Winter Haiku



It’s a cold winter day and I’m home ill. Lying on the sofa, looking out through a sliver of opening between the curtains, I can see our neighbor’s tree, its naked branches stretching across the gray sky. And so this haiku sequence formed in my mind:

Skeletal branches
Stretch across the leaden sky
Yearning for the sun

Heavy clouds hang low
Threatening impending doom
Calm before the snow


11 thoughts on “Winter Haiku

      1. Well, it fits perfectly. And I sympathize with feeling lazy – I’ve been that way all month. It seems like by the time I get home at night, I’m too worn out to even want to do anything, and I always have a million things to do at night. I actually got off work a couple hours early today and am trying to make the most of it. 🙂


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