Cool and overcast,
after rain overnight.
The earth breathes a sigh
of relief, drinks thirstily
and pleads for more.


Tiptoeing silently overnight
snowflakes fell,
the world turned white.

Shadows Stretch

Blue sky, bright sun.
Long cold shadows
stretch themselves awake.
Gone are the overnight storms.


Silently creeping overnight
Winter returned with snow
and everywhere is white,
except for where, along the road
car tracks straight as tramlines show
as black as night.

Fairy Dust

An overnight dusting of fresh snow
fades away like fairy dust
in the grim light of a grey day,
yet large patches of the previous heavy fall,
frozen and icy, remain.

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