Mar 15

Haiku 1092

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , March 15th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

like I knew they would

the dogs pee on the snowman

who’s seen better days

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Mar 08

Haiku 1091

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , March 8th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

through a snow plow bank

I go with kid in my arms

and sink to my knees

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Feb 22

Haiku 1089

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , February 22nd, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

unexpected gift

cashier says, “It’s on the house.”

black coffee, white snow

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Feb 14

Haiku 1087

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , February 14th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

I teach him how to

eat fresh snow — so many smiles

on the walk to school

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Feb 07

Haiku 1085

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , February 7th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

from my bed I hear

the hollow scrape of a plow —

he dreams of Cali

Every winter at this time, Hubby starts extolling the virtues of California. Those virtues consist of one thing — the weather.

Every time we’re in California visiting his family, he always ends up telling me he would go crazy spending too much time in the car to go anywhere and fight traffic.

I try and remind him about his car concerns when he gets into his winter slump, but he always blows me off and tells me the traffic wouldn’t bother him.

Sounds like it’s time to go to California so that he can remember again (and, I won’t lie, for a little warmth).

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Feb 01

Haiku 1084

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , February 1st, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

“What’s that?” Han Min asks,

pointing to his ears. The roof

pops against the cold.

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Jan 24

Haiku 1077

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , January 24th, 2013

Cold

by Kelly

by Kelly

my cheekbones feel

as though they might

pop through my skin

Despite the negative air temp, I decided to walk little Han Min to school this morning. Previously this week, it was so cold I started the car and drove him, which felt like such a production considering we live next door to his preschool! Today I decided to brave the cold and do the walk.

The walk there didn’t feel so bad, perhaps because I was busy trying to hurry the little guy along. But going home, by myself, it felt SO cold! Running up the driveway, all I could think about was how cold my face was! I thought to myself, “I’ve never ‘felt’ my cheekbones before!”

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Jan 13

Haiku 1069

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , January 13th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

six degrees outside

I’m peeing in an alley

Hubby standing guard

And I must say — the air wasn’t as cold on my private parts as I was dreading it to be! However, it’s possible I was just so relieved to be going that I didn’t even really register the cold! This must make me a true Minnesota girl!

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Jan 08

Haiku 1064

Posted: under Alison's Haiku, Daily Haiku.
Tags: , , , , January 8th, 2013

by Alison

by Alison

Pretty ladybugs

climbing January’s snow.

How long can they go?

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Jan 05

Haiku 1063

Posted: under Daily Haiku, Kelly's Haiku.
Tags: , , , , , , January 5th, 2013

by Kelly

by Kelly

They bluster and bark

at an empty tree. What’s there

I wonder — vampires?

Damn Twilight. Ever since I read those books, I can’t shake the feeling that vampires are lurking in my night trees, watching me as I take my dogs out before bed. If you only knew how many nights I’ve hurried my dogs inside while keeping an eye on the sky. It’s even crossed my mind that my dogs are probably safe from these monsters of the night. They’re so small, they wouldn’t provide much sustenance. But then that leaves me . . .

I’ve tried several times to write a haiku about this fear, but I’ve either never been pleased with the outcome or, in a fit of self consciousness, chickened out when it came time to push the publish button. Surely readers would think me silly.

But since we’ve decided to relax our approach to haiku this year, to let ourselves write about whatever comes to mind, no matter how trivial, I decided it was time to finally share my vampire jitters.

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