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kristin thacher | winter morning

Photo by Norbert Blei

Kristin Thacher

Winter Morning

Night has gone to rest in his old shed
on the shore of the frozen bay.
See, there, the trail in the snow,
where he dragged the stars inside with him?


  1. Perfection. Thank you

  2. Perfection. Thank you.

  3. I would sleep in a shed like that
    stars optional
    beautiful photo, words

  4. Now, here’s some poetry; here’s a poet. Wish I had four lines of that quality out of my last four thousand.

  5. So much said in so few words.
    your photo is also like a great painting. The photo and words combine in a wonderful image.

  6. Good job, Kris! Couldn’t have been a better accompaniment.

  7. Perfect friends, the winter shed, the poem. Thanks

  8. Beeeeeuuuutiful….
    a perfect haiku.

  9. ekphrastic poetry par excellence!

  10. Kris~~
    once again a beautiful poem..with stars…

    thank you for this gift…


  11. Perfect friends….the winter shed….the poem. Thanks

  12. Thank you…perfect photo and words to end a cold winter day.

  13. Leonard Cirinoq

    January 21, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Just excellent! Leo

  14. I loved the photo and then the poem…Kris… it just brought it all home. It’s simply amazing!

  15. lovely. and the recent photos demonstrate so clearly how beautiful winter can be.

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