by Masago: Rengay #18 (Dec 30 to Jan 5, 2008), Verses 1-4 (of 6)
A cardinal settles / among the tree's twigs — falling snow.
Ice fog hangs in the air — an owl perches on a stump.
Clear and sunny — mouse tracks lead under / a half-buried log.
Below a drift — the squirrel uncovers a stash / of pine cones.
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