Midwest Winter

Frozen branches shudder-click.
Lonely sentinels
guarding empty Chicago streets.
Humanity hibernates
while nature wins this round.

One state over . . .

Country fields shiver deeply
as polar vortex rules.
Farmhouse chimneys puff outside
while Iowa hunkers down,
quilts and afghans piled on high.



To our friends and family in the midwest, stay warm and stay safe!
Poetry form here: two tankas joined by “One state over” line.
First image from Pixabay.com; second photo is our old Iowa farmhouse we rented in the early 70s.

4 thoughts on “Midwest Winter

  1. Nancy Jahnke January 30, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Love this timely and true descriptions!
    Boston has a wintry blast at this time! Are you adding one for your new “home team”?

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    • lillian January 30, 2019 / 1:56 pm

      Ah…..Boston’s is downright mild in comparison to what the midwest is facing. Sending warm thoughts your way….so wonderful to see you here! 🙂 ❤


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