First Snow: hatsuyuki

A first posting for Frank J Tassone’s haiku challenge – first snow and evergreens. First snow, one of my favorite prompts and writing challenge.  Our first snow came Saturday! Because Haiku are not given titles, I have posted in the title column.

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

copyright kanzensakura

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Frank J. Tassone
    Dec 11, 2017 @ 19:27:32

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #15: Toni Spencer’s haiku for my current #haikai challenge!


  2. MNL
    Dec 13, 2017 @ 03:16:52

    lovely! “branches bloom white” love that line


  3. Trackback: #Haikai Challenge #12 (12/17/17): Winter Solstice #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone
  4. julespaige
    Dec 17, 2017 @ 19:38:26

    I am sure snow in the south is an odd thing.
    It was when I live in Indiana that I first heard of a ‘French Toast’ storm.
    Where you’d go to the store and the shelves would be void of milk, bread and eggs.

    Thank you for stopping by. I seem to have a tad bit of trouble yet in figuring out how to navigate Frank’s Place. But your visit reminded me that I would in fact like to visit his bookmarked site… since his prompts roll out on Saturdays.

    I was born a southern, but raised a northern and I love the Addam’s Family!


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 17, 2017 @ 19:50:07

      Thank you Jules. I have never heard of a French toast snow but it makes perfect sense. I am on the northern edge of the South and so have quite a bit of experience with snow. I have also lived in various parts of the north. It for not snow weekly here but it snows often enough we see snow on the ground (old and new snow) for most of the winter. Gomez Addams is my main man.

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      • julespaige
        Dec 17, 2017 @ 19:55:48

        When I was growing up – I always watched the serial on TV. Just a few years younger than you – I think. Dad had some of Addams’ books.

        One rhyme I remember was:

        I do not like thee Dr. Fell
        The reason why I can not tell,
        But I do not like thee Dr. Fell…

        Or something like that.


  5. whippetwisdom
    Dec 18, 2017 @ 04:45:01

    A beautiful haiku and photograph Toni, I love it when branches bloom white ☺💜❄


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