February 2019

feb19mandalas

heavy snow
shoveling away
the solitude
–Rachel Sutcliffe

one set of boot tracks
grey clouds mingle with absence
paths left untrodden

For a long time I started each month with a collage grid and a haiku.  This month, having done a grey February mandala (perhaps next month a grid), I decided to take up Frank Tassone’s challenge to honor poet Rachel Sutcliffe by writing haiku inspired by her words.

his death day
in graveyard shadows
gathered crows
–Rachel Sutcliffe

winter multiplies
voices now lost to the wind
crows calling grey skies

feb19mandalacloseups

Hopefully the grey will clear out before February’s end…

 

 

 

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16 responses to “February 2019”

  1. deuxiemepeau says :

    perfectly captured, as always in words and vision. I hope you are keeping warm!!!

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  2. Janice says :

    Beautiful responses.

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  3. Frank J. Tassone says :

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #4: Method Two Madness’ latest haiku for my current #haikai challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. merrildsmith says :

    I particularly like the second one–the lost voices and the crows calling. There’s timelessness and mystery here.

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  5. rivrvlogr says :

    Your haiku capture the essence of her words.

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  6. Sharon Mann says :

    Stay warm and enjoy time for your creativity.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. L. Stevens says :

    Your haikus and grays match
    the dreary winter!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    Grey except for the crows. They make a difference.

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