Winter is just around the corner. Here are a few poems to move you into thinking about the changing world. Enjoy
Winter Solitude- Reflecting mirror
in a world of one color frozen pond in bare garden
the sound of the wind – I am day older…
Dark, frozen cornstalks My bed is so warm
beneath a leaden sky, feel My alarm clock is so cold.
the rabbit’s warm blood I think I’ll sleep in.
On a frozen twig,
The little bird dreams of spring.
Oh! To see the sun.
Now, try your hand at writing haiku. Traditionally it creates an image through 5 beats, followed by 7 beats and ending with 5 beats. As you will notice from the above samples, that my vary in less-formal haiku.
I look forward to reading the haiku you send my direction.