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Sketchbook 

Trish Shields, CA

 

 

 Tetractys

Time for Tea

if
we all
just sat down
and talked it out—
perhaps inviting everyone for tea?

 

 

Yule Log

this
Yuletide
season holds
great prospects for
peace on earth as we step back from the brink
 

 

 

 Free Verse

White Christmas, Indeed!

whump, snap!
branches heavy
with snow submit—their buds
pining in vain for renewal
in Spring

each branch
weighted down with
ice and snow stands silent—
even their heavy shadows feel
the cold

a child
stands in her yard,
her tongue well extended
to catch each flake—Mom smiles as she
shovels

snowflakes
taste wonderful
their haute cuisine is soon
forgotten with each shovelful
of 'art'

grass peeks
through the snow banks,
to remind us of our
wish for a green Christmas—I say
Humbug!

 

 

 


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