Winter shelters (haibun) Carpe Diem HK #533, Forest

Today the prompt is "forest" at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Here is a beautiful haiku by our host of Carpe Diem:

listen to the wind
that moves through the forests -
buzzing mosquitos

© Chèvrefeuille

(c) Olivier Gagnon '14
I was trying to remember times I was deep in a forest besides camping. Then I recalled times when I used to cross country ski in the mountains...not huge ones, mind you...more hills...Mount St Bruno was such a lovely place to hike, snow shoe and ski. It has alpine skiing too even if it is a tiny mountain; it is lit up atnight and only 15 minutes from downtown Montreal. So that`s pretty cool. 
My favourite place to cross country was in Rougemont, where my son actually lives now.  You go up up up for a long time.  But you do get in the forest quick enough and can shed a few layers of sweaters under that winter wind breaker.  It is a great place to just sit  and admire the scenery. And once you get high enough, then you go down down down for a long is not too steep so the descent is really lovely. 

Cross country
 against strong winds
forest shelters

(c) Tournesol '14-08-08


  1. :-) love you're new blog ... now I've some back reading to do! A great Haibun.

  2. Actually all my poems here are on Cher Shares as well. Today I am starting to simply put the link on WP to wean off slowly. I like your idea of putting a summary of your day's writing, Georgia. It does help to read on my phone...very helpful! I may piggy back on that idea later or just do it for Stigma and Cher Shares, that way I won't have to post on both. Tu es vraiment une personne avec des idés géniales!


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