the old elm
its darkness perfected
by snow

 


6 Responses

  1. Peggy Bilbro Says:

    This is lovely! Such a stark and beautiful image!

  2. Nancy Rapp Says:

    well done! just beautiful! exemplifies my love of trees so perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Christopher-Calvin Pollrd Says:

    splendid 💫

    can the “its” be removed — to punch up both the literal and fugitive darkness !

  4. Christopher-Calvin Pollard Says:

    *figurative

    (of course now i am haunted by “fugitive darkness”)

  5. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    my old silver maple
    I forget
    to love it

  6. martin1223 Says:

    moonless deep in the oak owl’s call

    Wales Haiku Journal, Spring 2019

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