the crunch of frost
bare branches of the oak
alive with stars




8 Responses

  1. Jennifer Hambrick Says:

    Lovely! I adore the music in "the crunch of frost." And I love the metaphorical "twinkling" of the frost on the bare branches.

  2. Mark Dailey Says:

    Oooh–nice! A lovely haiku, with the word "alive" turning an already nice haiku into a reader's gasp of recognition and beauty.

  3. Debbie Feller Says:


  4. Magyar Says:

    See, hear, feel… the elements of this fine verse. Grandsome, Annette. _m

  5. Annette Makino Says:

    Thank you all so much for your thoughtful comments! It's great to know how a poem resonates with readers.

  6. Anitha Varma Says:

    Beautiful. :)

  7. Pravat Says:

    Lovely ku with an optimistic expression!

    barren branch
    the lone bird choruses
    with me

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credits: Chrysanthemum 10, October 2011

    naked tree
    the crows veil
    the darkness

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: Ginyu, No 53, January 2012

    autumn solitude–
    hope alights on
    bare branches

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: Daily Haiga, 2.4.2016

  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Great use of the senses, Annette. This one sparkles! :)


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