Poetry

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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