Saturday, December 31, 2022

A Last Gift


to see  

waxing gibbous moon  

a last gift  


arms raised  

waving goodbye to one year  

hello to a new 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Solstice Shadows

pine trees
rise above sparkling snow drifts
solstice shadows

* * * * *

pine tree needles
blow across snow cover
rabbit tracks

Garden Fairy Wears A Crown


garden fairy
wears a crown of snow
waits for spring

Monday, December 26, 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Winter Solstice

solstice clouds
overhead … open to drop
Christmas presents

* * * * *

solstice morning/
nine inches of fresh snow/
what a gift

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Snow Feathered Cardinals


snow feathered cardinals
fly from feeder to feeder
bird seed loading
* * * * *

Like athletes doing ”carb loading” before an event, 
I think the birds are getting ready for the next three or four days of snow storms. 

Sunday, December 18, 2022



Santa’s visit  

on Christmas Eve  

milk and cookies




when there were  

party dresses that twirled  

red lipstick  


roller skater  

races around the school  

light-hearted learning 

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Each Snowflake a Poem


ev’ry winter snowstorm
produces a haiku prompt
each snowflake a poem

Haiku on 1,000th day of The Daily Haiku


thousands of words  

written over one thousand days  

in a dozen languages  


as we bake cookies
talk of exercise programs
next year

* * * * *

ev’ry winter snowstorm
produces a haiku prompt
each snowflake a poem

* * * * *
different years
at distant miles
who was that person

* * * * *

back in the day
body in lockdown … mind a
world traveler

Friday, December 16, 2022

Universal Words


no words to describe
winter wonderland

* * * * *

universal language
children laugh and scream
sliding in the snow

Thursday, December 15, 2022



the sound of thunder in a
winter snowstorm


Winter weather lesson 101 “thundersnow”

Wednesday, December 14, 2022



midnight snowflakes  

blur farthest lamplight  

closest star  


another day ends  

streetlight turns on routinely  

wondrous starlight 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Found a Full Moon


bidding hello  

the absence forgotten  

friendships found again  




blanket found  

warm again  


opens the curtain  

to find a full moon  

birthday gift glows 

Monday, December 12, 2022

Hands Are Full

  petrichor   heavy in the air   fills our hands