1.
marble steps
sculpted by endless soles
a welcome chill

Kim Russell

2.
mural tablets—
how ancient my son’s name

Patricia

3.
wind in the willows
unanticipated storm
green blades impaling

Richard Bailey

4.
will the night be dark
or give no shelter?

Patricia

5.
kissed moon
all those unfinished poems
underwater

wendy c. bialek

6.
empty leaves
the fading colours

m shane pruett

7.
an old quilt
grandmother’s warmth
passes down

m shane pruett

8.
bitterly cold
she adds peat to the fire

Patricia

9.
hypnotic glow
involuntary shiver
reaches his soul

Veronica Hosking

10.
snow glitter
in the alpine air

Patricia

11.
shawl bent
the long trudge through winter
collecting logs

James Young

12.
a returning trapper
offers his assistance

Andrew Syor

13.
breaking bread
news from another village
northern lights

s zeilenga

14.
the sky lamp shines long tonight
love birds

B S Saroja

15.
urgent flight
whisking wings
gallows bright

Rickey Rivers Jnr

16.
red dawn
a new life divides

Patricia

17.
market square
mired in slush
a solitary rose petal

Craig Kittner