Breakfast Before Their School‘s Mid-Terms

03 Apr

          In the foothills of New Hampshire, on the threshold of the White Mountains, the sun began to warm the valley. The warm spring morning sprayed glistening frost into fog. Another growing up season had passed. The children were getting dressed with some apprehension.

            I looked out the kitchen window and I could smell, feel spring, and see it lightly, loftily, taking its place. The morning greeted me with multiple shadows getting more confident and larger behind cereal bowls and warm buttered coffee cake.

Budding on branches

Spring’s new born generation

Peaks beyond shadow

dVerse~ Haibun Monday: The Shadow Knows 4/3/2017


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21 responses to “Breakfast Before Their School‘s Mid-Terms

  1. Singledust

    April 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    you live in such a beautiful place, I can almost inhale the crisp air from your words. your haiku hols much hope for spring and a new generation.

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  2. ZQ

    April 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Nice to see you my friend.


  3. kaykuala h

    April 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Ordinary happenings but the kids grew up fast!


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  4. aka_andrea

    April 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I have been away from writing for a while. Your words remind me why I love words so much! I’d love a piece of warm buttered coffee cake too 🙂

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  5. ladynyo

    April 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

    All of this is so lovely, ZQ. My family originally came from the White Mountains area. This was perfection in my understanding. Lovely.

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  6. maria

    April 4, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Ah, coffee please!!

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  7. Sumana Roy

    April 4, 2017 at 5:57 am

    “Spring’s new born generation / Peaks beyond shadow” this…much warmth and love here 🙂

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  8. dsnake1

    April 4, 2017 at 3:40 am

    this is beautiful.
    a very good morning…

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  9. kim881

    April 4, 2017 at 2:58 am

    I enjoyed this haibun and especially like the image of spring ‘lightly, loftily, taking its place’ in the foothills of New Hampshire, and the way you have linked it to the next generation., I wouldn’t mind some of that warm buttered coffee cake!

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  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    April 4, 2017 at 12:07 am

    This is how a morning should be.

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  11. purplepeninportland

    April 3, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    ‘peaks beyond shadow’ – Such a lovely line.

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  12. Paul F. Lenzi

    April 3, 2017 at 11:15 pm


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  13. frankhubeny

    April 3, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I liked the personification of those shadows getting more confident checking out the cereal boxes and cake.

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  14. Grace

    April 3, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    I love how spring is taking a foothold gradually and increasingly, even over breakfast ~

    Also love this line: Peaks beyond shadow ~

    Take care ZQ ~

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  15. wolfsrosebud

    April 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    So liked the generations like buds. The opening line is captivating.

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  16. paul scribbles

    April 3, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    An everyday scene set to the song of shadow. Beautiful.

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  17. jillys2016

    April 3, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    “Another growing up season had passed…” Fabulous line, filled with unspoken emotion. Cool blog – love the leather 🙂 Jilly

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  18. Beverly Crawford

    April 3, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    An ordinary morning made magic by your words. The haiku is wonderful as well, and speaks for warm Spring days to come. Well said.

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  19. Jane Dougherty

    April 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Spring, children growing, shaking off the winter shadows—lovely!

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  20. erbiage

    April 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    This is beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. kanzensakura

    April 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I do like the shadows grwing more confident! I imagine it is still cold up where you are. The haiku is beautiful and full of hope.

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