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The Frozen Pond and The Thaw

Updated on February 10, 2013

The Frozen Pond

The Frozen Pond
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The Frozen Pond - Haiku Poem

Embedded in ice

An eerie silence prevails

In perfect stillness

The Frozen Pond

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The Thaw

As the sun shines the thaw begins....


The dark gloomy clouds

Have drifted away

At last the sun is shining

The sky a sapphire blue

Hats and gloves

Are cast aside

As we rush out

To feel the warmth

The air is filled

With the sounds of the thaw

Drip, drip...

Slowly the snow

Melts away

Revealing our

Beautiful earth

Green shoots and buds

Waiting to burst

Into life

Spring is coming

What a joy

But -

Oh how we miss our

Winter wonderland

The Thaw

The Thaw
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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Breathtakingly beautiful photos! Your haiku describes the pond perfectly. I enjoyed the poem too. Winter can be beautiful but how I am longing for spring to arrive :)

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      Andrew Spacey 4 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Thank you for the photos and wee poems, a beautiful combination. The seasonal change is always fascinating - from the iron grip of winter to the softer touch of spring, and the birds and flowers and plants responding. Can't wait for the snowdrops to emerge!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Your photos are so amazing! Makes me wish I were right there, taking it all in. You have combined both magnificent poetry and photos. Just great!

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      Tim Mitchell 4 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Very imaginative. Thank you for sharing the stunning imagery. The two poems hug each other like a happy couple watching with experience. Even though that knowledge is known, the rediscovery warms the heart

      I feel a sense of personal thoughts regarding the past few months. I am delighted with this read, since realizing I too am thawing. Odd, I ponder not, yet more a smile . . .

      tim

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Movie Master... as I was reading this I was reminded we like the pond do go through changes in our lives.... yes even we can become frozen and need that time of rest to be rejuvenated... Great imagery... Great pictures... after this winter I have seen well hopefully we are thawing again...

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This is such a nice composition of poetry and photography. You certainly have the eye for pictures and the ear for poetry.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      This is brilliant. Haiku is great, pictures are awesome, and the poem is beautiful.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Your photos are always amazing. I love your haiku and poem. Each season has its own beauty.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I absolutely love the photos. Your poetry is the perfect mate to them. Up and awesome.

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      Gail 4 years ago from Small Town Tennessee

      Very nice. And the photos just seem to give it more life.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Wanting it both ways sounds like me...I love the winter wonderland you speak of but love too the spring that bursts forth. The photos said so much all by themselves.

      Voted up++++

      Sending you Angels this evening :) ps

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Hi, Lesley! How are you today? I hope you always fine and healthy. How lucky I am to have found this poem this morning (Indonesia time). I also love the pictures as well. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful poetry and your photography is spectacular! I am sooo ready for spring...

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susan, I saw snowdrops at the weekend, what a welcome sight!

      Many thanks for your comments.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Wonderful pics and thanks for reminding me that beneath this white blanket of snow soon spring will be on the way. Passing this on.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi chef-de-jour, yes spring is just around the corner - such an exciting time of year!

      Thank you for visiting and your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi vocalcoach, thank you for your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos and poetry!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Tim, it's good to see you, I hope all is well with you my friend, life has been pretty hectic here, but I will be over to visit with you soon.

      Take care, Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rolly, thank you for stopping by today, it's always good to see you.

      I hope life is treating you well in Canada, sending my best wishes your way, Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Mike, thank you so much!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Vinaya, thank you for visiting and your comments, they are always much appreciated!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemary, thank you so much for your lovely comments!

      Hope you have a fabulous day, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals, many thanks for your comments and stopping by today, it's much appreciated!

      Take care, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Little Grandmommy, Thanks you for stopping by and your comments, hope you have a fabulous day!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi pstraubie48, our winter wonderland was beautiful while it lasted, now the snow has thawed it's great to see the spring flowers bursting into life!

      Thank you for your comments and votes, take care and have a super day! Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Prasetio30, I am well thank you, I hope all is well with you, thank you for visiting it's always good to see you!

      Many thanks for your comments and votes, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruby, me too - it's been a long, long winter!!

      Thank you for your comments, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Gypsy Rose Lee, the snowdrops are out and the daffodils are in bud, spring is just around the corner!

      Many thanks for your comments, votes and share it's much appreciated.

      Hope you have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Kathi 4 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Cheerful sounds and sights of spring thaw in your poetic musings my dear! Loved it! Kathi :O)

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      PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      Howdy ma'am. Beautiful pictures, but I hate winter. I am getting too old and chill easy.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      wow...beautiful pix, Lesley.

      The Haiku said it all :)

      Hoping Spring comes upon us soon...cheers!

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      You so eloquently put to words what I watch today as the ice melted away to expose a daffodil breaking the earth. Lovely!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Kathi, thank you for stopping by and your comments - spring is on it's way!!!

      Take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Ruchira, yes, spring is just around the corner, I love this time of year - enjoy!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Patrick, it's always good to see you, hope you are keeping well.

      The warmer months aren't far away...

      Take care, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi picklesandrufus, I was so surprised to see everything bursting into life when the snow melted, time to get my camera out again!

      Thank you so much for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      This is the first of your work that I have read, and I am thrilled to have discovered you. I am looking forward to enjoying more.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      I think it's the most exciting time of the year when the snow melts and the soil thaws, and you hear that wonderful drip, drip. You put it so well! Voted Up and Beautiful. Awesome sapphire blues in your photo!

      Grandma Pearl

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      JayDeck 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Loved the haiku!

      -J

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello wayne, it's nice to meet you, thank you for visiting and your comments, they are much appreciated.

      Have a great day, best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi grandmapearl, Thank you so much for your comments and votes, have a wonderful day and take care.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi JayDeck, many thanks for stopping by, I'm so pleased you liked the haiku!

      Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      sparkly and so lovely! Lesley, i am jealous..havent seen one flake of snow my whole life! heheh it really looks great.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi unknown spy, we've had quite a bit of snow here in the UK the last couple of years - although it tends to bring the country to a halt, it's so beautiful to look out!

      Many thanks for your comments, best wishes Lesley

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I remember seeing the fields like this after a late winter snow. It was exciting to see how the warmer sun quickly melted the snow. Great poetic imagery and so well done.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi teaches12345, thank you for stopping by and your very kind comments, they mean a great deal to me!

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful hub Lelsey;your photos are amazing!! A Winter wonderland indeed.

      Thank you so much for sharing and I vote up,across and share all around.

      Eddy.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Eddy, thank you for stopping by, your comments, votes and share, your visits always brighten my day!

      Enjoy yours and take care, hugs Lesley

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Beautiful! I love the photos you have created and of course this poetry is awesome. Thanks for sharing, Lesley;-)

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for visiting today Thelma, it's always good to see you you, I hope all is well with you.

      Glad you enjoyed reading, take care and best wishes Lesley

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful photos and great poems. Icy pond, cracks and disappears as the sun shines!! Voted up.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Vellur, thank you for stopping by, your comments and votes.

      I am so pleased you enjoyed the photos and poems.

      Enjoy your weekend, best wishes Lesley

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Really beautiful pictures and they match the verse perfectly!!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for stopping by Audrey and your comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures and poem.

      Have a wonderful day, best wishes Lesley

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful poetry from the heart an beautiful photos. Again, thanks for sharing your special talents with us!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for visiting suzette, your very kind comments are much appreciated.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Sueswan 3 years ago

      Hi Lesley,

      I see the frozen pond melting into your beautiful warm words. Stunning photography.

      Best wishes,

      Sue

      Voted up and away

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      Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Sue, thank you for stopping by, your comments and votes, it's always good to see you, hope all is well with you.

      Best wishes Lesley

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