sunday verses #14

3 MORE HAIKU 


Framing seasons three
Winter starts and ends the year
Annual bookends

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A breath of warm air
She comes around the mountain
Chase Winter away

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She pushes forth life
Her pungent verdant bower
Earth's labour's give birth

SUNDAY VERSES #13

3 WINTER HAIKU

Winter ice on trees
glitters like festive tinsel
under morning sun

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When days are shorter
fiercely blows the winter wind
piling snow in drifts

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Frigid air on skin
Persistent chill burrows deep
Winter wet and cold

sunday verses #6

POEM FOR LATE AUTUMN (*composition date unknown most likely sometime between 2007-2009)

Skeletal beauty
Parade of bones
Rooted in mire
Grasping heaven

A bridge between divine and profane

Waiting for winters blanket 
Redemption in white
Covering past sins
Peace and rest in a season of sleep

*while I don't remember when this was written I do know it was inspired by a line "snow falling, falling like forgiveness from the sky" in the song "Darling Christmas is Coming" by Over The Rhine from the album SNOW ANGELS (2006)
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