Monday, December 17, 2007

A Kind of Beauty



revealed
nestled in a tree
empty bird's nest

This year I am enjoying the welcome of winter as it reveals things normally unseen - like the beauty in spotting a bird's nest or the subtle hint of brown, red and golden hues. I now understand the metaphor of going inward during the darkened days while finding the beauty within.

This is in gracious response to One Deep Breath. This week's topic is A Kind of Beauty.

16 comments:

tumblewords said...

Nice photo and thoughtful words. Winter is a kind of surrender to the inner...hibernation of sorts, I guess. Nice post!

Sandy Carlson said...

Winter reveals so many of Nature's secrets! There is a loneliness about it because, as you say, the nest is empty. Your poem and the image offer some consolation--it is really something that we are here to see it.
Writing in Faith

polona said...

winter is a relentless time but there's also beauty in it.
well done!

Janice Thomson said...

Oh! I like this! There is beauty in everything if we just look for it. Winter offers a great time for inward reflections. Excellent.

paisley said...

how insightful for you to have found such simple beauty,,, i really liked this....

Jodi Barone said...

I think that when we sit quietly with ourselves we are able to better see all of the life around us. Soon, even when the leaves of spring return, we hear more clearly the nesltings, and in their calling to their mother, see their nest. Thanks for your thoughtful post.
jodi barone

Abzdragon said...

Oh, I love birds. There is so much natural beauty in winter.

Mandy said...

lovely - it is just waiting for the return of spring

Tiffany said...

Revealed for those who look!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely haiku - and I agree with what you say - its one of my favourite things about winter. Though the birds are not so much easier to spot and recognise in the leafless trees as i always think they will be!

susan said...

And because of reading your perspective, I have a greater appreciation for the metaphor. Thank you.

Greggo said...

beauty really is found in the simplest things. nice haiku and photo!

LittleWing said...

oh, i so love that...and the photo...

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

a wonderful response to beauty ... beautiful photo and words. Peace, JP/deb

spacedlaw said...

True! Mistletoe eating at a tree, persimmons glowing in the misty cod air of December, frost lace on the surface of water...

qualcosa di bello said...

that picture is breathtaking in its stark winter beauty...& your joy in the find is beautiful too.