Chills water to ice, mid-drip –
Bird’s baths must wait.
Clear path turns long trudge
To mailbox. Warm weather left
No return address.
From slick shiny to puffed warmth —
Cold’s return fashion.
Tells crocus and snowdrops:
“Sleep on for awhile.”
Midwinter light grows
Temperatures again shrink
Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge. Frank says:
This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to returning cold (saekaeru).
I’m also linking this to dVerse’s Open Link Night, where today Lillian hosts.