Morning Haiku and Waka – Snow Thoughts – January 30, 2015

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snow falling
this white cold dark morning
ah … blackbird days
chill winds and sombre thoughts
remembering you
when you left so suddenly
on that last snowy day

covered in white
sad moments return to mind
snow flakes


saint ice days
only the blackbirds warble
in the dead winter

at dawn
taking photographs of snow
wet socks

childhood thoughts
snowballs, sleighing and cocoa
waiting for snow
radio blares no school today
then I made a snow angel

© G.s.k. ‘15

A couple of notes – first of all the photographs were edits that I made for the One Four Challenge which I didn’t publish .. reason being a person informed me that the photos was too askew, below is the other I’d done before going for a more conventional take … the Days of the Blackbird and Saint Ice Days are two references to the coldest days of the year, the end of January and the beginning of February … The Days of the Blackbird is Italian and Saint Ice Days is German, the latter, I discovered last night when one of my English students told me and then  asked me how we referred to these days in America or England … and I had to admit that I don’t know.  If anyone does, could they please put the answer in the comments.


22 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – Snow Thoughts – January 30, 2015

  1. I love this photo, cara! That last ku is sad…it went up to minus 15 yesterday. But I see it is snowing here at 2am and hoping for milder temps so I can take a walk and take photos. Babysitting my grandson since Wed night at his place and the winter scenery is pretty here. Right behind the condos is a ravine and teens were skiing down but it was too cold to take photos…Will try later this morning as the sun rises right over that ravine. Ciao bella xx

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    • Jen and I were just mentioning how cold your part of the world is! I’m happy your visiting with your grandson .. sounds like a lovely scene you’ve been able to see … hopefully the snow will bring warmer weather .. seems a funny thing to say that, but I know what you mean by the remark! Only someone who’s lived in arctic conditions knows about this aspect of winter. A big hug and hopefully I’ll be able to do some reading today! Ciao cara xx

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        • I understand completely … I’m trying to edit my old poetry and learn a little more about photo editing … and of course writing … I have to admit the reading is becoming more and more difficult. Happy writing dear and have a great time with your grandson!


    • No, that still more or less -1C by my thermometer and cold by my standards, but more or less what it was yesterday at dawn … glad you enjoyed the haiku …


  2. Wish I could help you – but I couldn’t find anything about it! Will keep my eyes and ears peeled though. It’s a good question. We have “dog days of summer” in the US …. but really nothing for winter. Weird. Could find meteorological terms (“core of winter”) but nothing “folky”.


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