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Sunday, 17 January 2010

Haiku #17


My snow pile thaws
slowly turning man-shaped -
neighbours mutter: Second Childhood!

13 comments:

Tabor said...

This is fun...I am smiling.

steven said...

dave when the snow gets deep and winter settles in, i make a snow fort to counter the snow fort of my children. that way i can peg them with snowballs and have a protective space in which to hide. snowmen and women are also a feature of the landscape in front of our house. i think that in a real, whole person, childhood never ends, childishness almost all goes but childlikeness remains!!! that from a fifty two year-old man with teenage children. thanks for the reminding haiku! steven

Derrick said...

Hi Dave,

Within a day of our friends coming to stay over New Year the falling snow drew us outside for a snowball fight; all over 50! Still young on the inside.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Dave, my snow is holding steady!

The Weaver of Grass said...

As J Alfred Profrock remarked - I am old......can wear the bottom of my trousers rolled. If you want to act daft in the snow Dave - do it - cock a snook at the neighbours - long may your second childhood continue. Lovely haiku

Shadow said...

a smile for you. the thaw must come, musn't it...

Poetikat said...

I like your choice of "mutter". It subtly conveys that still-present discontent at being put out by this unprecendented winter you've experienced.

Kass said...

To find silliness in snow is a wonderful trait, at any age.

Carl said...

watercolor a haiku-

paint, paper mingle
the colors dance and shine
a landscape appears.

CS

Dianne said...

I just have a thing for haiku!
It is like a child in a way!
Melting down the words.

Dave King said...

Thanks all, contributions much appreciated
Steven and Derrick, you both remind me of one very snowy winter when we lived in Kent and the children were small. Our garden sloped quite considerbly. I built them a toboggan run from the end of the garden, through the garage and down the front garden. We also b uilt an igloo which was very warm inside.
Thanks Weaver.
Maybe not if you pour cold water on it, Shadow...
Agree with both poeticat and Kass
That's my sort of watercolour, Carl.
Good thought, Diane.

Brian Miller said...

fascinating...haiku is something i would like to do, but struggle with. most of our snow melted in the rain yesterday...much like clouds, what you see.

Raj said...

didnt get the part about the 2nd childhood. :(