It’s a mild winter so far in Columbus, Ohio. Little snow, but chill temperatures, great for winter walking! Days sunny or gray. Dark nights, gleaming stars. Here are haiku to accompany the season.

sullen gloom

or hush contemplative

choosing your winter


winter thaw

triple squirrels

daredeviling on branches



a meandering snowflake



bile yellow

on winter white

canine watercolorist


twilight rooftops

snowfall sparrows

winter in their wings



of winter darkness

chapel of the stars


winter dawn

quarreling crows

irritate the silence


winter thaw

neighbor kids



a hint of light

in winter’s

dark compassion


skipping on ice

OK with falls



winter horse

pale stars

silent pasture


in barren winter

give yourself

the great gift of love