MY MAINE (late winter) excerpts from Bette A. Stevens’s Poetry & Photography Collection
MY MAINE, Haiku through the Seasons reflects the Maine I know and love. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author
The haiku above written February 2022. Photo taken from back field (farmstead peeking through) on a perfect snowshoe day as winter’s landscape begins to transform itself into spring.
Below is a sampling from Winter Tales.
Winter Tales 🌲
(Selections from— MY MAINE, Haiku Through the Seasons by Bette A. Stevens)
Sheets of diamonds
Glisten on frozen meadows
Perfect snowshoe day
Tears of joy from the rooftops
Dawning feels warmer
Daylight slowly grows longer
North tilts toward the sun
Scrambling through frozen forests
Sing—Joy to the world
Black and white portraits
Etched below an azure sky
Disappear at dusk
Thanks so much for taking time to enjoy a bit of late winter in MY MAINE, Haiku Through the Seasons.
Did You Know? 🌲
Maine’s official nickname is “The Pine Tree State.”
The Eastern white pine tree appears on the state flag, its state quarter and, as of 2017 , 89.1 percent of the state was covered in forest, making it the most tree-covered state among the 48 contiguous US states.
My Maine takes readers on a poetic journey through the state’s four distinct seasons. The collection of 150 haiku poems includes 49 of the author’s photographs as well as facts and symbols from The Pine Tree State. MY MAINE, Haiku through the Seasons is available in print and eBook formats. Take a peek inside and grab a copy at AMAZON.com. ~Bette A. Stevens, Maine author