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Afternoon Delight
Jana Kalina


Does not snow much, here
but — when it does — fat snowflakes!
Footprints in meringue.

© by Jana Kalina.
Used here with the author’s permission


Jana Kalina lives with her husband on Vancouver Island. Given her background in social sciences and journalism, she's found her voice in what she calls poetic journalism — a way of documenting her Bohemian family history and her life (from a young age) in the many countries she's lived in and travelled through.




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So expressive! I love that last line!
Posted 01/30/2021 02:56 PM
Wilda Morris:
Love the last line!
Posted 01/16/2021 06:16 PM
Lori Levy:
Love "footprints in meringue."
Posted 01/12/2021 09:50 PM
We don't get much snow in Mississippi either. I love your haiku--great metaphor in line 3!
Posted 01/12/2021 07:41 PM
I read that they have meringue in Madrid this week.
Posted 01/12/2021 09:02 AM
Larry Schug:
Not only the comma,whole lotta great punctuation going on in these lines. (Good eye, Kevin Arnold). I'd call this poem inspired and inspiring.
Posted 01/12/2021 08:53 AM
michael escoubas:
Nicely done, Jana! Not only for the haiku but your name has its own delightful jingle!!
Posted 01/12/2021 08:32 AM
Sharon Waller Knutson:
Sparse delightful poem. Love Footprints in meringue.
Posted 01/12/2021 07:20 AM
Oh that comma in the first line is so enticing. Brava!
Posted 01/12/2021 06:38 AM

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