Winter

forgotten in summer

the memory returns

broken heating                                                  by John Wall

 

standing in the bathroom

so cold

my heart aches                                                    by John Wall

 

old socks

stand on new floor

same chill                                                                by John Wall

 

walk to work

star-strewn pavements

tumble-weed Christmas trees                           by John Wall

 

beneath fairy lights

and shops and bars and people

a garden                                                                      by Patrick Dunne

 

pale leaves

the same frost

I left this morning                                                      by Becky Dwyer

 

blackbird in the hedge

at dawn

gloved hands miss the call                                        by Becky Dwyer

 

breaking the ice

on the water bowl

the fog rolls in                                                                by Becky Dwyer

 

grey winter day

what made me look up

to see the bird’s nest?                                                   by Becky Dwyer

 

empty nest

in a naked tree

bread falls from my trolley                                           by Becky Dwyer

 

old coat

new buttons

old needle

new thread                                                                                by Becky Dwyer

 

how different

the rain sounds

when the leaves are on the ground                                      by Becky Dwyer

 

paper menageries

reindeer, robins, donkeys, sheep,

migrating                                                                                      by Miriam Sulhunt

 

postman’s sack bulges

shepherds, wise men, kings,

probably                                                                                         by Miriam Sulhunt

 

whisky by the fire

swirling the tulip glass

drops from the necklace                                                        by Miyuki Tsurumaki

 

Christmas afterglow

sharing the lights with the fire

white flakes into the dark                                                  by Miyuki Tsurumaki

 

the morning sun

enjoys iced drops on branches

a cracking walk                                                                     by Miyuki Tsurumaki