One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way

---Shiki
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sweeping the snow
in old boots -
my cramped feet


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balayant la neige
dans de vieilles bottines -
mes pieds à l'étroit
in the hollows
a pond cradled
in ice and snow

Sun's child
left on Earth
to warm every season
the patterns of frost-
black-headed gulls squabble
over a rooftop
.
sitting at the stop light-
tree fills with black birds
and empties again
I walk into thick fog
and bring out a poem
to the nest
in a race with the rain
a young squirrel













at twilight
fields of blue snow -
glowing

Photo Cold Winter Landscape by D Reichardt
not yet winter...
the barn owl rehearses
a snowfall lament
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..circa Dec. 5, 2010
..Copyright 2010 Spiros Zafiris
..mostly channeled; spirit Ram
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rook chatter
tracking each snowflake
to the end

Asahi Shimbun (2010)
,
bare,
these trees; still pointing
still leading
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..circa Nov. 28, 2010
..Copyright 2010 Spiros Zafiris
..channeled; spirit Ram
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half-opened window -
some snowflakes
in the cage of mice


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fenêtre entrouverte -
quelques flocons blancs
dans la cage des souris
early snowflakes
what grand rapture!
each one chimes
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..circa December 3, 2010
..Copyright 2010 Spiros Zafiris
..channeled; spirit Ram
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across the garden
where I've retraced my steps
the snow remembers me
a frozen world cast in black and white
we smile
at these scant, pirouetting flakes
...so precociously winter
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..circa Thursday, December 2, 2010
..Copyright 2010 Spiros Zafiris
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from the last fallen leaf
to the first dancing snowflake
I am struggling with
the betweenness
axioms
Dressing up
in ruffles of white
-all the trees
snow -
the trees
all one blossom
swirls of beautiful death
lay a silent world to rest
magpie seeking food










soft shoe shuffle
a couple dance the blues away
in the snow


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