Tag Archives: amstelveen

Cold

Foggy days in old Amsterdam
When rooftops hide in the gloom
Hoar frost sparkles tattered bushes
Tram windows mist up

Flying home to unexpected chill
House cold as a tomb
Huddling around an electric heater
Sipping tea, as the gas boiler struggles

Bright morning, glowing sunshine
Garden frosted like a Christmas cake
Hens fluffed up against the chill
We miss the warmth of good friends

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Oh, to be with friends in Amsterdam again…..sigh…….

Amstelveen morning

Mist wreathes slender canals
chased away by an October sun
which silhouettes  a heron
against the now bright water.

Across a concrete slab bridge
russet leaved vines glow.
We walk past white spattered cows
tan sheep
and a mud encrusted tractor.

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond