Raw #midnighthaiku

Snow-devils dancing
A delicate coverlet
Conceals a cold heart

Snow falls ceaselessly, settling only in spaces where the arctic winds cannot whip it away. Drifts build in gardens and secluded corners, leaving the roads deceptively clear, lulling the unwary into a false sense of security. Winter displays a vicious streak. Even at midday, the temperatures stand at minus five, and feel ten degrees colder.

Muscles taut with cold, I venture out into the garden. The waterfalls are quiet, the stream barely runs beneath a pale blanket and the pond is an icy dancefloor for snow devils, beneath which the fish sleep unseen and dream of spring.


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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22 Responses to Raw #midnighthaiku

  1. Love the haiku, Sue! Hope things will soon warm up for you.

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  2. I’m shivering after reading your haiku. Here’s to a spring haikU before U know it! 🙂

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  3. Lyn Horner says:

    Brrrrr! Makes me want to crawl under a warm blanket.

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  4. Beautiful, both the haiku and the pictures

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    I hope that is just a snow covered statue in your pictures, Sue, and not a frozen dog?


  6. Here in Bavaria we had that bitterly cold and snowy return of winter during the last ten days. I don’t mind low temperatures but this cold wave has been even for me too much.


  7. Jennie says:

    Ah, old man winter.


  8. dgkaye says:

    Lovely haiku and images Sue. That last photo looks like the outline of an animal turning its head and staring at the snow. 🙂 <


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