First Snow – 2016

Today, hatsuyuki (first snow) finally came! Haiku linked to Poets United, Poetry Pantry.

bitter winter night
first light of day first snow falls –
branches bloom white

copyright kanzensakura

copyright kanzensakura

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 15:25:42

    Oh I love how you love the kigo of fist snow… and here you have two kigo in the same haiku (new years day as well)… that white bloom is wonderful


  2. Donna@Living From Happiness
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 16:07:18

    Your poem is a perfect window looking into the first snow…especially the branches blooming white. I love the look!


  3. Sherry Marr
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 17:34:07

    Beautiful, Toni – photo and words………, it feels as mild as spring.


    • kanzensakura
      Jan 19, 2016 @ 22:45:43

      It was like that for too long down here. Now we finally have winter. It was sooo cold last night when I was walking about and the sky had that odd mauve tint. So I was not surprised but happy to see it snowing.


  4. Sanaa Rizvi
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 17:52:42

    This is such a captivating piece 🙂
    Beautifully done.

    Lots of love,


  5. Mary
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 18:11:47

    This is lovely, Toni. I like the photo and the idea that blossoms bloom white!


  6. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 19:07:25

    Pretty scene and words.


  7. wholeproduction
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 23:03:40

    great write…an i am not sure where you are but it is the first snow of 2016 for me as well today 🙂


  8. kaykuala (@hankkaykuala)
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 00:43:11

    It is fun to see the first snow after waiting for a year!



  9. Suzanne
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 00:54:00

    How lovely that must look. You capture the delicacy of a snow fall beautifully.


  10. Bryan Ens
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 07:28:09

    Love how the first line seems so negative…but your final line brings out winter’s beauty.


  11. Susan Chast
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 07:39:59

    GREAT image! The white blooming trees of the first snow. As chance would have it, ours was last night!


  12. dsnake1
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 07:55:32

    it looks very cold!
    from where i am from, in the tropics, it is another world. 🙂


  13. annell4
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 10:08:41

    The first of anything so special!


  14. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 13:03:38

    The first word ‘bitter’ set the stage. Brr. Frosty. Lovely. Why get out of bed.
    Wonderful as usual, Kanzen. 🙂


  15. 1sojournal
    Jan 18, 2016 @ 18:30:05

    Like the contrast between the bitter and the bloom,



  16. Sumana Roy
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 01:41:50

    lovely Toni…


  17. magicalmysticalteacher
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 10:50:46

    You bring magic to snowfall!


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