Friday, January 10, 2020


A Winter Afternoon

The fire in the wood stove is burning well, so well that I move my chair further away.  From the picture window the view is mostly white.  The black iron table and chairs stand starkly, half buried in the new snow, the third storm in less than a month. Fat flakes glue themselves to the window where they melt, sliding down and sideways, following the fickleness of the wind.  Snow builds on pine branches, forcing them lower, lower…until a strong gust shifts the weight and they bounce upwards, scattering their cargo.  They settle back and the loading begins again.

all the day’s lists
counted and checked
burning brighter

Welsh Haiku, winter 2020


Sandy said...

Is that new snow? It is beautiful, especially with the snow in the background. We got rain here on the coast, but the mountains are getting a foot of new snow.

My husband cleaned out the history on Firefox. He said that cookies can sometimes block sites. Do you know anything about that?

Adelaide said...

The photo was taken a few years ago after an early storm in the night. It's warm here, 60 degrees.

I cleared all the cookies and tried agin to leave a comment. No go.


Gillena Cox said...

I luv the coziness of this haibun. Happy Sunday Adelaide. Thanks for dropping by my blog today


Adelaide said...

Thanks. Gillena