Today is also ending--
at the bottom of the snowstorm
the gigantic sun

---Arō

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sparrows
crowd the buddleia
bluetits fly off

..his guests

he slides
the balcony door open...
lets in the stars
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..(C)2012 Spiros Zafiris
..mostly channeled; spirit Ram
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in the garden pond
frozen
the koi suspended
blackbird sends a song
through the bathroom window
front stoop crocuses
snow is sparkling bright –
my footprints only witness
this silent vastness


DianART: snow is sparkling bright
potted crocus
brighten the doorstep
white clouds
sunshine
through the curtain gap
a pigeon's song
bluetits wait for sparrows
to leave the bird table
starlings queue-jump
tears of joy
the happy snowflakes of old,
your eyes, are back
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..(C)2010/2012 Spiros Zafiris
.channeled; spirit Ram
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magpie
at the top of the tallest tree
plastic bag
by the roadside
I pass a still shape
outstretched pheasant
overnight rain
brings dreams of bumpy seas
blunt tulip torpedoes
rain patters
ripples on the lake
spread and join
wind spinner
scatters garden sunshine
blue tit
Payne's grey clouds
bring a re turn to the cold
the dog whines

Tonight


Venus and Jupiter
bright beads threaded on the
orbital plane
romancing the mist;
another fading winter
-purple crocuses
morning sun
gives the illusion of warmth
still, quiet air
From the white land
The roots of time shall grow
Naked trees in my
Frozen dream! Killed
By my own
crocuses springing
last dry leaves
stripped from the garden
snowdrops
pigeon
squeezed into the birdtable
sparrows chitter
magnolia buds
swollen, soft --
tiny dancers poised
for the first movement
London pigeons
eclipsed by bells and sirens
oratory performance
golden sunlight
edges bare willow branches
golden bark
swans
beak to beak
...valentine heart
shivering trees
a relentless wind
rubbish flies along
the trench
I shovelled --
a squirrel highway

snow is sparkling bright

snow is sparkling bright –
my footprints only witness
this silent vastness


a dog fox
trots along the midnight street
the neighbour's cat
distant hills
capped with crisp snow
teasels
sunshine
gilds the tops of trees
magpie wings
waning moon
slowly turns his
face away
cold, sharp air
fills his morning lungs
cigarette smoke

water is tasteless


water is tasteless,
almighty, full of caress -
 words in frozen dress…
blue tits
dart to the bird table
the cat is too slow
a full moon
painting the frost
coated streets
snow recedes
pigeons flock to rooftops
and chimneys
snow clings
in the fields and hedgerows
blackbirds chirp
through branches  -
the sun cutting
shadows out of the frost

..her scream

on the sidewalk
her scream chased snowflakes
from my hat
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..(C)2012 Spiros Zafiris
..channeled; spirit Ram
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hissing tyres
turn snow to muddy sludge
schoolchildren
sunlight
bouncing off snow
hungry sparrows
surviving naked
in this winter
branches  I salute you
frosted whites
a squirrel in the garden
chased by the dog

first snow

at last
the first snow falls
in the Lowlands
sunlight
dancing on morning frost
hungry sparrows

crescent moon rises
bright –like a bar of light through
 a crack in a door
in a last
ray of sunlight
sparrow warms himself
breath vapours
become baby clouds
curious blackbird
artic winds  -
robin
with his red scarf
orange sunshine
from a cloudless sky
seagulls inland