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Starting with the next issue (February 2019), 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, you can view previous editions of Novel Thoughts by clicking on the Newsletter Archive menu. ~Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

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" (60)

  1. Beautiful photo and beautiful haiku! Blessings to you, Bette! xo

  2. Maybe ESPECIALLY on a cold winter’s night, that glow really matters. It’s like a little blessing.

  3. I can feel the warmth of your winter tale Bette. Beautiful!

  4. Your writing reflects you wonderful appreciation of nature, Bette.

  5. Beautiful, words and photo! 😊

  6. A beautiful haiku perfectly matched to a stunning photograph. Well done, Bette.

  7. Beautiful, Bette!

  8. Exquisite photo and haiku, Bette. I’m getting a bit fed up with the yo-yo temps and ‘active’ weather patterns in eastern Maine. You’ve reminded me to figuratively and literally chill out and appreciate my surroundings!

    • Thanks so much for you note, Molly. With lots more snow and more bitter temps in the offing, it’s a perfect time to get wrapped in the beauty that surrounds us every day… The glory of this sunset reminds me of how lucky we are. ❤ Stay safe and warm and enjoy the magic of the months of Maine. xo

  9. Lovely picture and words, thank you for sharing… unfortunately the winter here on the prairies are not as beautiful as the picture… but we can dream… 🙂

    • Thank you, Larry. ❤ We sometimes moan and groan when winter overstays its welcome, but the glimpses of glory along the way, brings out the dreamer in us too. Blessings and love, my friend.

  10. Beautiful Haiku 🙂❤️

  11. Bette, I’ve been struggling to find a word to describe the blue of the winter sky, then see you name the perfect colour in this lovely wintry haiku. Periwinkle! Exactly! Instead of bemoaning the season I like the idea of listening to its lullaby. Your photograph is wonderful, a glory of sunset colours. Congratulations on your regular feature in Novel Thoughts, Bette! Hugs xx❤️

  12. I want to wrap myself in this and fall asleep! ❤

  13. That’s wonderful, Bette. What an honor to be featured. That’s on a regular basis? Nice! A beautiful mellow haiku for the winter months. Stay warm. 🙂

    • Thank you, Diana. Yes,the featured post is for the whole year and I’m excited to be a regular and honored by Sharon’s gracious invitation. 🙂 We’re expecting another snowstorm tonight and the wood stove is stoked and blazing. xo

  14. Dreamy haiku and beautiful picture, Bette. We’re waiting for a little bit of snow in my neck of the woods. Have a great day! ❤️

  15. D.L Finn, Author said:

    I love your take on the beautiful picture Bette. It was a perfect fit.

  16. That has to be one of the most beautiful sky photos I’ve ever seen, Bette. The haiku is a perfect match.

    Also congratulations on becoming the featured post in Sharon’s newsletter. I did a quick looksee of her site and it appears lovely and very diverse. Headed back there now to subscribe.

    • Thanks so much for the lovely note and for checking out Sharon’s site and newsletter. I’ve been a subscriber for several years and enjoy each issue. 🙂 I think you will to! xo

  17. Very well done. Love the photographs and you captured winter perfectly.

    Have a fabulous day, Bette. ♥

  18. Majestical in prose & photo caption! Will done Bette! And congratulations 😀
    Blessings,
    Jennifer

  19. Exquisite photo and verse, Bette. ❤

  20. What a stunning photo and exquisite haiku. I love both, Bette. How wonderful that you’ll be a regular on Sharon K Connell’s monthly newsletter. Congratulations!!

  21. I subscribed it, Bette. ❤

  22. Gorgeous haiku, Bette. The image is lovely too.
    😊💕

  23. What a beautiful haiku and photo, Bette! The winter sky is so lovely against a blanket of snow. We’ve gotten more snow here in SW Ohio than we’ve had in years and I am enjoying every moment. It’s been bitter cold, but the gorgeous blanket of snow makes up for the cold temps. Love and hugs, dear friend. 💕🤗💕

    • Thanks so much for your thoughtful note, Michelle.Delighted to hear you’re enjoying a winter wonderland despite the bitter temps.Oh, the magic of a fresh fallen snow… ❤ Blessings and love, dear friend. xo

  24. Thank you for the newsletter plug, Bette. I’m looking forward to having you featured each month for my readers. You do such a beautiful job of saying so much in so few words. Love these Haikus. God bless you.

  25. What a delightful haiku, Bette. I definitely speaks to me.

  26. Just sooo beautiful, Bette! Both the haiku and the photo! A perfect combination! 😄❤

    • Thanks so much for your lovely words, Sarah. ❤ Nature is sooo inspiring! May your week be filled with wonders, my friend. xo

      • You´re very welcome, Bette! It always makes me smile to read your lovely poems! May your week be filled with wonders too! xoxo ❤

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