Monday, March 4, 2013

The Gold in Silver

 "None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm" ~ Henry David Thoreau

little pieces of spring
lie seeded in my winter
i will bloom in frost
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i stopped counting all
the yesterdays behind me
they cluttered today
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the gold in silver
is thumbing my nose at can’t
while proving I can
  

©Susie Clevenger 2013


22 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

They are all good but I really like the wisdom in the first one.

anthonynorth said...

Enjoyed them all but the second was best.

Karen said...

To these, I can only say a loud "Amen!"

Mary said...

I enjoyed each of these, Susie. I am hoping my spring is lurking somewhere beneath our snow. May it melt soon. My favorite is the second. I agree with it. Live today!!

Emma Major said...

I adore the middle stanza, I wish I could

Susan said...

Bravo, Susie! Each Haiku is a gem of Growth for me, of how to live, to survive to smile and laugh--and I love the introductory Thoreau quote as well!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Each is a little bite of wisdom. I loved them all, but the second really spoke to me.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

What beautiful words Susie...loved it....

Mixi said...

I loved all three nuggets of profundity and wisdom, but the second one really spoke to me :)

atleasttwopair said...

"I will bloom in frost" is a killer line.

Ellecee said...

Love these, Susie, my favourite is the second,,,,:-)

indieflower said...

I love this:
"little pieces of spring
lie seeded in my winter"

rashmenon said...

a triple haiku, was it? lovely. my fav is the last one though- love the way you've described the nose ring

kaykuala said...

little pieces of spring
lie seeded in my winter
i will bloom in frost

Funny enough! Remnants of one's efforts lingers on in trying circumstances. But they could still bring goodness in harsh conditions. Great observation Susie!

Hank

Dave King said...

An escellent trio. I enjoyed this a lot.

Peggy said...

Lovely set of haikus. Hard to pick a favorite but perhaps the first one? Lots of wisdom in all of them.

razzamadazzle said...

So lovely. I truly think the first is my favorite for its hope of spring.

Kay L. Davies said...

Ooh, lovely, Susie. I pictured snowdrops as I read the first one.
K

Mama Zen said...

I love them all!

Heidi said...

I read all three as part of one poem, which I liked. Then, in reading the comments, I realized that it was a grouping of three. So I reread them individually, and I liked them alone as well.

Jim said...

You aren't as old as your poet writer, Susie.

I like the third verse the best, the cluttering counting (of) all the yesterdays. Partly because litterally I tend to clutter and also because I can barely remember yesterdays anymore.

I may be older than your poet soulmate.

Sorry I'm so late in coming here from the Monday Toads. I posted late also.
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Ben Ditty said...

I've blossomed through the frost of many winters.