Christmas Colors


Maple glows bright red

Doesn’t know December’s here

All other trees bare

Red lights in forest window

Nature celebrates Christmas


Red Maple Photo taken today: Dwight L. Roth


Haikai Tanka for Frank Tassone’s challenge using Christmas as our prompt. One Red maple still has its leaves clinging to its branches. Seems very unusual to see this at this time of year. Shot this photo today to use as my theme.

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Happy Lights

Susans Christmas lights

Some people seem to never get enough of Christmas. They love to decorate and put up lights everywhere. I took this photo in my neighborhood on my way home this evening. My neighbors up the street really get a lot of happiness from decorating and from knowing others love to drive by and see them as well. Of course, there are always a few Grinches who think they have gone to extreme. What do you think!??

Christmas lights shining

Bringing joy and happiness

For me… I believe


Photo: Dwight L. Roth



When we landed in Edmonton, the temperature was -17 C. Coming from North Carolina, this was quite a shock. Breathing felt like I was trying to freeze my air sacs. We enjoyed that Christmas with family and friends We even got used to the cold temperatures. The crystals that formed on the kitchen window were fabulous. This poem is a Quadrille of 44 words that reflects on that winter in Canada.

City lights twinkle

In darkness twenty below

Shoppers rush to stores

Arms full cheeks aglow

Christmas Eve arrives

Must find one last gift tonight

Boots laced to the top

Wool scarf around my neck tight

Step into the wind

New snow crunches under foot


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Posted for dVerse Poets – Quadrille -44 word post with the word, CRUNCH.
Hosted by De Jackson.  This is my first Quadrille.

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