Winter Haiku

These were posted on Real Toads: http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-tuesday-platform_18.html  This is also being posted on dVerse Open Link Night for Thursday.  Winter haiku because as Cole Porter says:  “It’s Too Darn Hot”.

copyright kanzensakura

l.
a hawk glides over
skeletal trees – winter blue
sky shows no mercy
ll.
silent neighborhood –
distant crows break the silence –
cold and still today
lll.
the grass is brittle and
frost covers everything –
at noon no melting
IV.
dead leaves carpet ground
beneath bare trees – end of
fall…winter begins
V.
bitter cold morning –
quick whiff of wood smoke before
nostrils become numb
VI.
spits of icy rain
bitter wind tossing tree tops
spring seems distant dream
VII.
brown hillside – splashes
of green cedars – small creatures
find food and shelter
VIII.
bitter winter night
first light of day first snow falls –
branches bloom white
IX.
midnight – snow flowers
spiral down and quickly die
on my outstretched hand
X.
cold winter dawn –
from across the field floats the
caw of a lone crow

Copyright Kanzensakura

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 17:47:33

    I’m not sure what I believe about reincarnation–like to keep my options open, but reading your haiku, Ms. Basho…..hmmm.

    Reply

  2. thotpurge
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 23:42:05

    Especially love those crows breaking the silence…

    Reply

  3. Brendan
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 05:16:49

    What a wonderful snow globe of haikus. You stay inside the mind of winter throughout.

    Reply

  4. Kerry O'Connor
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 07:45:43

    There is something about the form which always suggests a mood of serenity for me. You capture the change of seasons in the many details.

    PS. Please could I ask that when linking up at the Imaginary Garden, you use just one of your three appellations? The lengthy combination creates gaps in the links. Thank you.

    Reply

  5. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 17:38:07

    Beautifully evocative…. especially; “midnight: snow flowers spiral down and quickly die on my outstretched hand.”

    Reply

  6. Magaly Guerrero
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 20:30:17

    You’ve made winter sound delightful. And I do not like the cold. But I would not mind this wintry time.

    Reply

  7. paul scribbles
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 07:08:27

    Winter reflections of the highest order. One to return too time and again.

    Reply

  8. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Jul 20, 2017 @ 23:22:32

    first and last are my favorite but all evoke a scene that is striking

    Reply

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