Sunday, February 19, 2012

Flirtation

Photo by Reena Walkling
Winter wears her lace,
delicate as dying breath,
a bodice loosened

slowly by the sun.
She bares her windswept breasts, but
leaves her stockings on;

her February 
flirtation, a melting dance
without commitment.

For the Haiku Challenge - Day 19
and Poetics at dVerse

40 comments:

Sylvia K said...

This describes a February day about as perfectly as you can!! What a hussy she is!! Hope you've had a great weekend!

Sylvia

Brian Miller said...

nice...love that last little bit...shes got me in her grip today...2 inches of snow already and 2-6 more coming...but i am enjoying it...

Kerry O'Connor said...

She bares her windswept breasts, but
leaves her stockings on..

How brilliant!

Charles Miller said...

I love this personification of nature, so alluring and sensual. Nature brings us into contact with those aspects of our psyches where we stay in touch with our most intimate natures. The playfulness of the images also makes it so much fun to imagine! I certainly saw nature differently as I read your words, and I hope they come to mind again the next time I walk in the woods. :)

Fireblossom said...

She's a teaser. I loved your delicate description of her.

Claudia said...

She bares her windswept breasts, but
leaves her stockings on...i love this...much freedom in this in a way..the contradiction...the choices..sometimes not logical...much enjoyed..

hedgewitch said...

Brilliant and vibrant, MZ, like sun on icicles--I liked that pic, too--and it is the complete personification of a fickle but so alluring season.

Grace said...

I never thought of seeing winter this way, dancing without commitment...she is flirtatious indeed ~

ayala said...

I love these lines....She bares her windswept breasts, but
leaves her stockings on.....
excellent.

Cheryl said...

That last haiku captures the essence of this time of year.

zongrik said...

does the february flirtation mean that february flirts? ;) i think so. :)

private dreamliner

becca givens said...

What a delightful personification of winter ~~~ Very nicely crafted! I shall not look at winter or February the same again! :)

Day 19

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Dead good! Love the bit about - leaving her stockings on.

Caty said...

No snow here today, just an ugly rain...but you make winter sound so playful that I'd almost rather have the snow.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

This is quite the most beautiful thing.......

:)
~Mimi
Collage Pirate

Anonymous said...

That was quite the peep show, girl!

Beautifully creative:
"a bodice loosened
slowly by the sun"

Winter is such a tease:
"leaves her stockings on"
"without commitment"

~Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Someone is Special said...

zen ~ her February, a melting dance without commitment.. Loved it so much.. Thanks for blessing this..!

Lolamouse said...

I love "her February flirtation." Beautiful haiku. I say we keep this up after February's over just to torture FB!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, that sly seductress! :)

Winter

ds said...

Loved. Every. Word. February flirtation, indeed. Thank you!

Fireblossom said...

Lolamouse is evil. I've always said so. :-p

Susie Clevenger said...

This is fantastic..your imagination always astounds me...such a flirty February

pandamoniumcat said...

Brilliant...winter wears her lace delicate, as dying breath...wow! A real jewel.

Fred Rutherford said...

Oh, the way you work with the haiku form is an art form all itself. I really don't think I've seen anyone come close to what you are able to get out of the haiku. Another great job and terrific inspiration you had here with this piece. Great job. Thanks

Amber said...

Now this is some imagination! WOW!

My Inner Chick said...

OH, Yes.

This is equisite.

""She leaves her stockings on""

Raven said...

You have captured this to perfection.

oceangirl said...

Evocative.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Beautiful!

Ruth said...

Oh this is winter as I have not known her, though I love her. Jeez Louise, it's extraordinary.

happygirl said...

bared breasts and stockings... every fantasy fulfilled. I always pray for the blanket, even if it's snow. :)

darkangelwrites said...

She's a sexy thing :) Everything is budding out here... she has fooled them.

Laurie Kolp said...

If you're feet are warm, the intensity of pleasure is greater... at least that's what I read somewhere.

Margaret said...

I had NO idea this was a haiku it is so so so smooooth!

I almost highlighted the whole damn thing to repost! ha ha. It is all extraordinarily beautiful. Again, I leave here saying "HOW will she top that!"

..and you will...

Karen said...

A beautifully crafted haiku!

Daydreamertoo said...

Oooo... very sensual, lovely write. Almost... I said ..almost makes me want winter to hang around...but.. nahh bring on spring :) LOL

WinterWrites said...

Oh, this is one clever flirtation!! Awesome

Kateri said...

A beautiful depiction of february...love this poem.

janaki nagaraj said...

beautiful

Dhemz said...

how wonderful!