Haiku: Reflections of Winter
Winter landscapes are usually bleak and limited in the color palette to white, gray, blue, and brown. Bare branches look skeletonized and threatening, icy reflections give the odd illusion of endless depth, and foggy mists are unsettling in their secrecy. Cold temperatures make one shiver to the bone. There is a beauty but also foreboding here. My impressions are expressed in my haiku verses.
Icy gnarled trees
Misty shrouds of frigid breath
My heart is racing!
A bird's searching cries
Pierce the dawn's icy stillness.
The cardinal flies
Leaving the winterscape bleak.
Pangs of loneliness.
© 2012 Catherine Tally
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