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Winter Solstice & Micro-Seasons

Hi, in his blog this week, , Mark tell us we have entered the micro-season of “The Common Self-Heal Sprouts”, the first micro-season of the mini-season Winter Solstice.

It isn’t about the Christmas ‘sprout’ as I thought when I read it 🙂 but refers to a plant from the mint family.

So Mark invites us to to write a haiku or senryu that references plants in winter, I’m a bit late with this one, Christmas and all that!


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

10 thoughts on “Winter Solstice & Micro-Seasons

  1. Rose hips are perfect for this season! This haiku makes me want to go out and check the rose bushes in my yard and see if there are any rose hips out there covered by snow. Thanks for sharing! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for the next one!

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  2. Someday, I may attempt to make wine from the rose hips – for these early years as my wild roses settle in, take off and provide ever more seedlings to transplant elsewhere? I harvest enough for winter teas and share with the birds in need during winter – there is one, that so often shows up at the one near my kitchen window – it ‘feels’ like the same, one! and thus, my most abundant wild rose – is harvested the least – I’ve grown to wait for that bird’s visit – there is just something about her left side wing – the way it doesn’t match the other side – that let’s me know it is Her! The loss of Grandfather Robin, the one with lame leg and grey feathers on his right side, back in 2020 – no wait? was it 2021? left me bereft! And so, I know not her species, or what happened to her, but when she perches an eats – ? My heart swells – the making of rose hip wine, can wait – I figure! ❤ this post –

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      1. ahh well – was living off of homemade rhubarb fermentations for awhile – but got busy with ‘cyberland’ work and didn’t water the rhubarb – and thus, well – waiting for rhubarb to come back to healthy bounty – LOL after the 2 years ago I messed up and didn’t pay attention on harvest/splitting watering, etc…sigh – it is all, what it is!

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