streetlights reflected

December Haiku Share

We’ve done summer rain, now it’s time to share a haiku, tanka, or haiga about winter rain, streetlights, reflections, pavement, dawn, rain in general, or winter in general.

streetlights reflected
in wet pavement
winter dawn

Mariposa #26, Spring/Summer 2012

If you missed the initial post, click here to read about the month long haiku challenge I am holding right here on my blog this December.

53 thoughts on “streetlights reflected

      • not at all! it rains pretty regularly here from mid-October to July 5th– the rest of the time it is fairly dry. The only reason the rain bothers me so much this time of year is that it is combined with general grayness and early darkness (it is dark by 4:30 pm). But the good news is that in 3 days, the days will start getting longer again. Yay!

  1. to return
    or not to return
    —winter twilight

    First publication credit: DailyHaiga 18 January 2010.
    Haiga by Dorota Pyra couold be seen here:

    Second: Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness, edited by Robert Epstein, Published by Modern English Tanka Press, Baltimore, Maryland 2011.

    Third: Haïga. Peindre en poésie, by Ion Codrescu, Published by A.F.H. Association francophone de haiku, Barjols, France 2012.

    Haiga with haiku in French by Ion Codrescu.

    French version:

    ou ne pas revenir
    – crepuscule d’hiver

    (haiku translated into French by I. Codrescu)

    Haiga could be seen here:

  2. relentless rain
    fragments of lotus
    fragments of me…
    would i do it all again
    love him recklessly

    Pamela A. Babusci
    A Thousand Reasons

  3. winter sky–
    the white cat’s eyes

    ciel d’hiver–
    le blanc des yeux du chat
    plus bleu

    Alegria Imperial

    Daily Haiku Selection, April 22, 2011
    (Mainichi, Japan)

    French translation by Serge Tome at

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