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Heeding Haiku With HA: This Chill

I was recently traveling by car, covering a distance of about 420 kms. It was almost a 9 hour journey through the Northern plains of the country. And it turned out to be the first day when we experienced the bitter chill of the winter, with distant fog growing ever closer and closer. The wind whipped tress were pointing to a single direction. With windows closed, there was a warmth teasing the cold out there. But when we stepped out during the rest breaks, it embraced us with a knowing touch.

out the window

the tress shaken by the wind-

fog draws nearer


sitting for long

as lights of life pass by-

my bums go sore

(okay, that is meant to be something stupid… ;))

I have no hassles with this season but for the fact that I tend to eat quite too much and also, that starting from now till the end of February, my feet and my hands are going to be freezing cold, which they are as I am writing right now. I may wear warm socks(which I have my feet “tucked in”) and gloves but the coldness wouldn’t go away.

sipping hot soup

listless eyes water, wander-

moon looks through clouds

This week, I would like you to share your experience of the season thus far, in the form of a haiku or tanka or both. Make a cup of tea, slurp, and start writing.

And those who are in the Southern hemisphere, please share something warm with us.

What to do next?

1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.

2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.

You can also add the following tags to your post: HeedingHaikuWithHA and MindLoveMisery’sMenagerie.

About anmol(alias HA)

I write poems, prose, and things that lie somewhere in between and beyond.

15 comments on “Heeding Haiku With HA: This Chill

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  2. julespaige
    December 17, 2014

    I will put the WP link in the LInky but the series can also be found here at ‘B’

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  4. swo8
    December 17, 2014

    Great Haiku Ha. It gets even colder here in Canada.

    • anmol(alias HA)
      December 24, 2014

      I can only imagine how it is for you. Fortunately, the temperatures here never spiral down beyond 0 C.
      Thank you for dropping in. 🙂

      • swo8
        December 24, 2014

        My pleasure.
        The weather here today is an amazing 11′ C. Something funny is going on. Take care.

  5. Cheryl-Lynn
    December 17, 2014

    Already in the down filled coats, wood hats and wool lined boots here for a few weeks, climbing snow banks that are melting today. You need to wear wool socks and good gloves:)

    • anmol(alias HA)
      December 18, 2014

      Oh! I am rather glad that we do not have snow here(but I do want to experience at least one snow fall). It still gets rather hard to adapt to this 2 months of cold after experiencing moderate to high(very) temperatures rest of the year.
      Stay warm and enjoy the snow. 🙂
      And your advice is very well heeded. 🙂

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  8. Suzanne
    December 18, 2014

    I really enjoyed your haibun – it captures that feeling of the sudden onset of winter very well. Here’s my response – a haibun written about this time of the year in southern Australia. http://artifactsandfictions.com/2014/12/17/hotcold-daysa-haibun/

    • anmol(alias HA)
      December 18, 2014

      Thank you for sharing your writing with us this week. Have a good festive season. 🙂
      I have also added your link to the widget.

      • Suzanne
        December 18, 2014

        Thank you very much. I haven’t been writing much lately – the HA prompt got me going again – thanks. 🙂

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