old snow slightly off white the state of my soul

 


9 Responses

  1. Sheila Sondik Says:

    The rocking rhythm, the wryness — very enjoyable.

  2. Judy Wucherer Says:

    Truth in nine words

  3. Pravat Says:

    An interesting monostich!

  4. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Love it! Made me smile, Johnny.

    marion

  5. Alan Summers Says:

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    old snow slightly off white the state of my soul

    —JOHNNY BARANSKI
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    I just adore winter haiku, and one line haiku captures both a cold winter and how we can be in a different state of soul or mind even during something that's supposed to be an amazing festival such as Christmas.
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    snowing through the blizzard particles of me

    Alan Summers

    Originally penned as a one line haiku, I changed it to three lines for a competition where I knew it wouldn’t fit into the calendar space.

    Publications credits: The Haiku Calendar 2012 (Snapshot Press); The Humours of Haiku ISBN 978-0-9565725-4-7 (Iron Press 2012); The In-Between Season (With Words Haiku Pamphlet Series 2012); Cornell University, Mann Library Featured Poet (March 2013); Per Diem Archive: D. Wentworth April 2014, “Transcendence”; Faces and Place Haiku Anthology ed. Don Baird (The Little Buddha Press 2015)

    Award credits:
    Winner, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2011 (Snapshot Press)
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  6. Barbara Kaufmann Says:

    Perfect! I went looking for this poem a few weeks ago but the muse gave it to you instead! Another way of saying, I wish I had written this! Thanks for the smile.

  7. th. vandergrau Says:

    Very recognizable!

  8. jay Meahta Says:

    suprb thinking

  9. marykendall Says:

    How absolutely perfect.

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