Study in White

Frost feathers

criss cross patterns/ weave thru blueness/ of morning sky/ crosshatch of contrails

frost on windows/ clouds in the blue autumn sky/ cream in my morning tea

melting / heavy white frost / drips from bleak branches/ despairing of the sun

all that can be seen / fog of her breath /her bright eyes /whitetail in moonlight

face, just turned/ three quarter profile / smiling to the stars/ gibbous moon

20 thoughts on “Study in White

  1. Wow, five beauties here, Kathleen; at first seemed like actual haiku masquerading as American non-haiku, but more than that; it shows your wonderful ability to work within form, and how you took the prompt outside the lines. I liked sentence/haiku #2 best.

  2. frost on windows/ clouds in the blue autumn sky/ cream in my morning tea…. oh that is my fav one…love the contrasts….color…the crisp frost…the soft clouds and the cream….fabulous

  3. Beautiful writing, Kathleen. Each of the sentences! My favorite is definitely the one about the ‘whitetail’ in moonlight. We have whitetails around here, very active in the early eve, and your poem resonated true with me.

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