Winter Haiku: a writing contest

I’m on a mission to continue enjoying winter until spring comes.

Tuesday morning as I stood at the gas station, filling up my car while the snow fell, I composed a haiku in my head.  Of course, by the time I got to a place where I could write it down, I’d forgotten it.  But I came up with another one.  Two, in fact.

Snowflakes tumbling down

Resting on her eyelashes

A frozen beauty

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Hushed yellow buses

Covered in thick white blankets

There’s no school today

Okay, all you writers out there!  Sharpen your haiku skills (remember, the syllables are 5/7/5) and share some haiku.  I’ll come up with prizes for the ones I like the best.  (It will be interesting to see what I come up with because with all this snow, I probably won’t get out to the store, so I’ll have to scrounge around the house.)

Requirements:  It must fit haiku pattern and it must be about winter.  Extra points for happy winter themes (I don’t need depressing poetry this time of year!) and super-extra points for lovely imagery.  This is great for you homeschooling moms to assign to your kids!  Limit three haikus per person, please.

Deadline:  Please enter by midnight on Friday night, February 12.  I will try to get winners chosen and announced on Monday the 15th.

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Caleb Thompson
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 09:30:23

    Can I enter this one Aunt Karen? Mom has really liked my Hakius for school. I just finished studying some poetry too.

  2. Shawn Hoover
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 09:33:31

    We know constant rain
    But rare is the winter month
    Of daily white flakes

  3. Tracy
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 10:49:39

    How fun!! I have one:

    Silence echoes as
    snow falls softly, creating
    a fresh white canvas

  4. Rita
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 11:57:36

    What a great idea!
    And I like your haikus.

  5. Martin
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 11:58:00

    Fat, fluffy flurries
    float silently down. Ears perk
    on snow white rabbits.

  6. Mike
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 14:19:02

    Snow in the driveway,
    (Winter will not ever end)
    waiting to be plowed.

  7. Mike
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 14:23:19

    Whiteness all around
    Wind and cold and sun abound
    Who would end this joy?

  8. Mike
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 14:27:19

    Chill to the last bone
    Who proclaims the climate warms?
    Raise your hand, I dare.

  9. RainyDaySaver
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 14:43:28

    I’m no poet, but I’m giving it a go!

    Frolicking children
    Barreling down snowy hills
    Watch out — here they come!

  10. Caleb Thompson
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 19:21:58

    Fires inside glowing
    Warming my freezing cold toes
    What more is to life?

  11. Caleb Thompson
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 19:25:15

    Warm sun on cold snow
    Playing soccer is boring
    Come spring, please come now!

  12. Caleb Thompson
    Feb 10, 2010 @ 19:37:18

    Sledding down steep hills
    I wish I could play longer
    But Dad says ,”SHOVEL!

  13. Rita
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 09:48:12

    Eight inches of snow,
    icing on picnic table,
    buries fond mem’ries.

  14. Thelma
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:05:17

    Sloppy noisy ‘V’,
    Feathers flash against grey sky.
    Regretful lament.

  15. Thelma
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:12:02

    Sweet tropical joy
    Warm climes and crashing green waves:
    The dreams of winter.

  16. Thelma
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:18:54

    Snowy diamonds gleam
    At dawn, as fierce fire rises.
    Beauty all divine.

  17. Thelma
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 10:19:22

    Oh yes, and as my prize, I’d like a pair of knitted slippers please! :)

  18. rita
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 12:15:01

    Pre dawn visitors
    criss crossing fresh fallen snow
    watching warily

    Twelve four-legged beasts
    nibble the lower branches
    graceful, hungry deer.

  19. Mike
    Feb 11, 2010 @ 12:43:25

    Eighteen-ninety-three
    Last saw depth of snow so deep
    Will Al say “uncle”?

  20. Kristie
    Feb 12, 2010 @ 08:55:00

    pure, white, blanket snow
    covering, reminding me
    i am forgiven

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