in the hollow
of a halo
of fresh snow
on the willow
a lone crow
Kim M. Russell, 25th October 2018
My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Winter
Sumana says that, in the place where she lives, winter’s brief entry is most welcome: the nip in the air, its misty breath, the lazy sun, arrival of migratory birds and the fragrance of a new harvest bring about a strange joy. But this is not so with the cold countries. She would like us to write new poems that explore how we look at winter, and has inspired us with quotations from Albert Camus, Andrew Wyeth and Shakespeare, as well as a haiku by Basho and poems by Sara Teasdale and Thomas Hardy.