A park bench covered in snow


The Snowscape. Tranquil.
A Table with cloth of white.
Clean on for the Spring.

A Table. Waiting.
Trees and fences look so grey.
Spring seems far away.
Look for the hidden colour.
Look deep for the branch of … Gold.


Jo the Po: I have used the form of a Japanese Haiku, followed by that of a Japanese Tanka (5-7-5 and 5-7-5-7-7). There is a mystery to solve in the photograph … if you can spot it!

Photo by Carol Fieldhouse: A Winter scene from Sycamore Close towards Ferris

A close up of a signThis poem was inspired by the February photograph in the 2022 Sibfords Calendar. The calendar was produced in the village as the result of a photo competition in aid of church funds, and is available for £6 in the church, the village shop and The Wykham Arms.