Cold Shadow #atozchallenge #poetry #photography

c in the snow

imprint in the snow

crystalline shadow

cold leaves its mark


cold leaves its mark

covering fall’s scars

melted remains


melted remains

white blanket memory

imprint in the snow


the haiku cascade allows the poet to continue a thought while maintaining the quality of the haiku form.


“If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making.
~e.e. cummings


As a writer/ poet what are you obsessed with making????




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Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Imprint in the shadow,crystalline snow , sounds beautiful , this beauty is hard to take when we have to shovel to clear it. Poets make everything sound so beautiful!
    Thank you Leslie I love your poem.


  2. Beautiful, wonderful–I just learned of this form recently, and will post my first attempt soon. Yours, and the others I’ve seen, make for hard acts to follow.


  3. Thank you for visiting my blog today. It is nice meeting such a talented person. I enjoyed your haiku poetry. Thank you for sharing


  4. Novels. I could draft novels forever not really mattering about the finished item.. None of mine are finished.. yet I’m struggling doing the AtoZ while April Camp nano’s on and I could be drafting my next novel.. obsessed? me? maybe..
    Great C, Lovely haiku


  5. I enjoy Haiku and dabble, myself, but I’ve never heard of Haiku Cascade. Thanks for the info–will have to try it! This is a very informative, creative and enjoyable theme you’ve got going! Can’t wait to see all 26!


  6. I didn’t even know haiku cascade is a thing! I did a few a few months back as part of a poetry a day for a week challenge and though it was posted per day, it was written to be read continuously! Your haiku and the cascade thing make me so happy 🙂


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