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Day 19 “Fireworks” (#BlogFlash2012 #Haiku No.10)

Alaskan New Year

Sparklers clutched tight in thick gloves

Colors in winter

Day 19 "Fireworks" (#BlogFlash2012 #Haiku No.10)

Cold Colorful Haiku- Fireworks 


When I hear or read the word Fireworks, part of me goes back to my youth where I would have all the glorious pyromaniac moments on the beach building rocket launchers with aluminum siding and risking a finger or two with the cherry bombs from the reservations. But as much as I am nostalgic I also feel the creeping of winter in my bones. With 21 hours of daylight around the 4th of July there is just not enough night to bother using them. 

New Years eve is our big fireworks show. Where people drive in from miles away to watch the show at UAF. It is usually a huge event with folks coming in from the bush and throughout the Tundra. With a state twice the size of Texas you can image the traffic jams. Thankfully we locals know to X-Country in from our cabins and watch from the ridge. January 1st is not the coldest time of year, usually around -20F, so it is usually tolerable. This last year it was -41F so it made our evening more challenging. Sparkler play even harder. This image is actually for our Sparktacular Event to celebrate 50 years of statehood in 2009.  It was only around -18F that night and the University hosts the fireworks we have no matter what the celebration is. 

I missed a week and though I had to take a break due to health reasons, I still want to post all the haiku’s I had written later this week for Day 12-18. Thanks for coming by! 

What comes to mind when you hear Fireworks?

#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts

#BlogFlash2012 Challenge 30 days, 30 prompts, 30 posts. Every day there will be a different image/word prompt to inspire your writing, which could be anything from flash fiction to a real life anecdote.

I have chosen to do the majority as Haiku responses and 10×10 poems. I will spend no more than 15 minutes on either. (The 10×10 poems -10 minutes of writing with 5 minutes of editing, and  the Haiku’s done in under 5 minutes. This is my own personal challenge).

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  1. Stunning, words and photo. Winter fireworks against a cold sky x.
    Show me some love!

  2. Beautiful! It’s hard to imagine so much cold. I live in San Antonio, Texas where the heat and humidity are the antithesis of your climate. But, we celebrate New Years with fireworks, too.
    Show me some love!


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