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Earth freezes

when the comet

spreads his tail

like a dove.

She covers tiny trees

against the frost

and watches

till the fan of indigo… 33 more words


Winter Fire

I am the water

you draw from your well

steep me

into your tea.

I am the slice of hot toast

on your plate… 83 more words


Sunset in Edmonds

She floats free,

a rainbow bubble

rising on


over ruby-studded waves

chasing after him.

(c)  2017 Betty Hayes Albright

(Originally a 1995 free-form poem)

Shadorma November


The Wait

And she will dwell

in a cottage of white

and wait for him

at the river’s edge

with birds and breezes

tending the trees. 43 more words


A Toast

It changes fast

that marbled sky

from sheets of paste

to curds of gray

and thin blue belts

with heads of steel


by chain lightning. 40 more words


Under the Umbrella

She takes in the street,

its rain-polished gleam

of high wet shadows,

of tall crows in bare trees.

Cupping her hands

she gathers a reflection… 11 more words


Rush Hour

From dark, wet lawns

fallen leaves flee

to the gutters,

the streets

spinning cinnamon orange

until giddy, they tumble

in sun-dried whorls

to catch the next storm… 9 more words