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Haikus - Winter

Updated on May 2, 2012
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Winter Haikus

Haikus for Winter

by

Dr. Darryl Winer


Weathercaster’s pledge

Don’t worry, not much to fear

A foot of flurries


Lurking underneath

Perennials making plans

Gather strength for spring


Trees all akimbo

Wet, heavy snow takes its toll

Spring, with baited breath


Fun on the ice rinks

Crispy thrills on mountain slopes

Not so much on streets


Freeze and thaw, repeat

Imposing ice stalactites

Defy imagination


Barren trees shiver

Wind whipped snow lashes with glee

Roots safe underground


Icicles menace

Dispatched by strengthening sun

The promise of spring


Winter’s beauty gleams

Glints and shimmers in cold sun

Playground for the eyes


Thick blankets of snow

Fireplaces burning brisk

Folks busy inside


Chimneys great and small

Belching twisted plumes of smoke

Toasty hearth within


Relentless winter

Man and beast cower inside

No such luck for plants


Early harsh winter

Ignites dreams of warmth and sun

Spring’s too far away


Children’s sleds and skates

In cold anticipation

Await winter’s touch


Winter’s icy blasts

Takes center stage for five months

An unyielding grippe


Winter carnival

Cars and busses in slow dance

Hopefully alone


Like cotton candy

Fluffy precipitation

Feels great on your tongue


Snowmen, forts and balls

Endlessly renewable

As are those who play





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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Sounds like a typical, Rochester NY, winter day , here in upstate NY. I like this.. Voted up!

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado

      Hello Audra-

      Thanks for visiting this hub and your kind words. These haikus were written from my window in Colorado. But, heck, it certainly could have been upstate NY.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Awe, you wicked man, you turned me into a snowflake with a flick of your pen!

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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado

      Beyond-

      Glad you could make the transformation.

      -DW

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