WINTER 2021-22

 

Early Winter

 

light rain

words trickle 

onto the page

Jackie Chou

guavas

the strong smell of 

winter ripening

 

Minal Sarosh

kayak lake

a hurricane swirls 

from the paddle

Kat Lehmann

 

hospice dawn

a willow disappears

in river mist

 

Maurice Nevile

morning light

touching the sea

that touches me

 

Alvin B Cruz

full day moon

river oysters

picked clean

 

Bryan Rickert

October petal rain I have everything

 

Owen Bullock

morning quiet

an old raindrop

joggles a fern

 

Hannah Mahoney

catching 

the river's song 

willow roots

 

Ben Oliver

tiered garden 

the climb

to the sage


Laurie Greer

all my stories

all my secrets

bramble patch

 

Marietta McGregor

under galaxies
stamens glowing white
on the cider gum

Kristen Lang

bend in the river

why not take the scenic route

to oblivion

 

Keith Evetts

 

the zigzag of brown creepers meandering thoughts

Debbie Strange

October flowers

the second time

I hold your hand

Ryland Li

down to puddles

the creek minnows’

universe

Bryan Rickert

apple season

the branches ache with

the weight of sky

 

Vandana Parashar

 

 

still lake 

clouds 

miles deep

 

Owen Bullock

 

some secrets 

better kept inside 

tree rings 

 

Vera Constantineau

brown leaf carpet

I learn to walk

on what came before

 

Kat Lehmann

 

 

golden fish in the lake

what we become

when dreaming

Radostina A. Dragostinova

exposed roots

his little dig

mid-eulogy

 

Mike White

 

family haveli

a spiral cobweb mends

the broken window

 

Hifsa Ashraf

 

foggy sky

a baby opens

her fist

 

Erica Goss 

 

a line of traffic honking geese head south

 

Kim Klugh

 

bent over a pine and me the ocean storm 

Bruce H. Feingold
 

autumn chill

the what might have been

of old seeds

 

Bryan Rickert

a splash

of color

wood ducks

Jeff Hoagland

 

old slave quarters

the tourist’s question

a sickle

 

Kemar Cummings

 

swells

of waves

of shorebirds

 

Brad Bennett

 

fog

the stillness trapped

in gorse hills

 

Maire Morrissey Cummins

 

 

V-sign
the way geese can fly to
another country

Dorothy Burrows

sundown

my mind puts a wolf

in the trees

 

Alan Peat

 

autumn leaves swirling whiskey round the glass

Stephen Toft

becoming dusk jackals becoming dusk

 

Hemapriya Chellappan

 

 

sunset

the bleeding edge

of things

 

Alan Peat

 

 

birdsong

the twilight moon's climb 

higher and higher

 

Richa Sharma

 

 

into dusk

a nameless mountain

in its fullness

 

Richa Sharma

in a rush of night wind the foxes yipping

Ruth Holzer

still water

a swan descends

on the moon

 

Maureen Edden

 

 

evening mist  -

the fisherman

counts his blessings

Precious Oboe

 

 

Mid Winter

 

ice forming ~

the neighbourhood cat

gives me that look

 

Mark Gilbert

not yet dawn only the yellow laburnum

 

Alaka Y

 

morning milking

the silence

between cows

 

Laurie Morrissey

 

 

solstice

a robin cracks

the dawn

 

Debbie Olson

this journey
to make alone –
the rising sun

Anannya Dasgupta

winding

into the valley mist                    

mountain ash

 

Gavin Austin

a child 

must have conjured them -

dandelions in the snow 

 

Deborah A. Bennett

 

on ice

eyes of the morning catch

cloudy

 

Alan Peat

 

goldfinches

in the white pine

corn kernels pop

Donna Fleischer

 

frozen mountain stream

the percussion

of unseen pebbles

 

Roger Watson

distant hills beyond the gate winter stillness

Clive Bennett

 

 

darkening sky

the busy street blooms

umbrellas

 

Jonathan Roman

a pocket

full of masks

family funeral

 

Maire Morrissey Cummins

fog
we encounter
our monsters


Stefanie Bucifal

gull cries

how a river

loses the land

 

Michael Baeyens

 

a toddler

with tongue out

first snow

 

Alan Peat

winter rain--

the depth of loneliness

in a stray dog's eye

 

Kevin Valentine

 

 

half open window -

a fly bumps into both 

sides of the story

 

Roman Lyakhovetsky

 

deckled edges

of your letter . . .

drifting snow

 

Barrie Levine

 

 

canada geese

with swans in corn stubble

dinky toys

 

Nola Obee

 

squall a gull resting in the middle of it

 

Stewart Baker

 

more snow -

ice fills a scarecrow's

missing tooth

 

Neera Kashyap

 

 

one red fleck

in the egg yolk

partial eclipse

 

Marietta McGregor

 

 

just enough

of a pause

robin song


Joanna Ashwell

 

 

lone igloo

finding shelter

in a lie

 

Kemar Cummings

 

 

clacking railroad station tracks the driving sleet

 

Richard L. Matta

 

 

midwinter sickness the skimmia leaves yellow…


Claire Ninham

the little pond

house to many -

floods away

 

Tanvi Jeph,

Aged 13

snow on the pines

a whooping crane’s call

turns to mist

 

Hannah Mahoney

 

braille cantata

tracing the S

of her spine

 

Kemar Cummings

red light

the shortness

of a snowflake's life

 

Tomislav Sjekloća

Christmas market - 

one more fairy tale 

I don’t belong to 

 

Roman Lyakhovetsky

 

 

by the hearth

a fire’s glow

on sallow skin

Richard L. Matta

 

Epiphany—

discovering a pine needle

with my bare toe

 

Joshua Gage

cocktail party the geometry of chatter

 

Tom Bierovic

 

the two of us

still groping in the dark

winter solstice

 

Natalia Kuznetsova

 

crossroads grave - 

a cricket summoning

the moon

 

Roman Lyakhovetsky

a long walk              

to the other side

of the owl

Peter Newton

winter sky . . .

starlight

on her stone

 

Barrie Levine

 

ad astra

taillights on the road

to somewhere

 

Debbie Strange

 

 

cold coffee

the effortlessness

of moonlit flurries

Joshua Gage

candleshine through obsidian this ancient light
 

Ruth Holzer

 

full moon

black sky

breathing hole

 

Erica Goss

a prototype of courage amidst winter stars

Shloka Shankar

new year party
the poinsettia
also past it

Roberta Beary

winter sunset

an old fox limps

into the trees

Chris Dean

Winter Into Spring

 

firethorn berries          

a solitary blackbird 

perches between seasons

Claire Ninham

 

 

dawn paws through the cat door

 

P.H Fischer

 

new calendar
i still circle
her birthday

Roberta Beary

 

blossoms drift

into this universe

you and me

 

Chen-ou Liu

 

sunbeam 

the sweet surrender
of morning dew

 

Antonietta Losito

morning commute

the last cricket

sputters out

 

Agnes Eva Savich

 

catching the remaining strand

of the spider's web

morning sun

 

Mark Powderhill

 

glittering water  

the only duck

transfigured  

 

John Low

wildflower –

you are worthy

of self-love

 

C.X Turner

 

the creek

crystal clear

a bellbird calls

 

Carl Walsh

even the gator’s bellow

a form of prayer

new grass

 

Paul Reagan

 

 

hibiscus bud

I am still learning how 

to wait 

 

Minal Sarosh

spring clean

stopping to watch

the white butterfly

 

Mark Powderhill

low tide

beach stones exposed

where they are

 

Kristen Lindquist

city trees

two ballerinas

en pointe 

 

Erica Goss

reaching

beneath the surface

sunlight

 

Evan Coram

crotchets-
rows of crows cawing
from telegraph wires

 

Dorothy Burrows

in the right light a slug’s glide path    

 

Peter Newton

in the rain shadow

I stand

blurred at the edges

 

Adele Evershed

 

stock pond

filling me

with silence

 

Agnes Eva Savich

blue sky
the pause before
the swing returns

 

Stephen Toft

 

 

distant drum beats down the sun

P.H Fischer

 

mountain lake

a double rainbow

completes itself

 

Richa Sharma

home

a thousand times over

snow geese


Jonathan Humphrey

 

fruit bats

leaving dusk tangled

in the trees  

John Low

the way
it softens the city
evening rain

Ben Gaa

goldcrest

low in the pine

a slip of sunset

 

Claire Ninham

 

 

dusk’s stillness

an otter slips

into water

 

Ernest Wit

 

 

hairpin turn

I ask for directions

to the moon

 

Erin Castaldi

 

still waters   

a kangaroo drinks

the first stars

 

John Low

Pluto

unlearning all that 

I learnt

 

Minal Sarosh

 

 

crack in the blinds

an octopus moon

finds its way

Lorraine Padden

after hours -

away from the street lights

your favourite star

 

Femi Akinyele

end of lockdown

wasps party

inside a pear

Mark Gilbert

new moon

the empty space of

my unfinished haiku 


Manoj Sharma

nightfall I keep the sun in myself

 

Mariangela Canzi

 

runaway dog 

I, too, am not looking

to be found


Bryan Rickert