Rapid Thaw

Rapid thaw.
Snow melt flowing down the hill,
chuckling like a mountain stream
along the gutter and down the drain.

* * *

Early flowering primrose
shakes off her snowy duvet,
plumps up her pretty petals;
Spring is on the way.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Two stones today – the thaw has come so quickly I can’t keep up! The first one should really have been an extra yesterday afternoon. Today, apart from lingering in a few isolated patches, the snow has melted away.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 11:36:47

    I like ‘chuckling’!


  2. kayakingcaldwell
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 13:42:30

    Libby-I enjoyed reading your small stones and your beautiful perception of nature and life. I’ll be sure to check back!


  3. Dana
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 13:55:16

    “chuckling” It’s what small brooks do, but I never had just the right word to describe it. This is perfect! The image of the primrose “plumping” the petals is a great image. Thank you for sharing these!!


  4. Summer
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 17:29:08


    I’ve nominate you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Congratulations!
    Enjoy : )


    Sweet greetings, Summer


  5. Jeff
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 20:44:26

    “Chuckling like a mountain stream.” I love that line. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. julespaige
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 21:40:47

    Most of our snow is gone too. We are supposed to have another ‘warm spell’ mid week. I hope the weather doesn’t confuse the plants too much.
    I like your primrose plumping out of their duvet ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. ElizOF
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 21:49:52

    We had some snow with ice fall… I look forward to the thaw… Enjoyed this. ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. purehaiku
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 13:20:25

    love the optimism and hope for spring – I really hope you’re right!


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