midwinter s

this persistent grey
magnifies the compressed dark–
dawn heavy with dusk

squirrels search for buried treasure–
seeds in wait for light’s return

midwinter close up s

For Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #117.  I was going to do a completely different collage, but once I pulled out the handmade paper, I decided that stitching some together was what was needed.  I haven’t done any stitching for awhile, and it was good to get back to it.

The squirrels have been very busy lately.


23 thoughts on “midwinter

  1. A wonderful metaphor, K. Squirrels searching for buried treasure. Seeds waiting for light’s return. Glad you are back to stitching. The piece is appealing for the straight lines overlaid by chaos…

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  2. I really like this one–lovely phrases and imagery. And the stitching, too.
    It seems to be the squirrels have been very busy for the last couple of months. I hope that’s not an indicator of a particularly hard winter.

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