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December Snow

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A Calendar of Haiku - December

An early morning walk down our lane in the December snows of last year - a Wren sings loudly from the briar by the field gate. Another churrs angrily from moss covered stones haphazardly filling a gap in the hedge ...

drifting snow ... 
shattering the silence,
a wren sings

Read (or play) the Haiku out loud, and listen to the startlingly loud song of the Wren.

A sneak preview of what I hope will become a monthly series of posts for next year.

The recording in this post is used here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. This and many more can be found at the excellent resource - Xeno-Canto

Next month - ‘January Woods’

First published in the Wales Haiku Journal - Summer 2019

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cathytea
December 11, 2019 4:47 pm

I’m excited for this new series!

Andrea Stephenson
December 16, 2019 5:38 pm

Lovely Clive! I can hear the silence of the snow, the crisp of footsteps accompanied by the song of the wren!

Ashley
December 24, 2019 11:34 am

I look forward to this new series! I’ve been trying to write hokku/haiku on a seasonal basis. Only writing winter verses in winter and so on. It is very “theraputic” (not sure that’s the right word) and reminds me of the importance the seasons within the cycle of life and how I should behave within that season. The difficulty I have is ignoring or disposing of the baggage of the well lived life, nearly 70 years of it! Your wren haiku is beautiful!

Ashley
December 25, 2019 10:47 am
Reply to  Clive Bennett

Yes, they tend to take over! I’ve written very little else! I do publish some of them, you can find them along with others at: https://masashimono.wordpress.com/2019/12/12/silence/
It’s Christmas Day so enough from me except to wish you happy Yule!