Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Snow Days?

December starts cold
precipitation promised
snow days may be many

Black asphalt, bleak, wet, and cold
Snow tumbling down, down
contact, melting, gone

pretty from inside
warm, cozy, kid-filled classroom
excited looks wander

Fluttering, falling
some drifts, tumbles, lazily lands
won't accumulate


  1. You are meeting your challenge to write haikus. The "cozy, kid-filled classroom" is my favorite.

    1. It was a strange day in the 1st grade workshop. I blamed the snow. :)

  2. Well done Emily! Your favorite stanza is my favorite one!

  3. That's wonderful! Can you tell us about the haiku challenge?

    1. Hi Christie! I learned of the challenge while reading and commenting last week. So, I joined Elisabeth at the dirigible plum in posting a haiku for my slice of life. She is part of the challenge to post a haiku a day in the month of December. She has studied the form and intent of haiku and I find her posts very informative! Link here:

  4. I love this! I am a fairly new poet, and find that I prefer specific poetry forms like haiku to write within. I've wondered if it's ok to write multiple stanzas of haiku, and can see from yours that it flows beautifully. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I am by no means a poet...but it's fun playing with words, so maybe more of a poet than I think.


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