cold that purifies


bare tree silhouettes

world iced in dazzling white

winter’s elegance


“Elegance is the correct posture if the writing is to be perfect. It’s the same with life: when all superfluous things have been discarded, we discover simplicity and concentration. The simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be, even though, at first, it may seem uncomfortable.”         – Paulo Coelho

Quote taken from Chevre’s prompt on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

white Christmas (lite)


blanc fluff dusts tips of

evergreen branches; softens

brittle spikes of frozen grass

quiet contrast


white sky is falling

stars of perfect symmetry

snowflake on black scarf


mid-winter settles

temps dive under sun’s cold glare

icicles shiver


blue shadows stretch long

diamonds blanket our deep sleep

home fire’s sweet slow burn



photo by lynn


color / blind side (the movie)

black & white

piano keys strike

dissonance / harmony

depending on whose

muse-ic we choose,

both hands best

fingers caress.


moo-ve the blinds

watch the light with

shadows dance / JOY

sway rhythm in room

june bride & groom,

swirl of cream in

a coffee dream.


flavor-ful families

diverse by design

see adoption’s option

mix & matchin’ all

shades /// hues

rainbow of one

human race.

photo by lynn

photo by lynn

In response to “black & white” prompt at D’verse Poets and in honor of special adoptive families: Bilbys, De Hooghs, De Jongs, Dekkers, Dudens, Gulkers, Jansmas, Koois, Postmas, Ribbens/Horns, Vanden Bergs, Vander Plaats, Wilsons, Wynias, Zomermaands (and others)!