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                                                                              Winter

                                     

Ripple upon ripple
stirs the muddy puddle;
winter rain.

Cynthia


Early winter;
Snow sticks to just one side
Of the grass tufts.

Donna


An icy wind
howling across the lake--
the screech of gulls.

Adelaide


Barely dark;
The owl's hoot muffled
By the snow.

Donna


Raising the blind
to another grey day;
the long winter.

Cynthia


Winter break;
the school playground
filled with geese.

Kim


A winter evening;
without a sound the snow falls
through the lamppost light.

Frans


Arriving;
every road opens
to snow peaks.

Wendy


Winter;
Through a tear in a hollow tree--
Blue sky.

Donna


The adobe hearth--
The fire light flickers in
A glass robin.

MaryJane


Snow covers
The sold farm;
This crescent moon.

Donna


The back porch--
Ice and mud mingle
In the boot tray.

MaryJane

A hard frost;
the crack in the flower-pot
grows longer.

Cerridwen


That lighter patch--
could it be the moon?
A foggy night.

Cerridwen


Almost December;
The snowflakes begin
So quietly.

MaryJane


Winter's arrival;
The clank of wind chimes
Sheathed in ice.

Donna


A winter flood;
Beside the old cemetery,
Driftwood rests.

Donna


How still--
The white birches
In new snow.

MaryJane


Neighbors;
Two spots of grass
In the snow.

Ami Shecter


Winter wind;
Dusk flashes between the vanes
Of the windmill.

Donna