Winter Bones

All night he rattled

The dead sapless tree bones while

Spring slept safe below

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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36 Responses to Winter Bones

  1. Liana says:

    evocative . . . I luvit

  2. Now that summons up the winter dark, if anything does! Beautiful…

  3. like sleeping beauty… 🙂

  4. LB says:

    Wonderful. Love the thought of spring sleeping safely below

  5. A divine combination … Thanks for sharing 😀

  6. Mary says:

    Beautiful words – love the imagery.

  7. Suzanne says:

    Excellent stuff. I really enjoyed this one.

  8. Amy says:

    Like a beautiful painting. This one should be displayed in a photo gallery!

  9. gwynnrogers says:

    It is hard to believe that with that thick blanket of cold snow that anything warm and flowery can reside underneath without coming up BLUE! 😉 As always, I LOVE your photos and your story of hope that Spring will arrive soon. 😉

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Wonderful to visualize the sap rising from the depths.

  11. Wonderful image and haiku, Seonaid. I love the bit about spring lying asleep beneath the blanket of winter snow. 🙂

  12. ladyfi says:

    I do love the bare bones of winter. Wonderful shot.

  13. Rachael says:

    This is so evocative, and I love the way it slides over my tongue. Lovely 🙂

  14. Fine words and image – just read MacCaig’s Depths and Heights – works for this too.

    • I don’t know his work, but have just had a quick Google and he looks very interesting….fascinating that he split his life in two similar places to me 🙂 Thanks for the introduction

  15. Evocative of our (cold) winter here in Vermont. There is something cleansing however, about a hard winter. But not even I can deny that the season presents a number of challenges against which we must fortify ourselves. It always amazes me how other creatures have adapted so well to meet those challenges. To them, I suppose, winter is simply a time when the strategies and behaviors change, a bit, nothing to get ruffled about! Have a great day. D

    • It’s so true, we are poor frail creatures compared to those who tough out winter outside in the cold grip of ice and snow. I always feel a little like hibernating in the cold dark months!

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