I haven’t had a poetry prompt in a long, long time, so here we go with a prompt for a winter haiku. My oldest took this photo when my family and I went birding on New Year’s Eve Eve. A flock of over a hundred swans milled about in a cornfield as we headed to Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Marion County. My oldest took this photo. I like the contrast between the white feathers, gray sky and black trees.
Black and white against
Gray. Winter strips the world to
Its elegant bones.
What does winter look like where you live? Of if it’s summer where you are, what the weather like? Leave your haiku about it in the comments.
If you’d like to try another form of Japanese poetry, check out my post on how to write tanka.