January 2008 Winter Activities Haiku Thread




Announcing January 2008 Haiku Thread

Announcing the January 2008 winter activities /winter Olympics / winter sports Haiku Thread

For January 2008 the theme of the monthly haiku thread is winter activities/ winter Olympics / winter sports. Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the  Thread.

Subject Line: Jan08 winter activities haiku thread.
Deadline: Midnight Sunday, January 27, 2008

slalom gates
the zigzags of sunlight
at day's end

Karina Klesko, US

All Haiku received will be posted on-line at January 2008 winter activities haiku thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the January 31, 2008 Sketchbook.


Read the January 31, 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the January 31, 2008  Winter activities Haiku Thread

Hortensia Anderson, US: Gillena Cox, TT; Magdalena Dale, RO; John Daleiden, US; Betty Kaplan, US;  Bill Kenney, US: Karina Klesko, US; Vasile Moldovan, R0; Rita Odeh, IL; Zhanna P. Rader, US; Trish Shields, CA: John Stone, US


slalom gates
the zigzags of sunlight
at day's end

# 01. Karina Klesko, US

Crossing the border
between autumn and winter
birds without a nest

# 02. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Fierce fight
with snow balls:
white score

# 03. Magdalena Dale, RO

two deer browsing
at the forest edge
deep snow drifts

# 04. john daleiden, US

stringing popcorn—
while on vacation
a salty taste

# 05. gillena cox, TT

Winter night—
a mother is nursing
in deepest darkness

# 06. Vasile Moldovan, RO
Light like day
at the birds canteen—
winter moon

# 07. Magdalena Dale, RO
novice snowboarder
her wet buttocks
wobble home

# 08. John Stone

boisterous children
sledding in the new snow
a lost mitten

# 09. john daleiden

Awaiting the winter moon,
the cigar in my hand quenches
all along

# 10. Vasile Moldovan, RO

winter morning...
high waves challenge
an empty chair

# 11. Rita Odeh, IL

gates of the sun
between red and blue poles
downhill slalom

# 12. Karina Klesko, US

through the valley
the call of the Angelus
frosty new snow falls

# 13. john daleiden, US

Snow on the apple trees—
in front of the window
the carol singers

# 14. Magdalena Dale, RO

fresh new snow—
the movement of arms and legs
making angels

# 15. Betty Kaplan, US

My snowball fight
with the snowman—
he looses face.

# 16. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Chinese New Year
men in gray suits
guide the dragon

# 17. Bill Kenney, US

At the window
all the children gazing
the first snowfall

# 18. Vasile Moldovan, RO

Melting snow—
the mountain river
overflows its’ banks

# 19. Magdalena Dale, RO

a few crocus bloom
in the January thaw
I walk coatless

# 20. john daleiden, US

cold here
full moon
moving out

# 21. Ed Baker, US

Christmas Eve—
from house to house
the carol singers

# 22. Vasile Moldovan, RO

A rare snowfall
yielding small, dingy snowmen—
southern winter.

# 23. Zhanna P. Rader, US

New Year's Eve
the divorced man
hugs his daughter

#24. Bill Kenney, US

two vultures
feast in a forest clearing
whistling winter wind

# 25. john daleiden, US

The leaden clouds
sifting slowly the snow—
light curtain

# 26. Magdalena Dale, RO

New Year's Night—
the moon is drinking too

# 27. Vasile Moldovan, RO

baseball field
winter wind
on the mound

# 28. Bill Kenney, US

winter moon—
she rereads her grandson
the same love story

# 29. Rita Odeh, IL

 After the storm,
more leaves and pine straw to rake—
southern winter.

# 30. Zhanna P. Rader, US

snowman’s nose
falling down

#31. Magdalena Dale, RO

Jet aircrafts disturb
the silence of the sky—
winter maneovres

# 32. Vasile Moldovan, RO

winter bareness
a gray squirrel
crosses the park

# 33. Bill Kenney, US

our feet become

# 34. Zhanna P. Rader

winter seclusion
writing a comment
in the margin

# 35. Bill Kenney, US

winter evening—
the calmness of the boat
under the lake lamp

# 36. Rita Odeh, IL

Winter fashion—
even the thistles wear now
snow-white caps

# 37. Vasile Moldovan, RO

winter waves...
on call

# 38. Shanna Baldwin Moore, US

One by one
they disappear;
hikers in the snow

# 39. hortensia anderson, US

dancing up a storm
a line of galoshes
against the wall

# 40. Bill Kenney, US

moonless night—
even the rotten bread
has its taste

# 41. Rita Odeh, IL

White Symphony—
under the flakes rustle
wheat germinating

# 42. Vasile Moldovan, RO

stand by the cabin door
your hand finds mine

# 43 trish shields, CA

the child is learning

# 44. Bill Kenney, US

Short days—
the cat comes home
a bit earlier.

# 45. Zhanna P. Rader, US

cold night—
the nail doesn't respond
to the hammer's knock

# 46. Rita Odeh, IL

Home from work—
we turn on the lights
by dinner's end.

# 47. Zhanna P. Rader, US

after the storm...
under that dark blue sky
a bird flys and flys

# 48. Rita Odeh, IL

after the blizzard—
"do people really go

# 49. Bill Kenney, US

after the storm...
a dove heading towards
the horizon

# 50. Rita Odeh, IL

Short days—
dinner with lights on,
as at breakfast.

# 51. Zhanna P. Rader, US

melting snow...
the same openwinged birdstatue
on that fence!

# 52. Rita Odeh, IL

Cold morning—
he brings her some cocoa
to bed.

# 53. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Long winter—
I peel each grape
for my toddler.

# 54. Zhanna P. Rader, US

Hot tea—
the old man warms his hands
against the cup.

# 55. Zhanna P. Rader, US

# 56.



Read the January 31, 2008 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden





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