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

Drumbeat of hailstone...

and the wolf
in the chimney

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

one day
stretches into another-
winter sadness

On a Winter's Evening

Luminous myst'ry
Cloud delicately balanced
a brief gleaming veil.

winter beaver pond
ducks on the open water
feeding quietly

Rimed Morning

first light-
icy tipped leaves sparkle red and gold
against orange sun

Less than a month to start Spring 2008 Haiku

This haiku site will end on February 12, 2008.

Who wants to create and administer the Spring 2008 blog?

Write to me at

Monday, January 21, 2008

quietly falling
each one unique

Fire Salamander's alarm clock goes off too early....

in the false-spring woods
a black & gold amphibian
slow and steady away

in the classroom window
new bulbs

Sunday, January 20, 2008

grey clouds

winter storm ~
grey clouds pursue
grey clouds


tempête d'hiver ~
des nuages gris poursuivent
des nuages gris

Carrion Crows in Winter Storm

the invisible
roller coaster
with its ragged black passengers

this haiku now at
where there is also an invitation to publish your poem/s

January rain

January rain
under the willow tree
daffodils emerge

words & picture © gerald england, 2008

it’s more like spring
confused plants plunges’
half-hearted with open buds
Snowdrop and Eranthis smiles

Saturday, January 19, 2008

this winter night,
watching my breath float,
reminding me
the cruelty, the beauty,
the reality of life

Friday, January 18, 2008

a haiku for you

I just think this video is something all haiku poets should be aware of. Enjoy!

Looking Toward Weekend

looking toward weekend-
great book and bottomless tea
whispers to me

out from the snow
a silver birch
making a splash

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Morning Break

mid morning-
looking at snow flakes
rest on the river

Haiku from Juliet

My friend Juliet asked me to share her haiku with YOU.

uninvited guest
holiday chill
winter wind

howling wind
listening intently
my cat purrs

first streetcar ride
in 2 years
comforting screech

on the airplane
the old man snores
I listen to Bob Dylan

the gift sits
in the bathroom
now they are divorced

Her site is here.

Evening Plans

grey skies, blue cotton yarn
planning outing with friends
knitting at the bar

Barcelona Airport in January

black & yellow cabs
stop pick-up and go -
swift as bees in summer


My hearing
reduced in one ear--
winter wind:
make tea for myself
while she waits in bed


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

earth has grown cold
in the winter of our love
it will warm once again

icy morning
waiting out extra minutes
before heading out

can see forever
smoke blows sideways
must be beastly cold!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Silent Snowfall

silent snowfall
filling in the soles
of my footprints...
if only this path
lead me closer to yours

Monday, January 14, 2008

Crisp Morning

chilly morning-
frozen spikes of grass
waving in the wind

Saturday, January 12, 2008

January morning

Photo by Sandy

forest trail -
in the air the scent of
snowmobile exhaust

our anniversary...
the surface of snow
not yet broken

January storm
knots in the chain
of our anniversary necklace

January is the cruelest month

Ochre, tan, dull brown
moist tree bark, wet moss faded
nature is tired.

Cold eyes blink, white-washed.
Will they remember color?
Spring three months away.

over frosted fields
lit from beneath

Friday, January 11, 2008

on cruel city sidewalk
latest victim

cold wind blowing
through tangled briar
something's bones picked clean

Thursday, January 10, 2008

winter thaw
dodging the dog poops
on the lawn

cleansing waters
early morning

pea-thick fog

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


balmy winter day
down by the river bed
enjoying a ginko

evidence of
a blue norther
on the horizon

Winter, not winter

Squirrels dart through woods,
rain erases snow and ice,
wet breakfast revealed.

Dear Mother Nature,
January rain feels hot.
Each drop scalds my face.

When snow melts too soon
your heavy blanket falls off,
you are still frozen.

on the wings of winter
ill news


Published in Asahi Shimbun, December 27, 2007

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What Time Is It?

70 outside
First week of January
checking the calendar...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Frosted Weekend

chilly Saturday-
moving quicker towards the car
with the groceries

Waiting for the train

Hobbling along my platform
pecking winter grit
- a 5-toed pigeon

Sunday, January 6, 2008

in 'The Gardens'
giant hearts and kisses
in the snow

Saturday, January 5, 2008

warm breath
on a chilled ear
shivering anticipation

Friday, January 4, 2008

Angry morning sky
blocked sunlight, turned day to
night bringing caution.

Downpours and wind gusts
capriciously scatter
summer's last remains

at every stop
kids running to catch the bus —
first day back

Mid Shift Musings

outside office window-
watching icicles melt
on bowed tree branches

through the bare tree

Thursday, January 3, 2008

early commute
moon resting on frozen pond

Lost Friendship

cold and standing
by the wood heater
still feeling chilled

pavements chequered
with snow and snowmelt -
I keep to the black

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

All Night

all night
the snap of branches
in this winter wind

I remember how deftly
he braided my hair

first coffee ~
the coloured spot
of the new calendar

First night

after long day
waking up to hear Dick Clark
on downstairs TV

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

frigid winds
blow in
another new year

I hope everyone has a great New Year.

New Year's resolve -
the heart attack victim buys
a new snow shovel

the drunk -
to silent music