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wintry amble…
the basket of wiry sticks
of a magpie’s nest                               

through the vale
woodsmoke wreaths gaunt trees —
cozy hearth                                         

the faint afterglow
of a crescent moon                              

mist loiters
in chill hollows —
star strewn vault                                 

deserted house
from roof beam to floor
a veil of cobwebs                               

spring clean . . .
on beryl twig tips
buds swell                                           

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
Kent Robinson