A contribution to Ronovan’s Decima Challenge No.41: prompt word Shimmer on the C rhyme line. Linked to the previous Haiku Challenge: Frost and Glint. A technical variation to the Decima form, with the use of half rhyme throughout.


Snowflakes like a perfect crystal
fill the fields outside our backdoor.
On the horizon, see the deer
searching for food near this coastal
town. We know Winter can cost all
our neighbouring beasts a Summer
of feeding, as hedgehogs slumber
beneath the glinting shards of frost.
Will they awaken, be the first
to encounter Spring's fresh shimmer?
Categorized as Licks

By Arthur Richardson

Very part time poem maker. Retired from paid work.


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