Desolate Snow Haiku

boot crunch
‘a cloudless night,’
he concluded


old coat of snow
nary a track in sight
beauty abandoned


snow blind
trudging and slogging
pure torture


crust of snow
over dry powder
bone cold


drifting flakes
add a wedge wall
to a farmhouse

POEM: Dueling Grace of the Sun

The early morning sun warms the silvery shafts of a eucalyptus to a buttery yellow.

That seems a fine bit of grace,

until I see a hawk whose brown cowl is glowing gold in the same light,
as it perches watchfully on the one corner of a dilapidated building
that receives rising rays.