WINTER 2018

hawk dives
winter through

every organ

 

more butter

under frying eggs
the cold calf's cry

 

mother's milk –

a machine drinks

in the dark

 

William Keckler

 

 

heavy draught

in the pound nets

All Souls’ Day

 

Radostina Dragostinova

 

 

late evening
the snow now deeper
than the dog

twilight
the winter oak full
of starlings

 

Ben Moeller-Gaa

 

 

all the birds' lost songs autumn wind  

 

Olivier Schopfer

 

 

snow clouds

a wasp nest weighs

on a shagbark limb

 

below a dead tree

snow untouched

by the wind

 

owl call …

the coldness of gloves

outside overnight

 

paul m.

 

 

all the dreams
I shared with you
childhood swing

the half-life
of painkillers
autumn branches

 

Christina Sng

 

 

smoke break...

a water strider skimming

the frog pond

 

Aaron Barry

 

 

mandolin strains

what stars make

of a river

 

Anna Cates

 

 

all day

   rain dripping off

      the weather vane

 

the coyote's tail

           disappearing

      into sage

 

Carl Mayfield

 

 

bumble bees

the undertone

of summer

 

may day

beyond the bunting

a cuckoo call

 

Mike Moule

 

 

the pelt of a fetal lamb freshly fallen snow

 

Réka Nyitrai

spring rain

passing the door

of your empty room

 

Barbara Tate

 

 

mist

turns to frost

cattle gone

 

Helen Buckingham

 

 

a stray pup's ears

appear and disappear…

butterflies in the field

 

Kyle Sullivan

 

 

full moon
half of me
still sad

winter shadows gather dust
cold slippers

holding on
by frozen threads
last leaves

 

Erin Castaldi 

 

 

heavy snow –

her silence

in my bones

 

Goran Gatalica

 

 

a line of dolls

in the fishing boat

winter moon

 

Lucy Whitehead

 

 

invisible now

to the late commuters− 

 sea gull under snow

 

after the stars

 have all been taken down

 ladders in the cold

 

morning beach

the missing eye

of the sea bass

 

Judson Evans

 

 

the milky way

a part of me

seeps out of her

 

Dan Salontai

 

 

a deep caw inside the sound spring rain

 

Elmedin Kadric 

 

 

waiting

for the rose parade

all night jigsaw

 

Kath Abela Wilson

 

 

in an umbrella

       he carries his world...

       roadside seller

 

Shreya Narang

 

 

at dawn

a cat wails –

loneliness

 

hazy day

slowly coming into focus

hot air balloon

 

Bob Carlton

 

 

thaw...

so much water

in her footprints

 

Nikolay Grankin

 

 

wingspan

of a nighthawk—                

moon shadows

 

Marilyn Fleming

 

 

desert oak
the many shapes
of stillness

 

Isabel Caves

 

 

outside the window

a drizzle of autumn leaves...

a verse miscarries

 

Srinivas S

 

 

late light

slipping from

magpie's wing

 

Alexander Wharton

 

 

long night

I burn the quilt

for a louse

 

Guliz Mutlu

 

 

unsettled

the morning dew

on the spider web

 

Joanna Ashwell

 

 

wind cry

the last leaves

carried off

 

Connor McDonald

 

 

High in mountains

Bitter cold

Walking

 

Mollie Scourfield

 

 

Balcony railing –

Five pigeons watch

As an eagle hovers

 

Richa Sharma

first light

through a squeeze stile

deer tracks in mud

 

princess pines

on the shady side

fallen stone wall

 

canal lock

a backup

of oak leaves

 

through the cries

of migrating geese

a rooster

 

paul m.

 

 

her voice catching

the sudden shift

in the stars

 

moonset

the dark edges caught

in the cat's yowling

 

Beverly Acuff Momoi

 

 

forest trail

a torn owlet’s wing

slick with spittle

 

Mark Miller

 

 

stiff breeze...
a ribboned swell unfurls
to filigree

kestrel...
a wisp of morning mist
meanders
     
cudyll...
cudyn o niwl
ar grwydr

 

John Rowlands

 

 

dusk in the valley

forcing me to return

– autumn deepens

 

Goran Gatalica

 

 

the moment

the fog disappears

passes

 

high

over hay bales

hawk thermals

 

the lee side

of a long cape

shallow shadows

 

Brad Bennett

 

 

I dig a hole
for the stillborn kitten…
winter stars

 

John McManus

 

 

ar hyd y ffordd

blas y glaw mân

a mwyar duon

 

along the way

the taste of drizzle

and blackberries

 

Thomas Powell

 

 

too fast
to read the station’s name –
buddleia

 

Sandra Simpson

 

 

winter walk silence's white breath

 

on my own –

a hole in the ice

gathers fowl

 

fresh snow

the sheep's blood

blackens in the bucket

 

Adrian Bouter

 

 

a butterfly

opens its wings

comma

 

Mark Gilbert

 

 

First day of summer  

the weatherboard house 

without him

 

Robbie Coburn

 

 

ginger sky

the last kernel crackling

in the crow’s beak

 

the coldness

of a prayer stone…

steady drizzle

 

Anna Cates

 

 

bitter wind

the backyard elm

sheds its last leaf

 

Jay Friedenberg

 

 

spring sunrise

the long shadows cast

by the Doric columns

 

lake breeze

the quietude of

a defibrillator

 

Bruce H. Feingold

 

 

Powerlines –
water droplets
shaken off one bird
land on another

 

Martin Pedersen

 

 

fallen petals

all the wrong turns

to the shore

 

Perry L. Powell

 

 

through the water

my paddle cuts

a thousand stars

  

into an empty sky

         floats

the cawing of crows

 

Michael Kozubek

 

 

a stray dog waits

outside the precincts —

Harvest Moon

 

Barnabas I. Adeleke

 

 

chimes tying the wind in notes

 

tree gone

sky redistributing

its weight

 

Laurie Greer

 

 

in the gold light

the bowed heads of sunflowers—

a lone hawk circling

 

Elaine Wilburt

 

 

fingertips 

graze your cheek

receding wave

 

Ross Neher

 

 

winter solstice
kittens follow mum
into squall

 

Husain Abdulhay

 

 

bus shelter

his reverberating

heel

 

Owen Bullock

 

 

the silent sky

in deep furrows

a flock of sparrows

 

Mile Lisica

 

 

first snow...

the old katana

glistens

 

Agus Maulana Sunjaya

 

 

Winter drizzle

a sparrow closes his eyes

in anticipation

 

Padmini Krishnan

 

 

midnight sun

I cover my eyes

with your hand

 

Engin Gülez

 

 

waning crescent

the last letter from you

I never read

 

Jane Williams 

 

 

picnic

bee swimming

in my cider 

 

Agnieszka Filipek

 

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