Posted tagged ‘weather’


12 March, 2018

a skiff tied to a willow
waiting to rush downriver
to the sea

winter’s ice relents
vast arterial network
lifeblood of the land

watery spell
filling springs and rivers
cat watches raindrops

raindrops like jewels
glisten in pure white light
on dark naked twigs

winter fire
a branch of sage lit
smoke for purification

wide flowing river
rooted tree grows tall and wide
eco-system thrives

Methuselah Bristlecone Pine
thousands of years old
its California home a secret

secrets discovered
steam, ice, droplets; growing land,
tall trees, lush pastures …

haiku sequence ©  Giselle Maya, France & Freya Pickard, England January 2018
Thank you for taking the time to read the results of a recent collaboration with Giselle Maya in France! My verses are the ones in italics.

cinquain – 2

5 November, 2015
the heat
oppressive and
dull, leadens my eyes whilst
brain cries for sleep, slow down, weather
© Freya Pickard 2015

Moisture – 2

6 March, 2014
cool wetness, hard drops thrown through wind, hitting tarmac and skin – ice cold touches heat – scent of summer weather
© Freya Pickard 2014

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