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                                                                         Dark Clouds

                                    

 

Dark clouds
drifting low in the sky;
frost on the wind.

Cynthia


Frost on the wind;
the crow's flight crossing
a window of white.

Wendy


A window of white;
scraping a hole in the frost
the maple shines golden.

Adelaide


The maple shines golden
In a grove of barren limbs;
The chill!

Donna


The chill;
a red sun settles
into the ash.

Wendy


The ash;
embers glowing brightly
in this fading light.

Cynthia


In the fading light,
The old dog wobbles
Through a doorway.

Donna
 

Through a doorway,
a whiff of decaying leaves
in the morning dampness.

Adelaide
 

In the morning dampness
a starling calls somewhere;
choosing the black coat.

Wendy


Choosing the black coat,
The widow's breath curls
Towards the moon.

Donna


Towards the moon,
billowing wood smoke;
the cool of evening.

Cynthia


The cool of evening--
a hint of spiced apples
from a house.

Adelaide

 

summer hokkai-Blackberry blossoms

winter hokkai--From pine to pine

A spring hokkai--Seen, Then Not Seen

Strands of Lobelia--a summer hokkai

The Mallard's Wake--a summer hokkai

Red Leaves--an autumn hokkai