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Early Winter Storm

early winter storm snowflakes mixed with freezing rain chilling to the bone your killer smile warms me along with some lemon tea

Copyright © Tim Smith

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Lethal Sticks

Catapulting ice falling from my roofs gutters dangerous to all. Don’t walk or stand beneath it; or you may end up impaled!

Copyright © M. L. Kiser

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the wind
blowing on new fallen snow
a frozen aroma
that lingering perfume
since you left

thinking out
a winter window
i feature you a flake of snow
i tried to touch and hold
but gone in a moment forever

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin

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ivory trees

dressed by winter's hand
glistening within sunlight
trees of ivory
swaying branches in the wind
whispers of white cascade down


Copyright © Sandra Adams

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Winter Night

Frost and moonlight mimic my unwritten page but barren trees have printed inky shadows across the brittle earth
__________________________ 11//8/13 For Francine's Contest: Fall or Winter Tanka

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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Changing Face Winter

Autumn’s nakedness
becomes robed in virgin snow
footprints prove there’s life,
yet the secrets of springtime
in hibernation till birth.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   

Copyright © harry horsman

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Silent Winter Days

Silent Winter Days ( Tanka Suite) Twinkling stars at night within a soft snowflakes kiss silent winter days happy the snowflakes dancing as the quietly come and go Tracking through the snow on the way a deer appears such a joyous sight natures winter wonderland ice crystals everywhere Silver moonbeams fall tea-rose skies creating a glow reflecting wonders golden yellow and bright red putting on a winter show Gleaming in the sky pine trees dressed in lacy white transformed magic land covered with soft silent snow displaying winter with grace Erich J.Goller Copyright 12 5.2011

Copyright © Erich Goller

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Yosemite in Winter

gentle flakes drift down...
   winter dusts the valley floor
      drifting through branches
         like a silent retelling 
             of an old native legend

winding brooks of glass
   shimmer as they meander 
       through meadows of gleaming frost...
         A crystalline bridal veil
             adornes cathredral spires

Granite monoliths,
   crafted by glacier giants,
      surround the valley...
        hovering as if to guard
         this piece of heaven on earth

(For a view of on "About This Poem")

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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Winter Dusk

The first crescent moon
Following the setting sun
With Saturn above
In the clear December sky
I send a wish to a star

Copyright © Jim Wilson

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Graceful Deer -- Tanka Contest

Deer are so pretty
As they stand against the snow
And they are graceful 
As they leap over fences
To come to the stream and drink

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst

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High winds churl, howling
calling forth their minions
open wide the gates
the battle will be long, fierce!
through the mountains, hills and vales

Copyright © Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick

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Winter Tears

Dark, December days
dim brightest holiday lights
and silence sleigh bells.
She grieves for summer's sunlight
as tears fall like bitter snow.

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

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Winter Fades

                                                      warming myself
                                                 before a crackling fire
                                                      I close my eyes --
                                                    winter fades away
                                                when I'm in your arms

For Francine Robert's
Fall or Winter Tanka contest

Copyright © Kim Merryman

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old folks
warmly dressed
out with rakes and hoes
try to inveigle
a new spring

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin

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Icy Repose

Trees are glazed and bent.
In silent chill they breathe on
laden down with ice
laced with delicate design.
Winter's majesty unfolds.

for Tanka Me Fall Or Winter contest
written 11/7/2013

Copyright © Deb Wilson

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It's Winter

Frozen lake-water, Damp eyelids,misty breath, Foggy-streets' dim lights, Silvery-green valleys, Leafless trees,concrete boughs.
written on: 7-11-2013

Copyright © Kiran Bantawa

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Winter's End

Winter fades away

Like pain forgotten after

Joy of giving birth…

When at last sweet fertile Spring

Delivers her promises.

Contest: Winters End
Sponsor: Skat A

Copyright © Sandra Haight

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Early Winter Snow 2

TANKA  (American Style)

white powdery flakes
flutter down like fairy wings
early winter snow
softer than a feather's touch
kiss the grass then fade away

(Japanese Style)

downy snowflakes
feathery touches
trace my eyelids brush my lips
fairy kisses on my hair
winter delight

Note: Rules require no punctuation, no title. I am a beginner in writing Haiku and/or Tanka in the Japanese style. 

Copyright © Cona Adams

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Winter Sightings

Wintertime sightings
kissing under mistletoe
snowboarding down hill
overcoat, mittens and gloves
Olympic competitions

Copyright © Valerie Staton

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SUMMER WEDS WINTER icy angels fall they coat white the earthly grounds lovers rest up-close thawing the cold-blooded air summer heat weds winter chill _______________________________ Visual #7 Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Contest Name: Get Romantic Placed 6th O.E.Guillermo 8:17 pm, March 04, 2015

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo

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Tanka 12

	Tanka 12
	dark skies fuel  
	my melancholy mood 
	winter’s cold rain  
	dampens down my writing mind
	deadens my ways with words

Copyright © Jack Jordan

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*** Cold is the morning. Lifeless the landscape of snow; Raw the hostile wind. Yet, there is a beauty still; That Winter unveils. *** ________________________________ June 21, 2014 Tanka Submitted to the contest, 1in 4: Choose Your Season, sponsor Andrea Dietrich Third Place

Copyright © Broken Wings

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Winter Holiday

A blue hue surround Snowy cottage in the hills Frozen wispy frost Cold enamored scenery Certain winter holiday
Russell Sivey Entrant into Debbie Guzzi's "Any Five Lines" contest 11/28/2012

Copyright © Russell Sivey

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Cold Winter Is Here

 Cold   winter is here  
 Radiant   snow   covered   ground  

 Desiccated   air  

 Candy   cane   fragrant   aroma  

 Winter bringing out the best

Copyright © Rachel Hoyt

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Winters Litter

Broken sticks and limbs littering the snow-clad ground; remnants of a storm. Winter’s tantrum, rages on; there’ll be fewer trees, in spring.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser

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Winter is Coming

                                                          Winter is coming
                                                 feels the coldness in the air
                                                     snow is everywhere
                                               cascading from heaven's floor
                                            turned things white like diamonds


Copyright © Maria Paz Samelo

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The Snow is Gone

 The sun rises up
 and melts the favored snow sheets 
 children's cries burst out 
 wishing it wouldn't leave yet
 but soon it will come once more

Copyright © Thane Kerric

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I love all seasons

      ( seasons that I love )    5-7-5-7-7       Tanka poetry.

I love all seasons;
Plants and flowers bloom in spring
Birds sing in summer
Leaves tumbling down in autumn  
Snow caps mountains in winter

By Dr Ko Ko Thein (a) Dr Mya Thein

Copyright © Mya Thein

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will it never end?
(this question from projection)
a stark scene indeed –
world in this awful white shroud,
memory of spring erased

but courage my friends
bountiful spring will return
in its old glory
for now a shoot breaks the snow
nether gods have awakened!

Copyright © daver austin

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Winter Nights

Winter nights are cold-
Sipping cocoa by the fire
Soft music playing
Snuggling up in a blanket
Feeling all warm and cozy


Copyright © Jan Cannon