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

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 Choka

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

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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.

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Morning Haiku and Waka – January 17, 2015

 

field flowers

field flowers

early blooms
prophets of spring-time
white snow drops

purple crocus
hidden in a snow drift
spring thoughts

yellow Primula
in a sunny patch of woods
blossoms

even in the snow
spring coyly visits the earth
early drops of warmth
in fields, woods and city parks
brighten these long cold days

© G.s.k. ‘15