even without the wind
the chill

—ellis clay

"Winterness" simply means, to of, a sense of or state reminiscent of winter, or of winter itself. The haiku is part of a series I have been working on.

About the author: ellis clay, gypsykid at gmail dot com

I've been writing and studying haiku since 1992. I've self-produced a few of my own collections of haiku, most recently 'ku' in 2000, and 'nine haiku: winterness' this past winter. I am currently working on a collection of one-line haiku to be completed by this summer.


Responses to the haiku for 5 January 2004 by ellis clay

    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-01-05 13:12:15

    every day

    Laryalee Fraser, British Columbia (laryalee at hotmail dot com)
    2004-01-05 18:10:07

    I'm shivering, too!

    so cold -
    even the air cracks

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-05 18:28:28

    winter winds howl
    hands embracing -
    potbellied stove


    dirty date
    unbreakable ...
    dance with the worms *


    one's life
    in a pine condo -
    mortality *


    wintry morn
    creaky floor -
    early riser


    * from robert ebisch

    john tiong chunghoo
    2004-01-06 02:47:53

    looking forward to reading your one-line
    haiku. i am particularly sensitive to all the seasons particularly winter and autumn. your winter haiku i could relate to.

    adding to this
    winter chill
    next door death

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-31 19:26:02

    hoarfrost -
    the bitterness
    cross her face


    summerness --
    even without the rain
    the wetness