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Thirty-nine hours

Face to face blossoms grinning

Spring dreams never fade.


Kudzu on phone poles

Recalculating again

Summer vacations


Autumn reds and golds

Birthdays remembered with joy.

Reflected in lakes


Tsarina shivers.

Siberian silence roars,

freezing her smile.

Haiku uses an economy of words to paint a multi-tiered painting, without “telling all”.[9] Or as Matsuo Bashō puts it, “The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.”[10]” Wikipedia

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  1. What an absolutely thrilling photo!!!! What a privilege to visit this place- what an ultimate utopia.

    What a beautiful and delicate evolution the haiku poems undergo, flowing and converging, so tantalizing. Such vivid images come to mind, with nostalgia. Such delight in words and experience and emotion evoked through them. I was especially drawn to the image of the kudzu crawling about the telephone poles- that really punched through to me with a strong familiarity- a highlight of something so beautiful, and dolefully overlooked sometimes, making gorgeous a thing mundane, an old weathered, stolid telephone pole. Here the wild grapevines especially like to crawl about everything as you probably remember, along with the decorations of moss and lichens, beautifying the man-made things we see every day, making them seem new and fresh and apart of something living…and there I went…on a ramble tour again…oh dear.

    I am just in love with this post, too excellent. Glad I staggered over it and fell into that exquisite field of flowers, delighting in your images. Right, right! The speckled cat is begging me to throw the ball for him so he can fetch it. It is a bell-ball. He loves it. If I don’t play, he’ll start pawing teasingly at the two wee cats to make them bellow, all for his for entertainment, he thinks- rascal he can be! So I better stop rambling to you now and start shooting balls across the room! Cheers to you,

    Autumn Jade


    • Thank you very much! It took a lot more time to write them than I thought, but they were pestering me in the middle of the night, so I thought I’d better let them out!





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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