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Prairie Cold

The Southern Hemisphere basks in heat and drought while we deal with frozen pipes, hoarfrost, chilling wind, rain, and winter beauty … A PRAIRIE COLD hours after sun dies in ice stars glitter from white ground           maples crisp with frost … Continue reading

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3 Ice Haiku

We’ve been in a deep freeze for days. I’ve enjoyed huddling over the computer,  or a wood-stove, and considering the world from inside. We keep the birds fed and hope they are warm too …   a white chair                                  caught … Continue reading

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Homeless senryu

People on the street, homeless, jobless … how do they manage? Living in tents or shacks, wet, cold, hungry. The homeless are a real concern for me, for municipalities and, at last possibly, national politicians … loose change in his … Continue reading

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Winter Park

January, named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions, has the garnet for birthstone, the cottage pink for birth flower. And January is National Thank You month: time to say ‘thank you’ for gifts, for the old year, and … Continue reading

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Cold Swim

There are those who run and leap into the water with shouted joy. And there are those, like me, who take it one millimetre at a time … COLD SWIM inching step by step                               I feel my way from one … Continue reading

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Ecstatic Angels

One of those evenings when the only thing to do is to go out and play in the snow. Be children all over again …. A ECSTATIC ANGELS                                          I lie in the snow swishing wondrous arcs with arms and legs … Continue reading

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Homeless Haiku

November and the days are drawing in, it’s getting colder, and the homeless are watching for hot-air grates, dryer vents, to keep them warm. Shelters are filling up and all I can do is give to the local Food Bank … Continue reading

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