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Sunday, March 23, 2008

HAIGA: Respose to One Single Impression Prompt of 3/23/08



This week's prompt at ONE SINGLE IMPRESSION is "spring." As always, I encourage you to visit and enjoy others' delightful contributions.

Now that I'm living in southern California (I moved from New York city in February), the difference between winter and spring is not as obvious. But the weather is getting warmer overall and the sunlight a bit stronger. In fact, just becoming more lovely. :-) (The haiku on this haiga is a slightly revised version of an older one of mine.)

Daffodils have special meaning to me as they were one of my mother's favorite flowers. So that "spring in her step" was supported by more than just spring beauty.

Image: WebWeaver, free clipart.

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

Roswila

[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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23 Comments:

At 12:38 PM , Blogger Raven said...

a spring in her slow step... magical, lovely phrase. Something about daffodils just makes me feel cheerful, though I've never been good at narrowing life down to favorite anythings.

Glad you are enjoying your California Spring. it hasn't arrived in New York yet and I wish it would.

 
At 3:48 PM , Blogger LGD said...

I'm inside watching another foot of snow melting. Those daffodils have to be out there somewhere!

While I'm inside I'm transplanting some rootlings that survived the winter. Dieffenbachia, Oxalis and Pothos ivy. They were in water; now we'll see how they like dirt.

 
At 6:01 PM , Blogger tumblewords said...

Spring seems far away here and the daffodil haiga makes me even more anxious... Nice work!

 
At 6:26 PM , Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Daffodils are my favorite flower, so this poem especially touches my heart. Your commentary touches me doubly, though the poem stands without it because it's a great piece. Thank you.
Writing in Faith: Poems

 
At 8:54 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hi Raven and Oino,

Thanks for visiting!

I'm constantly amazed at how readily I'm forgetting that much of our country is still dealing with snow. :-) Though I suppose it's no real surprise given everything I'm adjusting to. New people, new places, new routines ... and something I actually wish were still New York's, the taste of the tap water. LOL!

And Oino: oxalis -- is that the plant that looks like large red clovers? We have some here like that on the grounds, with all sorts of other fabulous plants. I'm just going to have to take my sketchbook out for haiga illos! I also have to get a plant book so I can identify them by name if (rather "when") I use them in a haiku/haiga.

 
At 1:43 AM , Blogger Sian said...

Our winters are getting milder and milder here in Wales...and we cannot move for daffodils at this time of year!
I loved this haiga.

 
At 4:12 AM , Blogger Lisa at Greenbow said...

It is good that daffodils bring you close to Mother.

 
At 6:04 AM , Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Daffodils always uplift my spirits!

reverently renewed

 
At 8:49 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Great image.

 
At 1:56 PM , Blogger OneMoreBeliever said...

yes, they do nod don't they...

 
At 4:09 PM , Blogger MarianneNielsen said...

A lovely and perfect, feeling of spring poem.

 
At 4:09 PM , Blogger MarianneNielsen said...

A beautiful moment of spring.

 
At 2:57 AM , Blogger Cloudscome said...

Wow I really like this. So many levels!

 
At 7:21 AM , Blogger Daniel J Santos said...

simple and beautiful, excellent.

 
At 7:25 AM , OpenID gardenpath said...

So nice, that such a pretty flower reminds you of your mom. Just a lovely idea.

 
At 12:35 PM , Blogger Teri C said...

How wonderful that this image and words bring you closer to your mother.

 
At 3:12 PM , Anonymous Andrée said...

This is a beautiful memory for your mother. It is lovely.

 
At 3:35 PM , Anonymous Pam said...

I really like the image of dance in this little piece. It is small but says so much.

I grew up in Southern Calif. I remember the browning of the hills signaling a change of seasons and the Santa Anas are incredible. Hope you enjoy the climate!

 
At 7:47 AM , Blogger Pearl said...

Nice melding of mother, memory and flower.

 
At 8:21 AM , Blogger storyteller said...

Lovely daffodil …
none have come up yet this year
though I still have hope ;--)

Spring in Southern California is a blessing indeed. I shared two ‘takes’ on this week’s prompt – one on each of my blogs. SpringSurprise and my more 'traditional' response to this week's prompt: A Colorful Offering especially for those awaiting Spring's arrival. I was very late with last week’s OSI post, but it’s here: Circles
Hope you’re having a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,

 
At 10:44 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hi storyteller,

I've left comments at your blogs; thanks for visiting here.

And the daffodils always come home, completing one circle in the spiral of seasons. :-)

 
At 6:02 PM , Blogger Geraldine said...

This was lovely. I love daffodils too, we lived on Daffodil Crescent at one time (hardly any real daffodils though LOL).

I can so relate to being reminded of your mom, for me, it's butterflies (as I wrote about on my blog recently).

www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

 
At 2:16 PM , Blogger qualcosa di bello said...

they really are one of the happiest flowers!

 

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