Frosty Hats

Faded pink roses covered in frost

pink cottage roses
frosty hats at rakish angles
sporting the first frost

Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: Winter has skated into town on frozen sidewalks, catching some late blooms off guard. They are rising to the occasion, though. I hope you’re having a magical week.

Gray Magic

Stone Wall with phlox overhanging

Tinge of gray
on evergreen,
sparkly spray,
icy and clean,
fairy frost,
silver dance.
Summer’s lost
in hoary trance.
Winter sleep
casts its spell.
Blankets deep,
warm us well.

Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham


Cold has tinged New England with silver. It’s the time of year to burrow under blankets or duvet. I hope you’re warm and cozy. My favorite thing to do this time of year is sleep late. What’s yours?

Happy Poetry Friday to all kid litters! Thanks to Tabatha Yeatts for hosting this week at the Opposite of Indifference. Thanks for reminding us that the “opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.” ~ Elie Wiesel

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Frost Enchants


Frost Rimed leaf

Thousands of frost stars
Twinkle on every fallen leaf.
The sky is an aching blue.
Balsam intermingles with spruce.
Diamond dust paves the autumn path
With glinting winter magic:
Sparkles in each sunlit step.
In shade, the wildwood is quiet.
Cold frost rimes the fallen log.
Breath is visible, and runners steam.
One ray of weak sun is enough to
Blind, dazzling the senses.

Frost Riming Log

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Frost Fairies, Pas de Deux


Used with kind permission of Tracy at Wanderlust

Blue Bella wakes late,
Sun already high.
Today is the date
To dance in the sky.

Frost fairies come
From far and wide,
Beating a copper drum,
Dancing a silvery glide.

Devan comes alone
Sad in his heart,
So far from home,
Bringing his frost art.

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