Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday 160 - Too Late Warm

Standing alone
gnarled and bent
in the freezing cold.
Wind cutting to the core.
Waiting for Spring’s
healthy green coat
that too late
would warm freezing limbs.
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If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post Sunday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.
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21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

heading off this AM to hike the peaks to watch the sunrise...i have a very heavy coat but the trees will probably make me shiver now...

joanny said...

Beautiful tree, love the gnarly look and love your 160.



have a lovely Sunday.

joanny

evalinn said...

Nice 16 MonkeyMan! Mine is up too! :-)

Have a great Sunday!

5thsister said...

I loved this one Mr. Monkey! We are fortunate that our trees have begun to bud already!

I am heading into work but thought I would try to participate today. My 160 can be found HERE

Jinksy said...

My 160 have been chiselled out for you! LOL

Jinksy said...

Oops! A link would have helped!!!
HERE

Tabor said...

Wow, I am back and it IS winter here at your post. Brrrr.

Me said...

I too wait for spring. More snow overnight. Brrr.

Love the tree photo. Bare trees always call to me, their character shines through when they are naked. And yes, I know that sounded weird! :)

I managed to get in on the game this week, my 160 is up.
-C

G-Man said...

Gnarly....

I Played.

Autumnforest said...

Ow! I take it spring hasn't sprung there yet. Nice imagery.

Alice Audrey said...

Hopefully not too late. It's been a hard winter, but surely most trees will live.

Mine is up.

avoid the clap said...

Are we all not like that tree this winter, standing out in the cold waiting anxiously for winter? I think you spoke for all of us here.

Here's my debut into the 160 world.

Matty said...

Ah yes my friend. My freezing limbs are waiting for the warmth of spring too. I am not a winter person.

avoid the clap said...

Seems as though I'm the only one who wrote a micro-narrative. Maybe one day, when I'm feeling saucy, I will try a poem.

Monkey Man said...

ATC - Poem or narrative...doesn't matter. Those who don't read your narrative are missing a great laugh today.

Doctor FTSE said...

Hi, Monkey Man. I have posted a response to your challenge HERE. I'm sure there will be better ones . . .

Possum said...

...and today I got busy planting 26 little Leylandii trees that hold all the promise of a new season.
Of course even gardening can have its woes...
Mine is here

Adsila said...

great visionery.... the tree is very creepy.

Caty said...

great picture...the tree makes me feel sad

Pheromone Girl said...

I like the tree picture. Winter is far from over.

Marla said...

Love this, MM. The tree looks like a woman running. Then again, I may be very tired.