emotional color. Lovely.

  11.  
    Allison Millcock
    2008-01-30 15:31:43
     

    Hi Lary

    It was a delight to read this. Thanks for sharing.

  12.  
    Bill Kenney
    2008-01-30 15:40:55
     

    Beautiful.

  13.  
    Ross Clark
    2008-01-30 18:58:59
     

    I loved it -- such a resonant image.

  14.  
    Dana-Maria Onica
    2008-01-30 21:53:53
     

    An incredibly beautiful and inspiring poem! Thank you very much, Laryalee.

    icy river~
    willows' shades flow
    from sunrise to sunset

  15.  
    2008-01-31 00:12:06
     

    I concur with everyone else! ;-)

    Looking forward to even more haiku from you on tinywords!!!

  16.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2008-01-31 01:32:39
     

    Listening to
    the rustle of a white willow...
    echo of echo

  17.  
    laryalee
    2008-01-31 16:27:44
     

    Thank you all so much for these lovely and supportive comments...I appreciate each and every one!
    This pond (and willow) is a favorite spot, and it's such a nice feeling to be able to share it.
    Magyar, Dana-Marie and Vasile...I enjoyed your haiku!
    ;)
    Lary

    (Josh, thanks for the suggestion - and the smile!)

  18.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-01-31 18:42:03
     

    morning brew
    ice crystals in her stare--
    storm in a teacup

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