Thursday, February 6, 2014

Like Sugar on Snow




A local winter festival near Quebec, Canada


At first, ideas flow slowly

drip…
           drip…
                      drip…

mere drops in a bucket
collect into words
to be drizzled onto
               snow
                      white
                              page...

where we might taste and savor
           relish the flavor
                      of each
                               new
                                     bite.

© Ginny Brannan 2014

Invited by my friend Joe Hesch to visit Heather Grace Stewart's "Take Ten Thursday: Writing Prompt" at Where Butterflies Go. Loved the image and sweet memories of childhood in Vermont it brought back, couldn't resist a visit!! Mmmm…can still taste that sugar on snow!! Also sharing at IGWRT Finding your Creative Space. Thanks for inviting me, Margaret.

Sharing just a few more images of sugaring in my neck of the woods here in Massachusetts:
Gathering Sap



South Hadley Sugar Shack, full steam!
Boiling down sap into syrup

8 comments:

  1. mmmm that would be so good..have been to several maple syrup festivals before....watched the trees drain into the buckets and them cook it off...

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  2. I really like this, Ginny. This would also fit in with Kerry's challenge over at the Garden, I think. "Find Your Creative Space"

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  3. you conjured up memories of my youth... :) and inspired me to put maple syrup on the agenda...

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  4. Just the place to put your poem, Ginny. Then read word by word, thought by thought, all sugary and nice.
    ..

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  5. This is a perfect response to an examination of the birth of poetry. Such an interesting glimpse at Canadian culture - I'm assuming that is maple syrup - it looks delicious.

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  6. I love the idea of "drizzling words". I also remember being fascinated by the Laura Ingalls Wilder books - there is a chapter that they do this very same thing.

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  7. Oh, goodness! Looks delicious!

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Thank you for reading my poetry and sharing your thoughts.