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Haikus - Winter

Updated on May 2, 2012
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Winter Haikus

Haikus for Winter


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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      win-winresources 5 years ago from Colorado


      Glad you could make the transformation.


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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

      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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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

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