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This upcoming collection of haiku reflects the Maine I know and love. Here is a sampling of several stanzas from the section Winter Tales. I hope you enjoy them and would appreciate your comments. I plan to edit and format the collection during the holiday season, and hope to publish my first poetry book—MY MAINE, Haiku through the Seasons—early in 2019. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author 

Winter Tales

(Selected samples from MY MAINE, Haiku Through the Seasons by Bette A. Stevens)

Winter genie waves
Its icy crystal scepter
Dawn’s magic appears

Silvery branches
Read a charmed folktale
A spellbound story

Pine cones and tassels
Mirrored in moonlight upon
White weighted branches

Chickadees dozing
Nestling, captive till
Morning sets them free

Shovels and snow plows
Storm’s ravings unraveled
Till the next arrives

Soups, stews and chowders
Stories told round the table
Favored winter fare

The sundial declares
Dwindling days this season
When nightfall looms large

Neighbors helping hands
Gifts from the heart most cherished
As storm clouds gather

Families and friends
Make merry through this season
Knee deep in snow

Thanks so much for taking time to read these selected verses from MY MAINE, Haiku Through the Seasons. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about them as I continue work on the collection. Wishing everyone a blessed and beautiful Holiday Season. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

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Comments on: "MY MAINE “Winter Tales” (Haiku selections) from Bette A. Stevens’s WIP" (85)

  1. Great imagery. Since I live in almost the same type of climate, I can truly relate. Soup and stew season indeed! Kudos, Bette.

  2. […] the Seasons—ready for publication. I invite you to take a peek at a sampling of haiku from the Winter Tales chapter. I’m looking for a few ARC reader/reviewers for pre-publication blurbs by […]

  3. Charming poetry!

  4. Can’t wait. It will be beautifully done. Say a quick prayer please. Having chest pains on Holiday weekend with no good Dr’s in ER, and a snow, sleet bitter cold storm back to back. Many of my kids/ grand kids will be driving in it. Love you Micki

    • Thanks so much for your lovely note. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out for you and all of your dear family, dear Micki. .. <3 xoxoxo

  5. Lovely Haiku, Bette. Congratulations. <3

  6. Beautiful words, Bette. I’ve never been to Maine but hear it’s stunning. Exciting to hear about the upcoming collection 🙂 Happy new Year!

    • Thanks so much for your thoughtful note, Christy. I’m still working on pulling the collection together and hope to find a few early (pre-publication) readers willing to offer review blurbs for back cover etc. Let me know if you are interested. I would be honored to have your feedback. <3 May your new year be bright and beautiful!

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