desert snowfall-
the saguaro's
white shoulders

—Melissa Spurr
        

About the author: Melissa Spurr lives in Joshua Tree, California with her husband, two over-indulged dogs and a cross-eyed cat.

 

Responses to the haiku for 6 March 2008 by Melissa Spurr

  1.  
    Penelope
    2008-03-06 06:50:33
     

    on a clear midnight
    silver moon overhead
    pale white shoulders glow

  2.  
    josh wikoff
    2008-03-06 09:37:28
     

    Damn, girl!

    Shiki, Sketchbook and now this. You've definitely got my rookie-of-the-year vote.

    Way to go.

    her black hair
    her white shoulder
    saguaro wind

  3.  
    John Stone
    2008-03-06 09:57:51
     

    That's my girl...Keep 'em coming!

  4.  
    Melissa Spurr
    2008-03-06 12:08:59
     

    Thank you all for your comments and poems.

    Josh and Johnny: Sincerest thanks, my haijin mentors. You both inspire me more than I can say.

    the saguaro's ható
    a hummingbird
    admires it

  5.  
    terrytip
    2008-03-06 12:33:09
     

    desert sentinel
    reaching for the heavens
    a coat of white

  6.  
    Peter Joseph Gloviczki
    2008-03-06 12:50:25
     

    Very nice, Melissa

  7.  
    2008-03-06 13:27:17
     

    Hi, Melissa
    what e good thing to read your haiku. It is fine! It is the first time that i read something from you. For others I am waiting.
    My regards,
    Kujtim

  8.  
    Jen
    2008-03-06 14:28:08
     

    Every now and then, there's a haiku with imagery I haven't seen a million times before. This is one of them! Great ku, Melissa. :)

  9.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-03-06 15:00:24
     

    march-
    tropical coldfront
    'gainst her tan body
    goose bumps

  10.  
    Judith Ingram
    2008-03-06 16:34:55
     

    Lovely, Melissa. No sledding down that snow hill, tho.

  11.  
    Melissa Spurr
    2008-03-06 22:51:50
     

    Peter: Thank you!

    Jen: So glad this was a relatively novel image for you. Thank you so much!

    Judith: Ha! Certainly would be a rough ride! It'd be especially brutal on an innertube.

    Terrytip: "desert sentinel"...yes the mighty saguaro has earned that title.

    Orgbob: "tropical coldfront"...hmmm

  12.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-03-07 08:49:31
     

    missy,
    brief subtropical chilly weather gives rise to memories; yet, even when it's hot, a cold front should be expected from time to time; specially on the beach ;-)

    -

    march winds
    falling mango bud
    litter the grounds

  13.  
    Melissa Spurr
    2008-03-07 09:40:02
     

    Hi, Orgbob! Ah, I love the stark contrast between 'tropical' and 'coldfront,' and what I meant to imply was that the two words together made me stop and ponder the juxtaposition. Goosebumps, indeed. "Mango bud litter"...what a lovely image! Thank you. Melissa (Or Missy. How did you know?) :-)

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