Winter

Howling winds
  Briskly blow
With winter time
  Comes the snow
Rosy cheeks
  Are all aglow

Diamond dust
  From the sky
Dancing glitter
  From on high
Soaring clouds
  Go drifting by

Glowing sun
  On snow so white
Shimmering crystals
  Reflecting light
Glistening ice cycles
  Sparkling bright

By Ann Christine Tabaka

winter trees in mountains covered with fresh snow


Tabaka Author PhotoAnn Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware. She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer. She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies. Chris has been selected as the resident Haiku poet for Stanzaic Stylings.

Photo of snowy mountain forest by Leon Tit

Moonlight

The moon played peek-a-boo
Through the bare trees
While the owl’s mournful song
Carried far on a breeze

Dappled moonlight danced
On my window sill
Stars twinkled in and out
With their magical thrill

I was cozy and warm
As I lay snug in my bed
But I could not sleep
While the night filled my head

By Ann Christine Tabaka

bedroom in moonlight


Tabaka Author PhotoAnn Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware. She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer. She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies. Chris has been selected as the resident Haiku poet for Stanzaic Stylings.

Photo of moonlit room by Alexandr Vasilyev

Nature’s Footsteps

I am darkness and light
I encompass all
the raging storm
and the cool summer breeze
are my brother and my sister

The moon is my warrior
he safeguards my honor
nature kissed my forehead with a star
the songs of the forest birds
escort the morning in for me

At my feet lay tranquil pastures
green ferns wave their sentiments
as the evening sun walks by
and we stroll hand-in-hand
into the night

By Ann Christine Tabaka

a meadow at sunset


Tabaka Author PhotoAnn Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware. She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer. She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies. Chris has been selected as the resident Haiku poet for Stanzaic Stylings.

Photo of meadow by loganban

The Sweet Scent

Vivid memories
Of days long past
Senses do not forget
The sweet smell
Of lilacs in full bloom
Warm spring days
Amethyst jewels sparkle
Atop jade green leaves
Surrounded by vibrancy and joy
My father’s favorite flower
Forever in my heart

By Ann Christine Tabaka

woman near  blossoming  lilac


Tabaka Author PhotoAnn Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware. She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer. She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies. Chris has been selected as the resident Haiku poet for Stanzaic Stylings.

Photo of lilac by Galyna Tymonko

Light Show

Sunlight played on the forest floor
dappled through the trees.

Bright emerald patterns
against lush darker hues,

strobing like nature’s neon light show.
A captivating event to behold.

Alternating waves of
light and shade
dancing on beams of joy.

An enchanting world
of imagination and delight.

Afternoon hours
wandering woodland paths.

By Ann Christine Tabaka

pathway through autumn forest


Tabaka Author PhotoAnn Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware. She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer. She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean. Chris lives with her husband and two cats. Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies. Chris has been selected as the resident Haiku poet for Stanzaic Stylings.

Photo of autumn forest pathway by Derek Audette