If you live in the U.S.A., I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. In Northern Arizona where I live, my husband and I enjoyed a feast with the fireplace blazing. It's gotten quite chilly here. Evenings dip below freezing, and the temps slowly rise to the high-forties in the afternoon. When the winds pick up, it's mighty cold.
I live at an elevation of 5,000 feet, and snow-capped mountains surround the area. The seasons are all distinct and beautiful. I mention this because writer Colleen Chesebro has sent forth an invitation to compose a poem focused on the current season - as experienced in our particular locale.
My contribution is a simple tanka (5-7-5-7-7). With my intro to this geographical area, I hope you'll have a special appreciation for what I try to convey in just a few words. Enjoy!