Poetry Friday & a winter haiku

poetry friday logoIt’s Poetry Friday!

Deep thinker, poem tinkerer Irene Latham is hosting with an MLK-themed post at Live Your Poem.

Today I’m sharing another haiku I wrote this summer when it was hot and I was dreaming of winter. Now it’s winter and I long for the sun! We even had sleet on Thursday. SLEET y’all! In Mississippi! My friends’ kids  were begging for a snow day . . .



Freshly fallen snow

the purple crocus

springs up

by Keri Collins Lewis

This photograph came from Wikimedia Commons: By Thomas Wolf (Der Wolf im Wald) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. It can be found online at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AKrokusse_im_Schnee.jpg.

Author: Keri

14 thoughts on “Poetry Friday & a winter haiku

  1. And we’re supposed to hit 60 degrees today in CO-what a winter this has been. I hope your sleety weather disappears soon, Keri. Most times it seems that it’s us who have the crocus in the snow. Lovely thought.

  2. I think this time of year does give us a yen for green! I asked for a terrarium for Valentine’s Day — just want to get my hands in some dirt 🙂

  3. I can see that crocus through your poem! I like how you’ve specified a purple crocus. We’ve got at least 3 months before we see one around this neighborhood.

  4. I like how you describe Irene, Keri– “Deep thinker, poem tinkerer.” Very apt, I think. 🙂 Also like your hope-springing haiku. What would we do with crocuses? This has been an unusually dismal winter in Florida (so far) as well.

  5. Love your haiku! I am gathering up the confidence to move away from 5-7-5 and still know I’ve written haiku…

    On a separate note, I like how you handled the attribution for the photo. I love it that Wikimedia Commons provides the correct attribution, but I was in such a habit of putting attribution below the photo in the caption space and its length detracted from the picture there. Well, duh. Why not put it at the end of the post?!?!

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