Monday, January 12, 2009

My Snow Haiku

I've been inspired by Donna to write more poetry. Yesterday, while enjoying the view from my living room and watching the giant snowflakes gently slow motion...with nary a breeze to hinder their gentle journey toward the earth....I wrote this Haiku.

Gently falling snow
Slowly falling fluffy flakes
Carpeting the earth

For He says to the snow,
‘Fall on the earth’.
-Job 37:6a


Call me Joe Crustacean said...

I thought a Haiku was the head Karate teacher.

Pat said...

I thought you said "God bless you" after someone said Haiku..then handed them a kleenex. I think I've been reading too much of Brillo mans comments!!
At the risk of sounding ignorant..OK, I already gave that away...just what is a Haiku?

Deb said...

hai-ku [hahy-koo] noun

1. a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons.

2. a poem written in this form.

byhisgracealone said...

love it Deb....I love reading Haiku but have only written a few of my this your favorite form of poetry?


Deb said...

I do enjoy writing and reading Haiku. Some days it's my favorite! I enjoy free verse too.

...or just anything good!

KayMac said...

I love your Haiku,
And Pat's kleenex comments too
You inspire, always!

Mrs. Mac said...

gazoontite, Pat ... lovely hai-ku. We had lessons in this form of poetry back in second grade. Brings back youthful thoughts (good ones ;)

Mrs. Mac said...

Good grief, crusty Joe. I just now read your comment ;) (lol, lol, lol)

Felisol said...

Beautiful winter haiku.
You've got the "feeling".
From Felisol

Trish said...

Lovely Haiky...I learned something new today. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks???