Freezing Winters: Haiku Poem


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Winter Morning by Anindhya Mishra

~ Haiku ~                                                                                                                              ~ Haiku ~


A misty morning,
The sun emerged from the murk
Better late than ne’er!

Better late than ne’er,
Siberian crane migrates
With widened winters.

With widened winters,
I need to knit more sweaters
Out of words-of-warmth.

Out of words-of-warmth,
I built a castle of love
You buried it Snow!

*ne’er- never (archaic).

Sangeeta Mishra

Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘Late’

Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images.

  • Thank you so much Maniparna . Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  • Such a wonderful haiku set, Sangeeta ji! loved each one of them with a special mention to the sweater knitting one.. this one is nostalgic and as special as those sweaters knitted with much love and patience!:)

    • Thank you so much Kokila. We are so busy that no one makes efforts to knit these days. Blame it to social media or other entertainment mediums, hand-knitted sweaters have become passé today. I have knitted a lot in past but now it seems impossible. And you are right, it’s sheer nostalgia.
      Glad that you liked these haiku. Means a lot when comes from you. 🙂

  • Loved the picture, loved the words!

  • sunita

    snuggled warmly and cosy in these verses and loved the photo (your son I assume has clicked it)

    • Thank you so much Sunita. Glad that you liked the verses. And the pic is clicked by my daughter Anindhya. Thanks for liking it too. 🙂

  • Purba Chakraborty

    Loved the flow of the poem. Beautifully written and wonderful photograph 🙂

    • Thank you so much Purba. Glad that you liked it. Means a lot 🙂

  • The flow is like a cascade of waterfalls. Somehow a different take on haiku!

    • Thank you so much Mr.Singhal . Glad that you liked it. 🙂 I love the phrase ‘ cascade of waterfalls’.

  • Lovely set of poetry 🙂 i could vividly imagine 🙂

  • Beautiful……please knot some more warm words… is snowing here…..:)

    • Thank you so much Sunaina. I know I’m too late in replying you and winters might have become quite pleasing there, still I would like to wish you happy snowing. I had witnessed snowing in US & Canada about 20 years back. And it was so beautiful. 🙂

  • Beautiful

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    I always loved your Haikus. Nice one.

  • Nice haiku. Though, we’d still want to see a proper winter. When it should be at the peak, it feels like winter is yet to come or is long gone.

    • Thank you so much. But it’s chilling in Norths. Finally winters are here in full swing. 🙂

  • Meera

    Lovely one. Happy New Year!

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    • Thank you so much Meera. A Very Happy New Year to you too. 🙂