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Four recently published haiku

shortest day
my toothpaste
promises brightness

~ Modern Haiku, Winter-Spring 2016

cold snap
the blue call
of a jay

deep in the woods… 16 more words


Sun up and down

Since 1963 we have a very popular little film about the sun up and down times on tv.

It’s a simple but cute cartoon showing sunrise and sunset. 96 more words

What Ever

Can Winter be a Favorite Season?

As winter storm after sub-zero day piles on our country, many of you laugh at the thought of winter as a favorite time of year. My true favorite season is fall with colorful leaves, cooler nights, and football, but for me, every season has its place. 269 more words

Fiction Writing Prompts

#wintersolstice #poem Doors and shutters shut/Keep magic and ghosts/Outside - they belong the dark- They, who celebrate at night

Unease whispers
Through the trees
Leaves do not get reprieve

Hunted struggle
Between light and dark
In this– foreign– time

People seek warmth at a cozy fire… 98 more words


Winter Solstice - The Shortest Day

Stonehenge was positioned on a site-line that points to sunset on the winter solstice to celebrate the shortest day and longest night. I suppose that makes it the world’s largest clock.   56 more words


Alcohol ban and car parking charges proposed at Stonehenge solstice

Revellers at Stonehenge could face a ban on alcohol and parking charges at this year’s solstice celebrations.

English Heritage, which manages the ancient site, wants to introduce “significant changes” in response to “repeated and consistent” feedback. 361 more words

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