Hope of Spring

26 Feb


A leaden gray sky
flutters of delicate pink
Who can see the sky?

For more hopeful skies, visit SkyWatch® Friday.

Also posted at Spring Haiku 2009.  Enjoy!

© 2009.  All Rights Reserved.  Liza Lee Miller


23 Responses to “Hope of Spring”

  1. Joyce 26 February, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Nice haiku poem and delicate plant against sky. Sepia is my personal favorite. Great job!

    • Liza Lee Miller 26 February, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I appreciate the good words.

  2. Red 26 February, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    Great poem 🙂 That’s exactly how I feel with the plum blossoms. Rain? Gray sky? How can you see that when there are blooms everywhere?

    I just realized, your image matches the haiku perfectly. The image is Japanese simplicity as well 🙂

    • Liza Lee Miller 26 February, 2009 at 10:54 pm #

      Thank you so much, Red. I love watching spring creeping back into the world. Plum blossoms are the first step towards that creep.

  3. riveroflifelisajoy 26 February, 2009 at 11:47 pm #


  4. Crafty Green Poet 26 February, 2009 at 11:47 pm #

    what a beautiful photo, the colours are gorgeous

    • Liza Lee Miller 27 February, 2009 at 5:53 am #

      Thanks, CGP. The photo was a little washed out SOC (straight out of the camera). I played with it a little in iPhoto. I really liked the result.

  5. angela 26 February, 2009 at 11:51 pm #

    There’s definitely a japanese feeling to this composition. It’s so delicately pretty..

    • Liza Lee Miller 27 February, 2009 at 5:52 am #

      Thank you. I think delicate is the ultimate word to describe blossoms like that.

  6. Niina 27 February, 2009 at 12:18 am #

    It is all so beautifully pinkish! =) Thanks for sharing!

    • Liza Lee Miller 27 February, 2009 at 5:51 am #

      Thanks, Niina. I love the color pink so you couldn’t have said a nicer compliment! 🙂

  7. wren 27 February, 2009 at 4:28 am #

    I had the same reaction. Immediately on seeing the photo, I thought both “Japan” and “Haiku”

    like haiku, the photo is simple and lovely.

    • Liza Lee Miller 27 February, 2009 at 5:50 am #

      Thanks, Wren. Just what I was going for on both counts. Glad it worked!

  8. robin andrea 27 February, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    The simplicity is perfect and lovely.

  9. babooshka 27 February, 2009 at 7:34 am #

    Lovely remeinder spring is almost here.

  10. Lori Lynn 27 February, 2009 at 2:19 pm #

    That is simply gorgeous!

  11. Pam 27 February, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    Beautiful! Both the photo and haiku.
    How is the Kindle working for you?

    • Liza Lee Miller 27 February, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

      Thanks, Pam! I’m glad you like them. I’m loving my Kindle. It’s wonderful. I wish I had more time to spend reading!

  12. Arija 28 February, 2009 at 3:11 am #

    Lovely plum blossom and lovely photo.


  1. Nature Blog Network » Featured Blog: It’s Just Me - 27 April, 2009

    […] In addition to blogging at It’s Just Me, Liza can be found at Twitter and Flickr as lizalee. A look at two of her posts, A long walk on the coast and Trip Report: Elkhorn Slough, will introduce you to her writing and photography, and give a flavor of her blog. And these two poems are among my favorites, Pigeons O’er the Mission and Hope of Spring. […]

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