Hide and Seek

I caught a whiff of spring yesterday ~
Efforts to capture its fleeting essence
Were for naught.
Freshness escorted by bird ballads
replaced by cold rain and squally winds.

Winds threaten spring again today ~
We are enrobed by a diaphanous cape of fog.
Spring plays hide and seek
But I will keep looking ~
even if I have to count to one thousand and sixty-two.

Published in: on April 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm  Comments (13)  
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Frozen Souls

 

Sadness permeates

Frozen winter souls

A warm thaw of hope

Melts the core ~

Published in: on January 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm  Comments (25)  
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Frightening Cold

 

Icicles frozen

Mid-drip; mid-winter stretches

Hostile tentacles.

Published in: on January 6, 2014 at 3:34 pm  Comments (33)  
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Cold by any other name is Cold!

Icycles

Icycles (Photo credit: patricia_schaffer)

Outrageously cold

Bloody freaking freezing cold

A cold of many faces

Published in: on January 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm  Comments (34)  
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Sometime You Just Have to Have Faith

English: A snow covered path at Hawkbatch, Wyr...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Snow crisp underfoot

Leaves no tracks; no evidence

That Santa was here

Published in: on December 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm  Comments (12)  
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Simple Pleasures

Cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream

Cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The chill in my bones

Is warmed by hot chocolate

Whipped cream on my nose

Published in: on December 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm  Comments (27)  
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Brrrrrr

Cold Hill

Cold Hill (Photo credit: Fred Jackson)

Bracing cold winds blow

Sun hides, peeking out shyly

Embrace November

Published in: on November 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm  Comments (26)  
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Winter Kept at Bay ~ For Now

November

November (Photo credit: Cape Cod Cyclist)

Mid-November chill

Sunshine melts iced frost caked world

Winter ransom paid

Published in: on November 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm  Comments (19)  
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Miserable

Noses

Noses (Photo credit: robynejay)

Throat sore and raw edged

Head overcast, clogged proboscis

Cold chills tingling spine

Published in: on November 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm  Comments (48)  
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Spring?

Spiral Birds and Blooms: 2nd Chiyogami Series

Spiral Birds and Blooms (Photo credit: so_jeo)

1.

Mid-March hesitates

Lion yawning, lamb awaits

Spring plays hide and seek.

2.

Precipitation

Mixed snow and rain, icy cold

Where is soft sweet spring?

3.

True bliss is patience

Icicles will drip and melt

Giving way to blooms.

Published in: on March 15, 2013 at 7:41 pm  Comments (52)  
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