Friday, March 09, 2007


Stewart at House of Sternberg has issued a challenge. He calls it "an assignment." We are to create something which has to do with renewal, and since I am writing haiku tonight, here is my offering:

bare bones of winter
trees, one crocus in the snow
you'll love me again


Stewart Sternberg said...

"You'll love me again." Very nice...hopeful. Thanks Hearts. I will make sure to post this next Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Ah, renewal.

This is beautiful, HinSF, simply beautiful.

The Moon Topples said...

I bow to your superior haiku skill. Incredibly nice.

Pickled Olives said...

Nice Haiku. Makes me feel a little warmer, ready to kick off the winter chill.

furiousBall said...

Wow this was incredible. This could have been my mantra while my wife and I went through our separation between September to January (we're together now and things are great). She does love me again. Thanks for this.

JR's Thumbprints said...

This certainly is all about renewal. I can't wait for the warm weather.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I knew I could come in under 1000 words if I tried.


Thank you. Simply thank you.


Definitely not superior. In fact, yours reminded me how much I love haiku and inspired me to try a few.


Glad I could help.


I'm so happy for you both. I love happy endings.


You've had a really severe winter, but it's almost over. Hang in there.

Cece said...

That's such a pretty picture!

heartinsanfrancisco said...


They're such brave little flowers.

The Law Fairy said...

Beautiful picture, beautiful haiku. And well paired!

There's something to be said for the beauty of simplicity.

thethinker said...

Great picture/haiku combination, especially the last line.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Law Fairy,

I never met a flower I didn't like.


Many thanks!

meno said...

That really is affecting.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


:<) !

Kate S said...


heartinsanfrancisco said...


Thank you for reading it!

Susan Miller said...

I am drawn to most anything that speaks of hope. Beautiful.

gugon said...

Remarkable that so few words can convey so much. The line "You'll love me again" is so unexpected and so full of meaning and power - the haiku is like a little window into another world.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


So am I. Luckily, there is always hope. It comforts our present while it fuels our dreams.

Thanks for your visit.


Thank you for coming by, too.

I love haiku for so many reasons, one of which is that the last sentence is usually surprising.

etain_lavena said...

so strong and powerful, like it alot:)

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I'm so glad. Thank you for your most welcome visit.

Travis said...

The haiku itself is beautiful; combined with the picture, it is uplifting and spiritual.

There is a certainty in the hopefulnes of renewal.

Thanks for sharing that.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Thank you and your lupine alter ego for visiting me, and for your so-nice comments.