We can’t hold it off any longer. Winter has arrived. No big storms yet, but snow and ice will come. What’s winter like for you? Harsh or contemplative? Here are some haiku for the season.


sullen gloom

or hush contemplative

choosing your winter



of winter darkness

chapel of the stars


in barren winter

give yourself

the great gift of love


twilight rooftops

snowfall sparrows

winter in their wings


winter horse

pale stars

silent pasture


winter thaw

triple squirrels

daredeviling on branches


winter dawn

quarreling crows

irritate the silence


a hint of light

in winter’s

dark compassion