Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Winter Haiku 2007 Blog is now closed

Hello, Even though the winter season is still going on, we will be writing about Spring 2008.

Go here to post your haiku: Spring 2008 Blog

in the heat
dog barks at the sun

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


valentine's day...
in a pool of snow-melt
paper rose

Monday, February 11, 2008

frigid evening
stray cat comes to warm up
being extra cute

frigid evening
stray cat comes to warm up
being extra cute

first daffodil

early February
already one golden trumpet

© 2008, gerald england

Amaryllis on kitchen window

bereft of flowers -
now shooting forth
a long green spear!

from Romania

Photo: Gabriel Ivanescu
Text: Andrei Dorian Gheorghe

Posted on behelf of Andrei & Gabriel who are the coordinators of Cosmopoetry - SARM and Friends

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Spring Haiku 2008

I am the new Spring Haiku Administrator.

If you want to participate, please send me an email, so I can send an invitation to you on Feb

Let me know whether you want your links to your personal sites changed. If yes, send me the new link.

If everything remains the same, also let me know.

Thank you

winter's end
haiku poets announce
spring is here

cold cold
snow blowing sideways -
crows in flight

Valentine's Day

everlasting love - free
everlasting love - bouquet

Friday, February 8, 2008

Cool of the day

cool morning
remiinder to one and all
spring's not here yet

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ash Wednesday on SpanishTown Road

Jewelled skeletons dance


cool February morning

The scent of rum and redemption


Warming ground
first weeds of the season
popping in the lawn

leaves opening
out from the mystery

why do they do that?

in the graveyards
the carrion crows
pull the pansies from their beds

feeding time at the park

several sheep
at the manger
surround the goat

the black goat
with his forward feet
in the trough

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lent Begins

yesterday's treasures
today's useless trinkets
Mardi Gras throws

concrete pillow
sleeping teenager
at the park

last year's palms
burned to ashes
mortality reminder

warm winter morning-
pansies dancing in the breeze

Looking through the old school windows (on sunny days in winter)

the birches
and brightly glowing

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


sleeveless linen shirt
on my back

cold bathroom floor
toes feel


Early commute
wiping the excess dew
from the windshield

Monday, February 4, 2008

Comfort Food...

after long hard week
making chicken and biscuits
just for me

warm spell —
we scramble to find
our bike helmets

our bamboo thicketis now my son's space —
I may not enter

(Cross-posted at But Wait, There's More!)

Saturday, February 2, 2008


robins and coaltits
await the thaw

© 2008, gerald england

Blue Heron

He Stares, Eye Burning

Like Odin on his throne

Back straight, stiff neck


on cold glass.

Another place to post your haiku

Try this site: Ink, Sweat, and Tears!

A couple of our poets from this blog have posted here!

bare limbs
twisted with age
a sparrow's roost

I can't remember planting

snow-covered hills
into the sky

Friday, February 1, 2008

are they really
different from each other,
landing on a newspaper,
life and death on one page
from Tangled in Wisteria

Frigid Air

Bad morning in plant
blameshifting in high gear at
managers' meeting

Warm day in the park ...

two fat pigs
examine the fence
round their pen

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Enjoying the chill

Chilly evening-
nestled up with bowl of soup
and a great read

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

along the waterside
snowdrops -
snow falls


Morning Ginko-
Seeing the edges of winter
creeping inward

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


not so frigid morning
wild mint lets it leaves down
at first light

Monday, January 28, 2008

sunlight shining
through winter clouds
illumines the way

colors flying
New Orleans Mardi Gras

urban renewal

from the snowbank --
a stop new

Morning Research

mid morning break-
looking at this year's roses
and wishing for spring


Snowflakes stick
stars on the window panes
winter's miracle


Saturday, January 26, 2008

fallen leaves
the running man

Friday, January 25, 2008


early morning
frozen water glistening
in side walk cracks

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Wrapped in fog
the flying plane
seen by sound


The Edge of Spring

newly in the stores-
garden seeds and starters
for a new year

foggy crystal ball
foretells sleet
addled prognosticator

Blustery night in the Vienna Woods

slowly waving
under the starry sky
the conifers

suddenly -
the snapped crack
before the short silence

and long
and slow
the rent of wooden flesh

daylight reveals
the fallen comrades
on the battlefield

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chill in the Air

morning meeting-
plant manager grilling folks
for the right answers