Friday, November 30, 2007


Cat in the Hat-
the switching on of Christmas lights
in the pouring rain

The local children at the library have a Cat in the Hat happy hour just before the Christmas lights get switched on:
Bradford on Avon (U.K.) at Christmas


full moon -
honesty rattles
in the breeze

weekend's comin'
red and silver bells
waiting to be hung

Thursday, November 29, 2007


New Snow

new-fallen snow
your footsteps
change direction

cherry tree's last leaves -
in their orange light
the robin disappears

crisp morning
seeing my speech
as I chat with friends

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Nursery Flowers


multitasking moment
see flower
hear cars

after the first frost-
walking toward the house
crunching as I go

today -
new roses
the colour of snow

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Blanketed Silence

Thousands of tiny kisses

cold on my face

Monday, November 26, 2007

Winter's cold message

Sometimes Winter is a cold message, a letter that chills the heart. That the message comes in Winter makes it all the more cold.

Phonecall - Beloved at ER.
Going home to hospice care.
Pain management now.

State of mind unknown.
Not set, not ready to go
No talking about.

Son in denial
Acting normal as can be
Father is stoic

Mother soldiers on
Wife pure, attention focused
Solely on Beloved.

Departure midmorn
It is cold. The ice is black.
Overnight in Medford

Chains may be needed
The coast the preferred route
For unkind winter.

Coming up

This season for fairy lights
Christmas tree on the loose – again.
Fresh stacked Normann fir
foliage in bundles
I only miss snowflakes – so far

cold -
the cornet crackles
the clarinettist
blows on his fingers

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Saturday, November 24, 2007

turkey day plus one
daytime wear - shorts and sandals
TV snow falling

Friday, November 23, 2007

ice covered
pansy blooms
frozen in time

Thursday, November 22, 2007

first snow -
naked dog rose fruits
white toppings
nelauktas sniegas –
nuogos erškėčio uogos
baltom kepurėm

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

watching my breath
tumble in the wind-
dancing dead leaves

evening commute
frosted moon sits in tree top

the clank of radiators
in an old building

chilly morning
stopping for favorite sweater
and mug of cocoa


this too, existence--
wintry sun and chilly night
crouching on footpath


winter chill:
her face grows
more wrinkles


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

in falling snow
a fawn browses alone -
autumn dusk

cat on radio
changing my station
frost on the roofs

Bronchial breathing--
the only sound audible
in the soulless space



December morning--
the first roses in the lawn:
fragrance in passing



Climbing high
through stony cold
a green snake


Monday, November 19, 2007

cool morning
frosted red passion flower
droops on the vine

warm basement
in the old coal bin
barn cats sleep

Winter Heart

Sensation in heart
So desirous, pain squeezes
A moment, freezing time .

Choking sensation
Releases emotional
Reply to spirit.

In the quiet of
A frozen moment, answers
Salute saying "act".

This Morning

this morning's shadows
are white with frost

how is it
that in your arms I find
no warmth?

sun in his coat
the mountain dog
warms my hand

Sunday, November 18, 2007

It’s getting colder
as times goes by
half-moon again

snow clouds
loom overhead
dark and angry

through binocs
he makes out some divers
. . . goldeneye

Saturday, November 17, 2007


bangers & mash--
I wear my summer shoes
into winter

Friday, November 16, 2007

my snowy mountains -
clouds gray and white
piled on each other

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

if only I knew
when I was young
I wonder...
cold front brings wind
and the moon

cool evening breeze
smoke curles above snapping flames
marshmallows roasting

early snow –
butterfly blooms
in cold cover
rudenio pokštas –
drugiu po sniegu tupi
žiedas raudonas

Train Whistle

train whistle...
he brushes snowflakes
from my hair

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Winter Wonderland

ice crystals
sparkle in the sunlight
winter wonderland

Florida Winter

sunlight on the waves
children playing on the beach
Florida winter

first frost

first frost
even the weeds

words & photo © gerald england 2007

Winter Clouds

winter clouds
in this only
I find some comfort...
heaven never saw me
lie to you

Snow Drifts

chilled and shivering,
wrapped in loneliness she waits...
snow drifts at her feet

her cold nose
when I kissed her -
first day of 'Winter Haiku'

Ice Leaf

Winter's icy breath
chokes lone leaf's struggle for a
last twist in the wind.

photo by bewinca at stock.xchng

Monday, November 12, 2007


A bulbul
watching from the snapped twig--
empty street



Between bare branches
two pigeons share silence:
All Hallows' Day