Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Winter is over

Hello Poets,

Well, as least in our Haiku world.

It's almost midnight in the UK, so I am closing this blog.

You can start posting very soon on Spring Haiku 2009.

If you aren't a member, please go over there to sign in. We are always looking for new poets!

Thanks to Steve for organizing this site. We hope that you feel better now!

Signing off now!


comet lulin

the green comet
passed-by last night
behind clouds

winter – cling to life

deep breath of electric air

cross to Anelka…

sparrows sit
touching heads -
Spring inches in

Monday, February 23, 2009

Shrove Tuesday
latest posts
on Winter Haiku


Mardi Gras -
derniers messages
sur Winter Haiku

rake … brown leaves … a ball

our last Fall day together

preserved under snow

Morning shivers on
the way to school. Coats pulled tight,
head bowed as in prayer.

wild water

wild water crashes over the edge of winter rock unyielding

words: mandy smith
photo: phill deason
© 2009

mountainside forest

snow shaken from bough –

echo of axe

full of the sea's roar -
the crow's nest sways

below a pale sun
people squelch here
and there through slush

stars gleam
on a spun sky

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Snowman moved
tired of this non-winter

knowing I've lived
through another winter-
quiet victory

Saturday, February 21, 2009

returning road -
fresh snow
filled my steps


chemin de retour -
la neige fraîche
a comblé mes pas

New : pages with my haiku in english on "Haïkus au fil des jours"

Friday, February 20, 2009

during the fourth watch
cold air seeps through the windows
and brushes my ear

Thursday, February 19, 2009

cold front

all night long she moans -
emptiness pregnant with sound
emptiness barren

in the night watches
frozen moon crosses window
drone of the clock

dark clouds roll away -
a crow drinks
from glittering tractor-tracks

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

through the window-
snow dances on the river
birds swooping down low

Under the surface
a rebel hidden
a vivid spring

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

during crazy day
outside the office window
fat cat just chillin'

bright line, connecting
me to your hospital bed
jet stream etch-a-sketch

the snow is too deep
for the pot-bellied pigs
but not too deep
for the children
standing on the swings

Monday, February 16, 2009

early shift-
stars fading into sun light
during the first break

from highest branches
crows' great commotion:
Spring approaching?

Sunday, February 15, 2009


The SPRING HAIKU BLOG begins on the 25th February

2009, for further information see here ....................

Note from Isabel: Beatrice is now setting up everything. She might not have time to respond to your email to join.

There will be an announcement here on this blog, when Beatrice is ready to send out the invitation to blog.

This winter blog closes down on the 24th.

Beatrice is doing a great job to organize things and Pat will be writing some posts also and act as the comment/spam reader.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

valentine's day breakfast

hard-boiled egg
with yellow roses
- spring is on the way

babysitting for friends-
pitbull curls up with me on couch
during the news

thaw -
the rustle of water
invades the night


dégel -
le murmure de l'eau
envahit la nuit

Friday, February 13, 2009

first light
baking cheesecake for friend's child
licking the beaters

Thursday, February 12, 2009

through quickening clouds
night orb's cold unyielding gaze
fixing winter fast

blustery morning-
tree branches stuck in fences
trash cans roll in alley

first pale shoots--
whisking the matcha
to a jade froth

snow on the apple tree -
warm in their buds
the apples

A coy winter sun

looks on, through naked branches

-a veiled promise

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

early commute
last of packed ice berm
melts into runoff

snow has thawed

snow has thawed
over the recreation ground
boots trample through mud

© 2009, Gerald England

zen garden
covered with snow:
zen garden

Winter Dawn

in the hollows,
where frost and mist are thickest,
the dregs of night

Photo Winter in the Park by David Chare

Snowmelt brings a false
sense of security
and an ankle twisted.

white winds
buffet from all angles
an icy path

crow back home
in the tree
shakes off his white cap

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

bird hops in circles
atop traffic camera
before roosting

Sunday at Lake Pontchartrain

white gulls gliding for shrimp
white sailed boats

heading for the seawall
and turning around
aqua ducks

blue sail - white center
from distance - miracle
Virgin Mary

Flag of no nation

sundown's banner
seen through bare trees -
orange blue pink

the park full
of abandoned snowmen

Awake, wondering,
whether you are asleep, somewhere
out there, full moon

* * *

Valvon ja mietin,
nukutko siellä, kaukana
jossain, täysikuu

Monday, February 9, 2009

winter blahs-
my salary frozen this year
at least there's a job

stooped arthritic tree
wrapped in vines against the wind
pale moon smiles coolly

Thrush and sparrow
unseen in naked hedgerow.
Ice crunches underfoot.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The stillness of cold
air, turning snow to dark ice --
birds under bushes.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

top of the hill -
alone between setting sun
and rising moon


sommet de la butte -
seul entre soleil couchant
et lune montante

Snow Melting

across the fields
the remains of snowmen -
abandoned megaliths

Photograph Snow Melting by Michele Morgan

spring thaw--
an old friend and I
make amends

Friday, February 6, 2009

Starbuck run today
being glad for heavy coat
for later commute

finally sun--
the icicle's persistent
rhythmic drip

Wet in wet
clouds in treetop levels
an excuse for winter weather

Thursday, February 5, 2009

frigid morning
lightly holding steering wheel
until first red light

natural artist:
bare birch tree inks in shadows
across its scrolled skin

whirling flakes of snow
mute every sound; cover
the world in beauty.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

fist light
last night's dusting of snow
melts into morning dew

the door opened
and down they fell -
all the christmas cards

he whistles in the snow
pretends his sticks are ski poles

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

morning errands
seeing the snow line
while heading north

Gentle white flakes float
Around the barking dog sound
Gathering numbers.

Basset in the snow--
Patchwork of brown, black and white
Howling at the sky.

cold front--
in the busker's guitar case
five copper coins

this sweet morning
the world is freshly dusted
with powdered sugar

hiding place...

another nut
on a snowy branch
gently tucked away by crow

Still snowing

through the night suburbs
we slept on a pillow of snow
that fell soft and delicate, down

Photo Still snowing by GothPhil

Haiku by David Loffman

snow-covered fields -
lit from below

Monday, February 2, 2009

late commute
snow dancing in the streetlights
taking the scenic route

the mid-winter thaw –

hear birdsong and see neighbors

this one afternoon

ice patch on boulder –

gentle nephew of him who

left her in that spot

pulling plump package
over ice, tug slackens
son's smile gliding by

tangled undergrowth -
forgotten clumps of old hair
caught in nature's brush

first fall

a gull
struggles against high winds -
the clatter of hail

Sunday, February 1, 2009

18C (65F)

on the lake -
white sails
clear sky

1° Celsius

Trees rustle
on with hat
white curtain falls

Streams trickle
distant click-clack
of falling stones

the old pine:
one green shadow
on the stream

-27,4 °C

This white-cold sun,
breath freezing on eyelashes -
gifts from Siberia

* * *

Valkoinen säihke,
hengitys jäänä ripsissä -
Siperian tuomiset

upon still waters
this rustic boat
rides its reflection

Snowflake here and there
through the garden
slowly floating