105 Days And Counting

April 19, 2022…

Topic of Haiku – April Fool’s Day

fresh snow
after I see off
April Fool’s Day

19 days later
snow on the earth
April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day
snow accumulating
19 days later

grass buds shooting up—
colder than snow
April Fool’s Day

there are roses
where snow falls
April Fool’s Day

blooming tulips
the sighting of raging flames—
April Fool’s Day

snow falls
it falls rather than
April Fool’s Day

April blizzard—
days without
reading or writing Haiku

night snow
on the ground
April Fool’s Day

April snow—
the colors of spring
change suddenly

105 Days And Counting…

April 12, 2022…

Topic of Haiku – Lies

lies and truths
in depth of one day
snow accumulations (1a)

lies and truth
in the depth of one day
accumulated snow (1b)

colorful lies
as many as the number
of spring flowers

autumn deepens
so too
number of the lies

depth of snow
old lies come
in the number of flakes (4a)

depth of snow
all lies come
in the number of flakes (4b)

avalanche —
old lies
suddenly pile ups

deepening winter
their number increases…
old lies (6a)

deepening winter
their number increases…
all lies (6b)

avalanche as many lies as many old lies as new lies

*100 days, possible 105 days until my 42nd birthday. I am trying to see how many new Haiku I can accumulate before the big day. 😉


winter dawn
sounds of blowing snow
sleeping birds 

in the breath of a new day
dawn’s pale light filtering through

frost sharp air
cut into pieces by sunshine
sparkling on snow

among frosted rotting leaves
cacophony of colors

spots of blue
varying the light to fit
tracks in the snow

spinning blue kaleidoscope
revealing fainting footprints

ocean sunset
staying by the window
’till the color sinks 

piercing rippling shining waves
orange-gold and bright pink rays

cold winds
rounding snow-capped peaks
a full moon

zephyrs carry ocean scents
across mountains and valleys

before one star
beams from the lighthouse
search the sky 

guiding light through stormy seas
bright flame lures through foggy grey

Copyright © 2019 by Dorna Hainds

© Jane Reichhold (Extracted from “A Dictionary of Haiku”)

Response to Carpe Diem #1584 Winter Renga With Jane Reichhold — spots of blue