Poetry Friday: Trembling Firsts

Poetry Stretch this week is about “firsts” for the new year.  A first for me is the discovery of Haiku Bones.  It provides a weekly prompt much like One Single Impression but for the haiku in all of us. 

Two poems came to mind.  One is in honor of the 20 years since I met my husband.

winter’s first snowflakes
dance the twirl-a-whirl  at dawn
hummingbirds tremble

seek refuge from cold
hidden in branches


first trembling kiss
mountains and valleys the paths
a twenty year journey 

Great Kid Books is hosting Poetry Friday.  Haiku Bones list many responses to “trembling”.   The Miss Rumphius Effect is writing poems about “firsts”.

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7 Responses to Poetry Friday: Trembling Firsts

  1. oops! What I meant to say was Wow, you conveyed such a long journey in so few WORDS!

  2. wow, you conveyed a long journey in so few years.

  3. Kelly says:

    Love the twirl-a-whirl!

  4. Mountains and valleys, indeed. We just celebrated a 20 year milestone, too!

  5. Nancy Bea says:

    Oh so beautiful! That first kiss…trembling (or fumbling as the case may be) and look where it has led!

  6. Sandy says:

    I like them both!

    What can be better than kisses and snowflakes?

  7. Lisa Nowak says:

    Have you heard of Haiku very much? A friend of mine runs it and she sends out a weekly challenge:

    Love the snowflakes dancing the tilt-a-whirl. What a great image.

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