A writer inspired by nature and human nature

There’s nothing quite like the sky at twilight 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" (58)

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

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

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

    • 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

  4. 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.

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

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

    • Thank you, Mae. Another storm on the way–spring is waiting ever so patiently in the wings. ❤ xo

      • Another storm? Oh no! Spring can’t come soon enough (although as I type this, it is snowing in my neck of the woods, I don’t think Mother Nature got the memo) 🙂

  7. Beautiful haiku, Bette! 😀 xx

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

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

    • 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

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

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

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

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

  14. Beautiful words to grace an incredible photo!

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

    • 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

  16. I just loved it.😍💗

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

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

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

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

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

  22. Absolutely gorgeous, Bette!

  23. 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.

    • 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

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

    • Thanks, Diana. We’re getting a bit tired of the snow, but sooner or later, spring will get sprung again here on the farmstead. ❤ Blessings and love… xo

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

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