EXERCISE Poetry Challenge #10 -- Winter Haikus

Discussion in 'INSPIRING MUSES' started by Fluffy, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Winter Haikus


    What is a Haiku?

    A fairly short poem, actually. A haiku must be written in 3 lines, each with a certain amount of syllables. The first line has 5, the second line has 7, the third line has 5. You cannot have more or less. Many people have difficulties writing these, but this is a great time to learn and practice! If you want, make it look pretty using BBcodes.

    Why winter?
    Seasons are one of the simplest things to write about when making a haiku. Also, winter will be ending soon. May as well write about it until I nail you with poetry challenges about spring. ;)

    Nice... May I have an example?

    Snowflakes falling down
    They make blankets on the ground
    It's sparkling outside
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  2. I'll probably come up with a few more, but here's some to start the challenge off!

    Gust of wind, white blur
    Winter's heart opens to us
    A chilling embrace.

    Coming with the cold
    A shifting weather, mood, heart
    All warmth forgotten.

    Frost and chill and cold
    The heart of winter brings these
    Warmth sought in the hearth.
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    Across Von Wald’s pond
    An icy numbness sets in
    A colorless day

    Sleeping in Tuesday
    A fadeless haze escapes through
    Reaching only cold
  4. I can see snowflakes
    like spring blossoms fluttering
    in this winter land


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    Powdered sugar falls
    My tongue outstretched catches it
    The taste of winter

  6. Snow is wonderful
    The white blanket that covers all
    Little powdered flakes​
  7. Sharp chill of cool air
    Snowy white flakes blanket us
    The silence is still
  8. The chill of the wind,
    Grey clouds blanket overhead,
    I guess this means snow
  9. Nose and ears are red
    I am shivering too much
    I really hate this
  10. The biting cold blows,
    The snow falls so brightly now,
    A blanket of white.
  11. Snowdrop

    Tiny little snow drops fall,

    Gracing with silver a world,

    In waiting for melty snow.

    Voice of Winter

    Ever so softly,

    Snow taps against my window,

    The voice of winter.
    #11 AkikoYukito, Aug 25, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
  12. White snow drifting down
    In the lonely street of dreams
    Winter has begun
  13. A cool breezy sense
    Snowflakes fall slow like feathers
    White and frozen bliss
  14. So bitterly cold.
    Eyelashes gather flakes,
    Cheeks radiate pink.​
  15. Frosted branches gleam
    Moonlight dancing on snowflakes
    As snow falls gently
  16. The snow overflows
    the very tops of my boots.
    Now my socks are wet.

    A white blanket spreads
    between the sentinel trees
    unbroken and pure.