Monday, December 15, 2008

Solemnness of Snow

White woven blanket
a softness covers the ground
not making a sound

Snow fell on our little city this weekend. I do love watching it gently fall and how is makes everything look so fresh and pretty. Unfortunately, it doesn't stay this way. But until it turns to slush and ice, I'll enjoy the newness of it's beauty.

As I watched it fall all day (in between doing laundry, the dishes, straightening the house, etc.), adjectives for snow kept running through my mind...weird, I know!
Guess I was also thinking of school and the fact that we have one week left until Christmas break! Woo-hoo!
So, I jotted down a few of those words and put them into phrases and then composed a haiku or two! :)

Falling, twirling down
glistening diamonds adorn
branches of the trees

Now, I am not a poetess by any means, but it was a fun brain exercise for me. If you'd like to give it a try...I'd love to read them in the comments section. (But, please don't feel like you have to write one just to leave a may not feel like being as "weird" as me!)

Here is a little info and some guidelines on the haiku if you "choose to haiku"~ ( I should probably have some more coffee before I try to write a joke!)

The haiku is a poem or verse that originated in Japan. It is written in three lines. The haiku does not rhyme. Instead, the haiku sets a mood or portrays a feeling or scenery.

The entire haiku is composed in 17 syllables. The first line contains five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third and final line has five syllables. 5-7-5.

First, choose a topic or theme (mine was snow), then think of words that describe your theme:

1st line: 5 syllables

2nd line: 7 syllables

3rd line: 5 syllables

Calm, quiet, soft, bright
Illuminates the dreary
keeps travelers home


Crisp crunchy footsteps
Laughing child spreads angel wings
cold, wet, powder....SNOW!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Beautiful pics! Not much Haiku action in my brain today, though. :) I think I've lost too much sleep over the past days.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your Haiku's. I might try this sometime.

It's snowing and sleeting here. We don't have to go anywhere. We're enjoying it from the hearth room

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, stay warm inside your house with all that snow. We were supposed to have some last night but it never happened. Today it is raining instead. Happy holidays to everyone over at your house.


Donna said...

I love your Haikus. How fun!

Happy Holidays to you and your family, Suzanne!

...Miss..Maddie's... said...

Can I cheat with the syllables part?
Snowflakes transcending
all around, falling
to earth in silence.
Hope you're enjoying your snow, our forecast says up to 8 inches by tomorrow evening!
xo Susan

Jacquelynne said...

Right now it's too late for my brain to write a haiku, but I am enjoying yours, makes me feel peaceful. Thanks.

Lana said...

Suzanne ~ I loved reading your Haikus. Not long ago, while thrifting, Jess found some little Haiku books with very pretty illustrations.