Janice Marie Foote's Musings

Spend your years wisely and you'll have less regrets to cash in at the end...

haiku

 snow snow everywhere
a winter white wonderland
drawn by Gaia's hand
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the cold of winter
wraps tightly around my flesh
snowy owls take flight
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ssshhh listen closely
hear it rest within itself
snows white peacefulness
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stoic trees stand still
inside winter's calm reprieve
squirrels come out to play
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white lines trail the sky
snow blankets the earth beneath
winter's last snowfall
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clouds pass overhead
winter trees sway in cold winds
as warm sap rises
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the remains of snow
melt slow under winter's sky
trickling down hope
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once feathered with leaves
now branches twisted and bare
gleam in the moonlight
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remnants of winter
frozen inside solitude
stillness becomes life
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crocuses budding
hinting that spring is close by
waiting to free us
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the death of winter
will birth a verdurous spring
blooming lush with life
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the butterfly's free
her cocoon finally shed
spring is truly here
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spring's slow seduction
ripe with sensuality
flowers erotic
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cherry blossoms bloom
under spring's promising skies
hatchlings break their shells
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earth below soft feet
springs forth life's beauteous gifts
tiger lilies sing
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wildflowers dance

alongside the river's edge

who knows where it flows

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blossoms are blooming
of the very cherry kind
beautiful they are
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April's warm showers
bring May's enticing flowers
under spring's vast skies

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bees clamor above
dahlias pink with passion
sweet nectar awaits
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the passing of spring
fills the air with summer pure
free from prejudice
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summer floating by
on June clouds of evermore
dreams slip inside minds
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flowers of summer
kaleidoscope of colors

spinning me dizzy

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clouds etched with moisture
stitched onto a summer sky
shades of white and grey
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field of sunflowers
endless under August skies
greet the rising sun
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sky blue evermore
eternal summer is there
where the heavens lie
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breezes blow calm thoughts
as the smiling sunflowers
dance with marigolds
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autumn's peaking in
through cracks in summers veneer
my eyes look westward
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summer flowers fade
crispness permeates the air
leaves turn to autumn
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green leaves dangling
they shudder at fall's coming
under calm blue skies
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leaves dance on the wind
as sunlight traces their shapes
under autumn's sky
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remnants of summer
hang calmly in the night sky
leaves sigh a last breath
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fireflies in flight
circle dahlias in bloom
autumn's unfolding
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blue skies have turned gray
autumn leaves cleave to branches
stillness surrounds us
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leaves turning colors
brilliant shades of reds, golds, browns
autumn's fingerprint
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clouds gather over
sunflowers close their faces
fall skies will rain peace
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lithe delicate leaves
bear breakage in autumn's breeze
how tender their lives
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morning's taking root
hungry birds forage at dawn
leaves quietly fall
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the sun's hint of hope
breaking through autumn's grey skies
brings touches of warmth
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birds chirp autumn's song
at the waking of the day
amidst falling leaves
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leaves quietly yield
to the coming of their end
silently they fall
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winter's creeping in
stealing away autumn's leaves
trees stand half naked
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silhouettes of trees
shaped by the light of the moon
sway in night's breezes
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leaves curled on their sides
composting into the earth
their cycle of life
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nature cocooning
returning into the earth
where all lost is found
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winter's encroachment
coldness settles into bones
autumn days pass by
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autumn takes a bow
exits on a spinning leaf
maple golden brown
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... JMF (c) ...