snow melt

It must be (almost) spring! A new issue of The Heron’s Nest has also just been released, containing one of my haiku:

snow melt
forever not as long
as it once seemed

I’m feeling this haiku particularly today, as I spent the afternoon sorting through some old photos circa 1970. Can that really be over 40 years ago?

December Haiku Share- Day 31

— December Haiku Share

snow flurries
a fresh batch
of resolutions
— Cara Holman

Shiki Kukai, January 2012

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bootsoles
clapping together
another snowstorm
— Jenny Ward Angyal

Magnapoets 7, Jan. 2011

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winter darkness
we run out
of subjects to change
Seánan Forbes

Modern Haiku 43:3

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New Year’s Day
the dragon tattoo
red and puffy
— Peter Newton

The Language of Dragons, ed. by Aubrie Cox

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my mother
did she realize the power
of her words?
beneath snowy pines
forgiveness begins
Pamela A. Babusci
Multiverses Issue 1 2012

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first snow –
that moment just before
Eating Honey
— angie werren

*NaHaiWriMo (December, 2011)

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icy breaths –
half my life spent
reliving the past
— S.M. Abeles

World Haiku Review (December 2012),
2nd place, Neo-Classical category

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large flakes of snow the silence of pines
— Lauren Mayhew

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snowflakes…
a white mare’s whinny
lifts a cloud
— Polona Oblak

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appreciating
second chances
bare branches
— Sandi Pray

see haiga here

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epiphany–
a gift bag of needles
under the tree
Margaret Dornaus

Acorn, no. 27, Fall 2011

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crumbling brickwork
echoes across the canal . . .
with every bridge
I renew my faith
in a boundless sky
— Kirsten Cliff

‘Forever Home’ (with Margaret Dornaus)
LYNX 27:3, October 2012

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with time served
only a couple of days –
prison yard snow
— Johnny Baranski

(from my tri-fold “First Snow” a Teahouse Pamphlet 2003)

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another new year
I take with me the scent
of Christmas memories
— Christine L. Villa

see haiga here
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creekside departure . . .
wet stardust falling
from a swan’s wings
— Kathy Uyen Nguyen

My origami haiga here

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snow flurries
her last
wheezy breath
— Jone MacCulloch

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first snow
still we find
the gaps
— Alegria Imperial

from a haiga published at NTFG 3:3 December 2011
see haiga here 

 

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*this is a “pooh-ku” — based on this A.A. Milne quote:

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ~angie werren

 

December Haiku Share- Day 8

December Haiku Share

night sky –
my thumb
eclipsing the moon
Cara Holman

1st place, Shiki Kukai, July 2010
3rd place, Shiki Kukai 8th Annual Poets’ Choice Kukai

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night of silence
i find a river stone
in my pocket
— Pamela A. Babusci
HM: 11th HIA Haiku Contest (2009)

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ebb tide
the night nurse
closes your eyes
— Seánan Forbes

Acorn 29, Autumn 2012

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choir practise…
at the pan yard night sky
through shutters
— gillena cox

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doomed
to sleepless nights-
the hare on the moon
— sanjuktaa

A Hundred Gourds, issue 1:2, March 2012

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your words
before you left . . .
craters on the moon
— — Polona Oblak

2nd place Shiki Kukai January 2011
carving darkness: Red Moon Anthology 2011

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morning moon . .
an old cat walks
his older master
Sandi Pray

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shooting star
my wish for
an unhurried life
— Lauren Mayhew

The Heron’s Nest XIII, 2: June 2011

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I write her love notes
on torn away pieces
of paper moon
—  S.M. Abeles

Chrysanthemum Vol. 12

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poor moth,
come on, I show you
the moon
Lech Szeglowski

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cold moon
still the weight of her baby
in my arms
Kirsten Cliff

DailyHaiku, Cycle 12, January 27, 2012

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memorial
so many empty chairs
touched by moonlight
— Margaret Dornaus

AHG, 1.1, December 2011
CHO, 8.1, April 2012

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blue moon
tracing the length of time
between us
— Christine L. Villa

NaHaiWriMo, August 2011
see haiga here 

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gibbous moon
reflects the path
we neglected
— Jone MacCulloch

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crescent moon
no expression on the face
of the doll
Alison Williams

Modern Haiku 43.2 Summer 2012

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early moon–
she pats blue corn masa
into perfect circles
— Terri Hale French

Shiki Kukai, August 2009

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