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.


  5. Alan Summers Says:

    old snow slightly off white the state of my soul

    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.

    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)

  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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