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Haiku fun with Taylor's challenge.  The photo is my own.  I used to live here.  I now reside on the other side of the mountain in the background.

My fingers are set
The keyboard awaits the words
For Taylor's challenge

With the first snowflake
Drifting from a sky of lead
Winter awakens

My lord, The Winter
I bow before your coldness
And indifference

With human spirit
You can be made to spread joy
Born of your magic

A breeze stirs to life
Sighing through the golden sedge
Of the frozen pond

The wind from the north
Blows through the dark barren trees
Of the avenue

In the dark hours
A white wonderland is born
Clad in velvet snow

The cold light of dawn
Reveals a magical world
Every child's delight

Soon on city lawns
Snowmen greet the passers-by
With their happy grins

So thank you Taylor
For awakening some minds
To do your bidding

This first winter's day
Has somehow anesthetized
The pain in my soul

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/20/2014
Winter in it's glory, glad when you moved that you did not leave Winter behind and that it comes around with it's happy times and all.
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 1/16/2013
And a beautiful challenge Regis, nearly looks like
my backyard :)

Well done and quite frosty

Love and Light
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/6/2008
I like the third one best; love the personification of winter. Beautiful descriptions in these, and with so few words. Nicely penned! Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 12/6/2003
Regis, this is breath taking. You always shine no matter the verse.

Looks like you have knocked this challenge out pretty good huh :)

Another excellent one.

Thank You,
Reviewed by Tamara Dailey-Keur 11/24/2003
I love this piece... I truly feel this is my favorite. Wonderful!!
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 11/24/2003
Very nice. And your picture is beautiful.
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 11/22/2003
well done, work and image
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 11/22/2003
Excellent word-crafting, great imagery creating a palpable sense of atmosphere -- you can feel this write as if you were there, in that place! Well done!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 11/22/2003
Very impressive Regis...You shine with this verse!

Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Linda Hill 11/21/2003
Beautiful , my you are!

Reviewed by Gail Ylitalo 11/17/2003
One word came to mind after reading "Winter"
Reviewed by S H (Reader) 11/16/2003
I live in the hot desert, so I really love the poem and photo
Reviewed by ♥ Kari Hirshey ♥ (Reader) 11/16/2003
Beautiful prose! :) wonderful pic.. all around awesome write.. I love the imagery and the picture you paint. Great work :)
~Kari Anne~
Reviewed by Michael Curry 11/16/2003
Winter rules! And so does Haiku. Love your photo too.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 11/16/2003 of ure best write....perfect!!!!
Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader) 11/16/2003

Ah, this is just so lovely, Regis1

Reminds me so much of Nelligan's "Vieux Piano",which I transliterated for CSV and which is now on AD.

Please submit this to me along with the pic for publication in the Winter issue of Poetry in Emotion.

Just magical!



Reviewed by Libby Stone (Reader) 11/15/2003
Regis, this is an absolutely breathtaking poem/Haikus. Even in So. GA I could feel the chill in my bones and wished I could wake tomorrow and build a snowman. Thanks for doing that for me in your wonderful words.
Many Blessings,
Reviewed by jude forese 11/15/2003
excellent... may i suggest interchanging the last two verses...

thank you Taylor
Fpr awakening some minds
To your bidding

This first winter's day
Has somehow anesthetized
The pain in my soul
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 11/15/2003
lovely home and haiku

Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 11/15/2003

I have been gone.,. this is so excellent I love the visuals so Happy you took this challenge in style...
"The cold light of dawn
Reveals a magical world
Every child's delight

Soon on city lawns
Snowmen greet the passers-by
With their happy grins"

Thank you

Top Class Award


Reviewed by michael horetsky (Reader) 11/15/2003
Snow fall tends to focus my attetion on life..The beauty and indifference is well noted. I am most taken by the photo..I see peace..Time to open our intaspective side..Winter is to us a canvas to put our hearts words..Peace...Life ...Light...michael
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/15/2003
Wonderful poem and pic, truly enjoyed this Regis.
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 11/15/2003
Regis: Delightful poem as well as picture. I HATE being cold, but I love being inside on a cold winter's day looking outside at a winter wonderland. Thanks for sharing. The picture reminds of someplace I used to live when I was little. Fun memories playing in the snow. A simpler time and place.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 11/15/2003
I love the Picture Regis!
Great Haiku! You said it so very well,
the challenge! AWESOME!
Thanks you for my review!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/15/2003
Beautiful pic, beautiful haiku/poem!!

Beautiful everything...just plain damn beautiful Regis!!

You left me with Nostalgia in my heart after reading this!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Cherry Pie (Reader) 11/14/2003
Great the sign above says what do you think of winter?
I think people should be like bears and hybernate till spring !You sure did capture the essence of what winter is great job!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 11/14/2003
You are unique with your poems Regis, it would have taken me forever to do a poem like this.
great work
Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry 11/14/2003
I normally do not care for haiku, being from the old poets school of "it ain't poetry if it don't rhyme with rhythm." But, this is excellent, Regis: you just might convert me.

Love in Christ~~
Bonnie Q
Unicorn Haven
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/14/2003
Never seen snow like that, clever the way the pic and poetry entwine, I like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,&11 the best, bloody great, learning from your Haiku's, but I also love to bend rules, very well done...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/14/2003
The photo is wonderful, each haiku is a gem...thanks for sharing Regis, excellent response.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 11/14/2003
Excellent piece on the winters blow...the picture was great as well. Very good composition in both the photo and poem.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 11/14/2003
I've lived in Florida for close to ten years, so, that picture
looks a bit refreshing. :0) Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 11/14/2003
These were beautiful haikus, wonderful poetry!

Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/14/2003
a lovely picture
great haiku
Excellent write

Reviewed by George Carroll 11/14/2003
You depict the winter picture so well in your haikus. The photo is also great. Brrrrrr
Reviewed by Karen Cino 11/14/2003
In the dark hours
A white wonderland is born
Clad in velvet snow

My favorite verse. Snow is quite magical as well as extremely romantic. I loved your Haikus and the picture too. I'd love to be sitting by an open window watching the snow fall, especially in a country setting.

I bet your spent endless hours writing, especially on a wintery day. (I'm so jealous!)

Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 11/14/2003
Regis, the picture is absolutely breathtaking! I really enjoyed the Haikus very well written! ~Z~
Reviewed by Claywoman 11/14/2003
Cool! Great poem!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/14/2003
Beautiful write filled with the beautiful images of winter. Is that the north lights peeking through the tree on the left? Sometimes they are just seen as a greenish glow. Lucky you to be so close to the mountains!
Reviewed by A PAX 11/14/2003
love your the pic

this touched me

With human spirit
You can be made to spread joy
Born of your magic

Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 11/14/2003
Regis...yes it is magic...velvet snow...oh I love these....great work..floria
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/14/2003
Very cool pic, Regis! And I always like your Haikus.

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