A writer inspired by nature and human nature


There’s nothing quite like a twilight sky to fill the soul with awe—even at the close of a bitter winter day. Photo taken at the farmstead in central Maine in mid-winter inspired this writer to pen a winter tale. What’s inspiring you today? ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author 

Winter Tale

Haiku by Bette A. Stevens

Periwinkle sky
Sings a winter lullaby
Twilight paints its tale

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Comments on: "Winter Tale (HAiKU) by Bette A. Stevens" (66)

  1. i’m drawn towards
    your poetic
    story 🙂

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  2. […] Winter Tale (HAiKU)  :|: Bette […]

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  3. Ultra said:

    Beautiful picture! Your Haiku is glorious too!

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  4. Sigrid Chu said:

    Hello Bette,

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo and haiku!

    Best,
    Sigrid

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  5. Reblogged this on Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author and commented:

    Do you like variety? You’ll find it in Novel Thoughts, Sharon K Connell’s monthly newsletter: articles, interviews, tips, poetry, art, at least one recipe, plus more. Plus, starting with the next issue, I’ll be a featured poet in the Author’s Pen section of the newsletter. Take a moment to subscribe on her website http://sharonkconnell.com/ And while you’re there, view previous editions of Novel Thoughts by clicking on the Newsletter Archive menu. ~Bette A. Stevens

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  6. That photo is absolutely stunning! Just gorgeous. And your haiku is the perfect complement. Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina

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  7. Amazing sky, Bette, and a lovely haiku to go with it. I recognize the barn from other photos –
    you have a beautiful place.

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  8. Don’t show that picture around too much, Bette, because you’ll have a lot of people moving to Maine. That is a gorgeous sky.

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    • Your sweet note got me giggling, Jacqui…here in Maine they say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes, it’s sure to change.” Needless to say, the same goes for the sky. I was thrilled to be able to capture this one. ❤ Blessings and hugs… xo

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Bette!

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  10. Beautiful Haiku and gorgeous photo. You sure know how to set a mood, Bette ❤

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  11. Stunning photo and such a lovely, fitting poem as accompaniment. ❤

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  12. Terrific haiku, Bette–I think this is my favorite of them all. 🙂

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  13. Bette, what a beautiful photo and haiku to go with it. I love it! Blessings! xo

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  14. Beautiful photo & poem Bette, I love your creative flare!

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  15. I just loved it.😍💗

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  16. Classic haiku is the best! And of course “periwinkle” makes it sing. Stay warm and cozy, spring will come!

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    • Hi, Mary. Thanks for your thoughtful note, my friend. Winter is having another winning day, but we’re cozy and warm watching another Nor’Easter storm. And dreaming of spring… ❤ xo

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  17. Beautiful words to grace an incredible photo!

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  18. And what a tale! 😃 A stunning photo, my heart soars at the image and your accompanying words! ❤️

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  19. This is beautiful Bette. Your lovely words against a stunning sky. Perfect.

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  20. Wow! What an awesome photo and lovely haiku Bette!!! 🙂 ❤ xoxoxo

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  21. Lovely, Bette. Such tranquil beauty and peace. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  22. Beautiful, Bette. You have such a talent!

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    • Thanks so much, Noelle. We’ve another Nor’easter headed our way… Hope you’re enjoying lovely weather in your little piece of paradise! ❤ Hugs… xx

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  23. Wonderful Bette, both the Haiku and your stunning picture.
    Twilight is dreamy and made for whispering tales.
    miriam

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  24. Beautiful haiku, Bette! 😀 xx

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  25. That is a gorgeous photo. The sky is on fire and the snow looks ice cold. Just beautiful!

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  26. I love this photo, haiku combo, Bette.

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  27. Wow! i love twilight and when the sky is so colourful, it is natural to write poetry! Lovely Bette! Your haiku is inspiring me! Love and hugs.

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  28. What a glorious twilight scene, Bette!
    Your Haiku is glorious too!
    And periwinkle is my favorite color.
    Have a blessed week. Hugs

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    • Thanks so much, Tracy. ❤ I love periwinkle too…it's one of those colors that dreams are made of. Blessings and love to you and yours, dear friend. xo

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  29. You could not paint a more beautiful picture Bette 🌼

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  30. You are so clever and artistic with these Haikus! You paint a picture without the photo in my mind. Nicely done, Bette! Hugs xx

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