In Company Alone

Snow, Winter, Wood, Tree, Frost, Light, Scenic, Cold
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My journey solitary
On the forest path alone
But others have gone this way
Shows the footprints in the snow
I feel I travel singly
Through the pine trees and crisp drifts
But other’s tracks comfort me
As I make my lonely trip


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Safety Orange Amid The White

Flying Sparks, Radio, Red, Yellow, Glow
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A raven caws from the barren branch

As cold grey clouds shadow the frozen mud

No seedlings yet emerge from this snow day‘s

Bleak landscape, as we huddle by the campfire

As bright as safety orange in the dull winter world


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snow day, safety orangecampfireseedlingravenmud, and shadow.

Abstract Poetry Paint Chip Prompt

Early Morn

Pasture, Fog, Birds, Grass, Field, Meadow, Fence
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Early morn and a light fog cloaks the land

Earth crisp with the touch of Winter’s hand

Cold air sharp on nose and lungs

As you venture outwards under the weak sun

Early morn – the starlings begin their day

The frozen meadow underfoot crunches

As you make your way


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In A Winter Glade

Forest, Nature, Landscape, Fog, Trees, Cold, Wintry
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In a lean-to structure on a brumal day

A woman aged did chance to stay

She was no witch, but was seen that way

Why they thought so is hard to say

Her cloak drawn tightly against the cold 

She drew a small bundle from beneath its folds

Pouring some contents into a wee cauldron without haste

So that none of the herbs precious would go to waste 

She placed the strong pot onto the firewood with care

She struck her flint until the tinder did flare

Soon the fragrance of Chamomille filled the glade

And the sense winter dreary began to fade

Hot cup of tisane now in her hand

She settled back, the most fainéant person in all the land


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Bonus Wordle “Witch”

Lean-to, Bundle, Witch, Chamomille, Herbs, Firewood, Cauldron, Cloak, Haste Brumal- wintry, Dreary, Fainéant- an idle or ineffective person

Search

Oulu, Finland, Winter, Snow, Ice, Trees
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Where did it go?

It can’t be far

Has anyone seen a yellow car?

I know it was here

When I parked last night?

How can a few flakes

Obscure my sight?

I need to get to work

And that’s no joke

So I guess I give these piles a poke


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