Winter Haiku

by Ann Robbins Talbot

Crisp sub-zero air
No escape from swirling wind
Down, fleece, fur protect

Gliding over ice
Ruddy cheeks and flashing blades
Hold my hand in yours

Sit near the fireplace
Red, orange, gold flames send warmth
Comfort to cold feet

Fresh fallen whiteness
Marshmallow Fluff on stone walls
Covering dark earth

The dark of the moon
Splinters of light in the sky
Late night star-gazing

Smooth snowy expanse
Broken by tracks in thin trails
Deer forage for food

Liquid glass dripping
Lengthening with every drop
Glistening at noon

February 6, 2009

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