connecting the snowy streambanks
is already green
Published by Dave Bonta
I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. My books of poetry include FAILED STATE: HAIBUN, ICE MOUNTAIN: AN ELEGY, BREAKDOWN: BANJO POEMS, and ODES TO TOOLS. View all posts by Dave Bonta
startling haiku–i like it very much. the photo is beautiful, but seems a frightening crossing!
Thanks. It was kind of scary, both tilted and slippery, and the trail petered out on the other side.
Really love this photo. It is a perfect illustration for the saying by Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav: “The whole world is nothing but a very narrow bridge. The main thing is to not to frighten ourselves unnecessarily” ie. to separate real fears from anxieties which are often self-produced. I see you give permission to reuse it with attribution which is very kind of you, however, how would I go about copying it so that I can post it on my blog? Thanking you in advance, Toby
Thanks for the comment. It is annoying the way this theme doesn’t allow one to view the image file seperately through the right-click menu. If your blog is on WordPress.com, the Reblog button in the top bar should work, shouldn’t it? Otherwise, use this: https://woodratphotohaiku.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/footbridge.jpg?w=800&h=525