Tag Archives: themed haiku

HOOT OWL HAIKU

(Each themed 3-lined haiku is a poem in itself)

Hoot owl forest call

Softly heard on a work night

First time this season

–J.E.C.

Late night return home

Keeps the car interior cool

From jumping guide rails

Highway hawks on perch

Snow hides squeaking a la cart

Slim pickings in road kill

His practice at night

To listen for the night sounds

Has enriched for years

See your own vapor

Steam from the depths of our souls

Remembering time

–Jonathan Caswell

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MID-FEBRUARY HAIKU ASSORTMENT

(Each individual three-line haiku is considered a poem on its own,

despite perhaps being related to a common theme.–J.E.C.)

(Additionally, haiku may or may not include punctuation—traditional haiku generally do not  have it –J.E.C.)

Presidents’ Day off

Waving away package trucks

Skeleton crew on

American loss,

Long weekends not historic…

Blurred history lost!

High snow banks turn brown

Road salt stains on pavement grey

Waiting for snow days

Plow trucks stand idle

Except for salting road ice

No more overtime?

Winter buds wonder

Is it time to grow and sprout?

Freeze burnt other years…!

Swans in ponds feeding

Youngsters finally on their own

Mommas drove them off

Easter candy sales

Set up before the fourteenth

Valentines half off

–Jonathan Caswell

IN HOLDING PATTERN

(Haiku)

Walk on dry pavement

Thinking of the snow to come

Might be calling out

Man’s struggle with drifts

Many legendary tales

Not all of them survived

Walking on pavement

Thinking about fifteen inches

Winter battles come

–J.E.C.

FIRST HEAVY SNOW (HAIKU)

(Each three-line poem is its own separate haiku poem)

Rain-snow line moves north

Changing forecast shows its worth

Road  treatment’s head start!

–J.E.C.

Seeing who comes in

Depending on where they live,

Predictions spot on?

-J.E.C.

Pick ups early done

Before the roads get too bad

Less drivers–more plows!

-J.E.C.

–Jonathan Caswell

HAIKU ON THE SPOT

In here sunlight streams

false impressions of outside,

Described best as brisk!

–J.E.C.

Cyber Monday fun

Let the economy run…

Catch things with your Net!

–J.E.C.

Back to work again,

Hardly a three day weekend…

Someone minds the store!

–Jonathan E. Caswell

 

“SPRING RAIN HAIKU”

SPRING RAIN HAIKU

Snow flurried morning,

Three days’-worth of hard raining?

Picnics are awash!

Daylight Savings Time,

Promises more sunlight now…

Rain boots–not swim suits!

Seventies weekend,

No…not the  years we lived it…

But temperature!

Springtime rain clouds pour

Out God’s blessings water-born!

Sing His praise, all earth!

–Jonathan Caswell

(each a separate haiku, although all are related by theme.)