#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 256, Colleen’s Specific Form: haiku


This week’s form is: Haiku.

I have decided to write three Haiku, using the three forms I know, 5/7/5, 3/5/3 and 3/2/3.

I suffer from Raynaud’s disease it was undiganosed as a child so winter is full of cold memories. I also took the music of Tori Amos as an inspiration.

I missed last week’s due to my eyes but it’s not going away over night so I am pushing forward in to this new year happy to be in such great company.

in early winter
the earth stands frozen in time
hibernation’s key.


Of winter that’s past
Dreaming time


Solid earth

Photo © Sue Vincent

part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Dougherty
    Jan 11, 2022 @ 10:46:26

    Lovely haiku, Willow. I hope your eyes get better!


  2. Dan Antion
    Jan 11, 2022 @ 11:46:28

    Beautiful and timely. We are frozen in time here 12f, -11c.


  3. ivor20
    Jan 11, 2022 @ 11:47:20

    Three very wintry Haiku Willow, and I do prefer 5,7,5. haiku format, and your one here is vividly cold … brrr ..❄


  4. robertawrites235681907
    Jan 11, 2022 @ 16:12:21

    Lovely, Willow, beautiful winter depictions. It’s lovely to see one of Sue’s beautiful pictures here. I hope your eyes improve quickly.


  5. ben Alexander
    Jan 11, 2022 @ 17:05:20

    These are so lovely, Willow. And thank you for teaching me about Raynaud’s disease – I hadn’t heard of it before.



  6. Colleen M. Chesebro
    Jan 11, 2022 @ 18:40:15

    Excellent haiku, Willow. I know about Raynard’s disease. It’s not fun, that’s for sure. I hope your eyes get better. I’ve had problems with my eyes recently, as well. I’m not on antibiotic drops and they help with the inflammation. It’s nice to see a bit of Sue in your poetry. Huge hugs to you. ❤


  7. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Jan 11, 2022 @ 19:17:32

    Beautiful Haiku. I had to look up your illness, I hadn’t heard if it. I wish you good health


  8. harmonykentonline
    Jan 12, 2022 @ 10:27:17

    Lovely, Willow. Winter sure does feel like waiting! I hope you get some days of relief soon 💕🙂


  9. Dale
    Jan 12, 2022 @ 15:59:40

    Lovely trio!


  10. SelmaMartin
    Jan 13, 2022 @ 03:44:02

    It’s a perfect trio in the different syllabic forms. Love them. Be well. xo


  11. yvettemcalleiro
    Jan 14, 2022 @ 01:50:11

    Great poems, Willow! The last one is my favorite. 🙂


  12. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Jan 14, 2022 @ 04:54:53

    I enjoyed all three haiku and like the ideas of them, hibernating and waiting, of dreamtime and memories.


  13. memadtwo
    Jan 14, 2022 @ 13:34:41

    The time when we turn inside. Exactly right. (K)


  14. indishe
    Jan 16, 2022 @ 12:25:15

    Winter so warmly described!


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  16. judeitakali
    Jan 18, 2022 @ 05:31:51

    Beautiful winter haiku.


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