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Haiku sequence about winter &Christmas

Garden at Christmas

Sams_photo_of_mandyby Mandy Macdonald23 Dec 2013

stems of viburnum
shoot straight up out of the snow
piled around their feet

later, in the spring,
blossoms of candy pink will
be frost on the crown

goldfinch on gnarled branch
five white spots along his tail
look just like snowflakes

mahonia leaves
their sharp green startling against
perfect, cruel white

suddenly, seagulls,
an infestation of ghosts
white against white sky