Five Haiku for the Frigid Season

Come now, let us mourn
all things broken, chipped, and torn—
deepening winter.
Winter loneliness—
who has skill enough to mend
my threadbare blue shirt?
Winter drive to work—
on the bridge I see skid marks,
remnants of a crash.
Itching to plant seeds,
I thumb through the catalog
that came in the mail.
Bar of soap in hand,
I draw water for a bath—
midwinter pleasure.


Haiku © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Posted on February 19, 2021, in 5-7-5, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Poets & Storytellers United, Recuerda Mi Corazon, The Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. it is as if you are speaking straight to my thread bare heart. this year seems to have culminated in a long list of heartbreak and devastate me in one full blow of despair. i cannot even describe the weight of it-perhaps years worth of sorrow? does the heart protect itself so carefully that when the tipping point finally, darkly arrives it serves up a lifetime of unbearable sorrow? my mantra-spring! spring! spring!

  2. Haikukicious quints, Teach. I was Ku-ish this morning, too.

  3. Lisa at Greenbow

    Oh yes, I enjoyed each and every.

  4. Warm Wishes.
    Thanks for sharing your wintery ku


  5. Wonderful haikus! I’m ready to plant some flowers soon, too! But I still have to wait! [sigh] Happy weekend!

  6. Dynamic wintery haiku that addresses the heart of many ~

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. I can see by your words that winter is all around you. Perfect descriptions. xo

  8. These winter days wrap around me as I too, thumb through the seed catalog…

  9. Maybe adding, not mending a threadbare blue shirt to something already thick and can fix up some warmth real quick is best for deepening winter.

  10. It is very hard to give up favorite things, but books, clothes, even cosy beds or favorite poetry become part of us.


    Love these! And they all seem to go together ending with the relief of that warm bath. The first one could be an addendum to the poem I posted today.

  12. Happy Sunday


  13. Beverly Crawford

    Snippets of life and the pleasure of ordinary things! Great haiku/senyrus.

  14. Wonderful reflections of winter life and the yearning for Spring. I think we’re all ready for change.

  15. Awesomeness times five!!!!!

  16. Great Haiku’s of how we are effected by winter Good and bad
    My favourite
    Winter loneliness—
    who has skill enough to mend
    my threadbare blue shirt?

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