As the temperatures hover near 20 below, I snuggle by my fireplace and think of summer’s glow.

surrounded by cold
white-winged snowfinch fluffs feathers
eyes closed fast asleep


during winter storm
icy snow torn from its banks
-nature’s throw pillows


winters whitest ice
burns all the flesh it touches
without yellow flame


-cj holm

Haiku 2-18-2018c

My third post! 40-50 mph winds blowing on the plains today, can’t see beyond the yard. Fireplace burns and cat is in my lap!

howling winter wind
carved furrows of dirt and ice
hot chocolate poured

                     -Clarence Holm

Revised version – Thanks Lynn

howling winter winds
dance on fields of soil and ice
stirred my cocoa mug

                  -Clarence Holm


The red fox is bold
in hunger driven daring
Tempting winter ice

                      -Clarence Holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 178 Bold / Daring
Prompt words: Bold & Daring
Haiku in 5-7-5


Just a Position

A simple piece of granite in my front yard
Recently taken, positioned, and left for display.
Just one of many uprooted by a steel plow,
Lifted from the soil, collected, then moved away.

Eons of memory, long captured in the ground,
Deposited by glaciers and raised by winter ice.
Earth knew of your journey, the endless struggle below,
Summer’s thunder rumbled, lightning crackling advice.

A quiet commemoration now placed in the sun,
A story from the ages touched by a hybrid rose.
Positioned on a long green boulevard,
Example of perseverance, God’s stonework exposed.

-Clarence Holm