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macro photography of snowflakes

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After the freeze

a silent sun

draws ice to vapor

skipping the melt

into water.

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Just the headlines

please.

I don’t watch

the news

anymore.

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©  2019  Betty Hayes Albright 

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(just a scribble….)

Photo by David Dibert on Pexels.com

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Underneath the frost it turns

hidden in a fog it churns

winter snaps its coiled whip

cracks the ice but holds its grip.

It wraps the trees in shiver beads

chews on shadows, spits out seeds

gracing gardens flocked in sleep

waiting for that northward leap

of the wandering, prodigal sun.

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© 2014, 2017  Betty Hayes Albright 

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(Note: For others like me who didn’t realize there are both positive and negative meanings of prodigal, the intended definition in this poem is #3 in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary – “yielding abundantly”.)

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Comet

The evening froze

Comet Hale-Bopp. Author shot this image at Zab...

Image via Wikipedia

as if the comet

lost its tail.

I covered tiny trees

against the frost

and watched the light

spear through the sky.

Once in a lifetime

or a thousand years

it doesn’t matter –

I’ll know him when

he comes again.

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(c) 1996, 2014 Betty Hayes Albright

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