Winter has not officially arrived but here in Columbus air is chill, ice has occasionally formed, and we’ve had a dusting or two of snow. Here are haiku to mark and celebrate the season.

sullen gloom

or hush contemplative

choosing your winter



of winter darkness

chapel of the stars


twilight rooftops

snowfall sparrows

winter in their wings


skipping on ice

OK with falls



winter thaw

triple squirrels

daredeviling on branches



a meandering snowflake



winter dawn

quarreling crows

irritate the silence


a hint of light

in winter’s

dark compassion


bile yellow

on winter white

canine watercolorist


winter horse

pale stars

silent pasture


winter thaw

neighbor kids