Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winter Haikus

There's a challenge at (in)courage that I am joining. It's an artistry challenge to create and stir our souls.

Today's challenge is to write a haiku set in winter. I started writing and Katie came over to see what I was doing. She and I worked on haikus together. Here's my first one:

Winter is in me
Silently frozen down deep
His warmth will melt me

After explaining a haiku to Katie (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables), she came up with this:

Jesus’s birthday
Icy crystals falling on me
Snow is white and cold

And then, my last haiku:

This winter’s tight grip
Can’t stop spring’s tiny whispers.
I see buds outside!

I'd love to see you join in the challenge too. Leave your haiku in the comments, or link to it on your blog.


Kristina said...

Wow, I love these! Your daughter's haiku is great - love it!

Donna said...

My kids were writing haikus last week. They are WAY more creative than me. Here is my attempt...

Running in the snow,
Slippery, sliding, white ice,
Crunching under foot.

{Can you tell I just got back from a run?}

Anonymous said...

Fun! Great haikus!
--Donna, I'm impressed you're out running in the cold! I tried, but gave in and got a gym membership :)

HisFireFly said...

I LOVE all 3 -- well said.

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

How precious to have collaboration! Your daughter is starting young, so PLEASE tell her how proud I am of her!

As for you, Missy (and I know your name ain't Missy), yours show hope and promise and the beauty of God. Yes, He is warm...Yes, He refreshes with "new".


Gina said...

Winter is gorgeous;
crystallized trees, icy lakes.
God's work is revealed.

I LOVE yours and Katie's! Haikus are my favorite. :)

Linda said...

I like all three of them. Beautiful word pictures. Your daughter did a wonderful job.

Graceful said...

Wow -- I love them all, and I really love how you got your daughter involved. That is so cool! I can relate to your first one...that is how I am feeling today.

Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by my blog today. I got caught up reading yours tonight -- I wept through the stories of your brother, your mother, and your dad. Yes, I cried through all three. They are all amazing stories. You have been through so much, yet you persevere. I admire your strength!


Joan said...

Beautiful word pictures. I love the one about the promise of spring.

Mary said...

God's grace and loveliness shines through your words.
Just wonderful!

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

I love them! I didn't think of doing more than one!

Dorie said...

I love all of these!

Anonymous said...

Okay, #1-- I love the line "spring's tiny whispers."

#2-- As a lover of the language arts, I think it is awesome that you have your daughter playing around.

And #3-- I am so jealous of your signs of spring! We won't have any for two more months! :)

MelaKamin said...

"His warmth will melt me" - fantastic ... and what a mighty Mother/Daughter duo you are - lovely words.

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