November / December 2010 "first snow" Haiku Thread




Announcing the November / December 2010 "first snow" Haiku Thread

The theme of the November / December 2010 haiku thread will be anything to do with the "first snow" in either the southern and / or northern hemispheres. It is not necessary to use the words  "first snow".

Writers may post an unlimited number of haiku to the "first snow" Haiku Thread.

Subject Line: NovDec "first snow" haiku thread.

Deadline: Midnight Monday, December 27, 2010


Author, Country

All Haiku received will be posted daily on-line at November / December 2010 "first snow" Haiku Thread.

The Sketchbook editors will select their Monthly Haiku Choice from this thread for publication in the Friday, December 31, 2010 Sketchbook.


Read the December 31, 2010 Editor's Choices:  Editor Karina Klesko, Editor John Daleiden


The following poets have contributed to the November / December 31, 2010 "first snow" Haiku Thread

Participants: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41

 Melissa Allen, US; Zlata Bogovic, CR; Willie R. Bongcaron, PH; Alan S. Bridges, US ; Ralf Bröker, DE; Bouwe Brouwer, NL; Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR; Aubrie Cox, US; Gillena Cox, TT; Leonard Cirino, US; John Daleiden, US; Margaret Dornaus, US; Heike Gewi, DE; Bernard Gieske, US; Gabor G. Gyukics HU / US; Cara Holman, US; Marleen Hulst, NL; Maya Idriss, LB; Alegria Imperia, CA; Zeljka Vucinic Jambresic, CR; Munia Khan, BD; Karina Klesko, US; Patricia Lidia, RO; Chen-ou Liu, CA; Jacek Margolak, PL; Thomas Martin, US; Sandra Martyres, IN; Vasile Moldovan, RO; Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO; Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN; Rita Odeh, IL; Karen O'Leary, US; P. K. Padhy, IN; Reason A. Poteet, US; Alex Serban, RO; Keith A. Simmonds, TT; Barbara A. Taylor, AU; Janice Thomson, CA;  Maria Tirenescu, RO; Sunil Uniyal, IN; Sasa Vazic, SR; Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR; Neal Whitman, US; Dick Whyte, NZ; Verica Zivkovic, SR

Countries: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippians, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States


first snow—
catching a snowflake
on her tongue

# 01. Cara Holman, US

Young and old
at the window pane—
first snow

# 02. Vasile Moldovan, RO

first snow—
in the classroom a fight
over white crayons

# 03. Heike Gewi, DE

for the stray cat
his milk saucer iced over
yowling at first snow

# 04. Neal Whitman, US

snow drift—
grandmother's shawl
stretched on my waist

# 05. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

first snow
lays on flowers—
delicate lace

# 06. Alex Serban, RO

the wool scarf
I began to knit last year . . .
first snow

# 09. Karina Klesko, US

first snow—
traveler and shadow
lonesome on the mountain

# 08. Patricia Lidia, RO

an African man
holds out his hands…

# 09. Chen-ou Liu, CA

the puppy stops
in the door

# 10. Ralf Bröker, DE

first snow-
the rusty bell
is white!

# 11. Rita Odeh, IL

first snow
tossing it
sun of my memories

# 12. Maya Idriss, LB

snow flakes fight the wind—
melting before they reach ground,
one lands on my palm

# 13. Gabor G. Gyukics HU / US

first snow—
that old maple too
wears white

# 14. Janice Thomson, CA

first snow
trying to remember
her name

# 15. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

new moon
first snow covers
old dirt

# 16. Karen O'Leary, US

first snow
the whispers of my partner
on the porch

# 17. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

footprints everywhere
on the new white carpet—
first snow

# 18. Sandra Martyres, IN

wide open
the garden gate—
first snow

# 19. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

just as we find
the perfect tree—

# 20. Cara Holman, US

First snow—
your footsteps
to nowhere

# 21. Vasile Moldovan, RO

green turns to white—
first snow

# 22. Cara Holman, US

first snow
filling the pine grove
mukluk mukluk muk…

# 23. Neal Whitman, US

first snowfall
a mouse disappears
into the closet

# 24. Karina Klesko, US

Seeping up
the first snow-
teen-agers in love

# 25. Vasile Moldovan, RO

looking for his hat
he finds his children
and their snowman

# 26. Ralf Bröker, DE

breakfast tea
my cup still too hot to hold
first snow

# 27. Neal Whitman, US

first snow...
I stand by the window
until dusk

# 28. Chen-ou Liu, CA

her pink balloon
drifting, drifting, drifting
the first snowfall

# 29. Karina Klesko, US

first snow-
the child refuses
to go to bed

# 30. Rita Odeh, IL

first snow—
the strange scent
of paved streets

# 31. Karina Klesko, US

snow flurries scatter...
Hundred Thousand Whys
on the radio

# 32. Chen-ou Liu, CA

first snowfall—
settled by the fireplace
a fly

# 33. Janice Thomson, CA

traffic jam
just dozen of sledges
pass by

# 34. Ralf Bröker, DE

my leather shoes
first snow

# 35. Karina Klesko, US

at midnight
light over the village—
first snow

# 36. Alex Serban, RO

first snowflakes...
a letter from Taiwan

# 37. Chen-ou Liu, CA

first snow—
the whole world reflected
in one flake

# 38. Rita Odeh, IL

first snow—
marshmallows melting
in my cocoa

# 39. Karina Klesko, US

light traces
lead to grandfather's grave—
first snow

# 40. Alex Serban, RO

at the bus stop
holding a gray umbrella—
first snow

# 41. Karina Klesko, US

one footstep follows

# 42. Chen-ou Liu, CA

homemade chili
at a crowded coffee shop
the first snow

# 43. Karina Klesko, US

first snow—
snow carpet and a leaf
as a pattern

# 44. Patricia Lidia, RO

starless night—
the first snow falls
on a stork nest

# 45. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

a man
in a T-shirt
shovels snow, whistling

# 46. Ralf Bröker, DE

in his hair
the fragrance of the woods
first snow

# 47. Karina Klesko, US

snow flake—
a mirror of
my heart

# 48. Rita Odeh, IL

first snow in the mountains—
the weary traveler
and his dog

# 49. Patricia Lidia, RO

snow clouds—
slumping to the ground
a dandelion

# 50. Janice Thomson, CA

almost forgotten
the sound of walking
on snow

# 51. Ralf Bröker, DE

stretched arms
towards large snowflakes
as if the first time

# 52. Djurdja Vukelic-Rozic, CR

first snow—
the white nose
of the scarecrow

# 53. Rita Odeh, IL

next year snowflakes
on her tiny gloves
I weigh light by cm

# 54. Maya Idriss, LB

after the snowball fight
someone must have stashed
the evidence

# 55. Ralf Bröker, DE

Heavy snow warning
Soon to come firsts
Alzheimer portal

# 56. Maya Idriss, LB

first snow—
the child's name on a white
drawing paper

# 57. Rita Odeh, IL

darkness in my mind
walking home from the doctor
snowflakes falling

# 58. Janice Thomson, CA

first snow—
the driver doesn't notice
the green traffic light

# 59. Rita Odeh, IL

Seattle Coffee—
not noticing when the rain
became snow

#60. Karina Klesko, US

first snow—
she asks if all the flakes
are white

# 61. Rita Odeh, IL

in a window chrysanthemums
first snow

# 62. Heike Gewi, DE

in the mirror
I see a white hair—
first snowfall

# 63. Janice Thomson, CA

they stopped
their pillow fight...
first snow

# 64. Heike Gewi, DE .

empty house—
first snowflakes disappear
into the welcome mat

# 65. Karina Klesko, US

first snow
a dog scampers
for cover

66. Willie R. Bongcaron, PH

an eastern sparrow
captured by the wind
the first snowflakes

# 67. Karina Klesko, US

Winter arrives
with cold northerly winds—
first snow

# 68. Sandra Martyres, IN

first snow—
a Christmas Cactus blossoms
at the hospice

# 69. Karina Klesko, US

first snow:
school boys loitering
on the way home

# 70. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

through prison bars—
the first snow deepens the pain
of childhood memories

# 71. Karina Klesko, US

shedded tears
mingled with reddish leaves
first snowflakes

# 72. Heike Gewi, DE

Month of Little Snow,
the persimmons ripen late.
All night long the moon.

# 73. Leonard Cirino, US

chattering teeth
and cotton wisps in her hair—
first snow

# 74. Sandra Martyres, IN

a gentle kick
inside her rounding belly—
first snow

# 75. Karina Klesko, US

in the air
fluttering snowflakes
I clasp my hot tea

# 76. Sandra Martyres, IN

crushed egg shells
under the dove's nest—
first snowfall

# 77. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

jubilant voices
in the morning stillness...
first snow

# 78. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

first snow
glistens in the moonlight
young love

# 79. Karen O'Leary, US

first snow
we wait for the bus
with the wind

# 80. Thomas Martin, US

first snowflakes...
starry-eyed children
in rapt attention

# 81. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

first snow
trying out the recipe
for Christmas dinner

# 82. Marleen Hulst, NL

grandma hums
a Christmas carol—
first snow

# 83. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

two crows
cleaning themselves—
fresh snow

# 84. Dick Whyte, NZ

of a snowman ...
first snow

85. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

first snow
the garden gnome
already covered

# 86. Marleen Hulst, NL

pieces of the day
drift away

# 87. Chen-ou Liu, CA

before everyone else—
first snow

# 88. Dick Whyte, NZ

first snow:
glistening white leaves

# 89. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

first snow
the no vacancies sign
on all motels

# 90. Marleen Hulst, NL

the way home
I tell the secret
to falling snow

# 91. Chen-ou Liu, CA

gay rights
immortalised in stone
snow falls

# 92. Dick Whyte, NZ

a white necklace
around the chimney ...
first snowflakes

# 93. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

first snow

# 94. Bernard Gieske, US

a young couple
prancing up and down—
first snow

# 95. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

first snow...
sunlight on
the moon

# 96. Dick Whyte, NZ

a chill
in the wind ...
first snow

# 97. Keith A. Simmonds, TT 

public parking lot:
every space is taken
by snowflakes

# 98. Chen-ou Liu, CA

just arrived
footsteps to the mailbox
first snow

# 99. Bernard Gieske, US

chasing his tail
a puppy catches a snowflake—
winter clouds

# 100. Sandra Martyres, IN

first snow
a whole sky
falling down

# 101. Bernard Gieske, US

first snow—
half buried in a drift
her missing eyelash

# 102. Sandra Martyres, IN

Vivaldi's Four Seasons
leaving the concert hall
first snow

# 103. Bernard Gieske, US

first snow
the flake that lands
in my eye

# 104. Alan S. Bridges, US

first snow—
the silence in the dance
the rush to fall

# 105. Alegria Imperial, CA

first snow flakes
stuck on glass window, my breath
a tiny cloud

# 106. Alegria Imperial, CA

eyes of fright
sliding past the stop sign
first snow

# 107. Bernard Gieske, US

of red brick...
first snow

# 108. Alan S. Bridges, US

first snow
a dusting
tracks across the patio

# 109. Bernard Gieske, US

covered with first snow
under my boot marks—
gingko leaves

# 110. Alegria Imperial, CA

first snowflakes
mushy windshield
the day melts away

# 111. Bernard Gieske, US

first snow
in the willow grove—
the waiting begins

# 112. Alegria Imperial, CA

the walk way
mapped with footsteps
first snow

# 113. Bernard Gieske, US

first snow fall—
my scissor steps
to meet you

# 114. Alegria Imperial, CA

first snow
blowing the clouds
to pieces

# 1156. Bernard Gieske, US

first snow—
stray words weave in and out
of our whispers

# 116. Alegria Imperial, CA

first snow
the class
gets restless

# 117. Marleen Hulst, NL

the slanting lines, stabbing lines,
our locked hands

# 118. Alegria Imperial, CA

first snow
on  every playground
a snowman

# 119. Jacek Margolak, PL

first snow—
the chapel two hours darker
for vespers

# 120. Alegria Imperial, CA

an old busker
the first snow falls
inside his guitar

# 121. Jacek Margolak, PL

after the first snow
moon on inky blue sky
just hangs there

# 122. Alegria Imperial, CA

first snow
the laughter of my children
louder and lauder

# 123. Jacek Margolak, PL

first snow—
the child’s blurred image
clinging to the pane

# 124. Margaret Dornaus, US

first snowflakes—
the blind boy ask me
if I like sheep

# 125. Jacek Margolak, PL

the scent of apples
among her furs—
first snow

# 126. Alegria Imperial, CA

first snow—
my son's homework
still untouched

# 127. Jacek Margolak, PL

step by step
he marks his territory—
first snow

# 128. Margaret Dornaus, US

first snow
stumbling on the steps...
a farewell

# 129. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

first snow:
a child’s faceprint hanging
at the window

# 130. Margaret Dornaus, US

tilted sky—
a full moon shedding
the first snowflakes

# 131. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

swan feathers flurry—
this out-of-season blizzard
the first snow

# 132. Margaret Dornaus, US

the poodle's nose
stuck to the window pane:
first snow

# 133. Keith A. Simmonds, TT

one day only
turkey tracks made visible
by first snow

# 134. Margaret Dornaus, US

snowflakes melt—
mother whispers slowly
a fairy tale

# 135. Cristina-Monica Moldoveanu, RO

first snow—
wishing to harvest
with a warm touch

# 136. P. K. Padhy, IN

first snow—
the smell of scratchy woolens
clutching my throat

# 137. Margaret Dornaus, US

first snow—
Mussoorie hill top
closer to the sky

# 138. P. K. Padhy, IN

without a slip,
I pull my little sister
through first snow . . .

# 139. Margaret Dornaus, US

soft touch—
early morning snow
ice-age feeling

# 140. P. K. Padhy, IN

first snow . . .
the brush of mother's fingers
straightening my coat

# 141. Margaret Dornaus, US

The curved boughs.
A cypress flattened
by the snow.

# 142. Zlata Bogovic, CR

first snow...
the chipmunk makes a hole
to his hole

# 143. Alan S. Bridges, US

Evening in the park.
The snow fluttering upon
a couple in embrace.

# 144. Zlata Bogovic, CR

first snow
a stag leads his clan
between the aspen

# 145. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

Christmas time.
Over the pines
snowy ornaments.

# 146. Zlata Bogovic, CR

clearing a path
with the leaf blower...
first snow

# 147. Alan S. Bridges, US

Under the snow
through winter blue
a frozen road.

# 148. Zlata Bogovic, CR 

fresh scats on silver
determine last night’s
uninvited visitor

# 149. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

It's snowing!
The first snowflakes
disappear in the lake.

# 150. Zlata Bogovic, CR

speck of blood
by the woodpile
first snow

# 151. Alan S. Bridges, US

Morning at the park.
Old beggar shoveling
the snow from a bench.

# 152. Zlata Bogovic, CR

under the eaves
starlings and an old man
seek shelter

# 153. Barbara A. Taylor, AU

lights disappear
from the frozen puddle
—first snow

# 154. Jacek Margolak, PL

First snow
pulling my shadow

# 155. Maya Idriss, LB

first snowfall...
from the cloudy sky
myriads of starlets

# 156. Jacek Margolak, PL

November end
snows on the church dome—
already begun!

# 157. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

wiping frost
from the windshield
—first snow

# 158. Jacek Margolak, PL

like combed cotton;
very slight

# 159. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

first snow—
pheasants on the attic
forget their songs

# 160. Sunil Uniyal, IN

white draped road
seen from the window—
a shiver!

# 161. Aju Mukhopadhyay, IN

first snow—
last red apple
on the bare tree

# 162. Verica Zivkovic, SR

snowflakes screening
the same window landscape
the year ends

# 163. Sasa Vazic, SR
peppering down
salt trucks ready

# 164. Reason A. Poteet, US

the first snowfall—
I re-read in my study
her last letter

# 165. Sunil Uniyal, IN

first snow—
here and there
green grass

# 166. Verica Zivkovic, SR

drifting in this
virtual world lighter
first snow

# 167. Sasa Vazic, SR

broken window
the first snowflakes pausing
on a thick cobweb

# 168. Zeljka Vucinic Jambresic, CR

ghost town
crows peck at the snow
darkening the soil

# 169. Sasa Vazic, SR

dusk - under street lamps
the first snowflakes bumping
into each other

# 170. Zeljka Vucinic Jambresic, CR

park in the yard
driveway blocked
by snowmen

# 171. Reason A. Poteet, US

white board of the field—
tracks of horse's hoofs playing
in the first snow

# 172. Zeljka Vucinic Jambresic, CR

snowflakes gather
on the hillsides
sledders welcome

# 173. Reason A. Poteet, US

first snow
the fly in the tit's beak
wriggles it's feet

# 174. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

cov'ring unswept leaves
with a blanket of snow
ma nature cleans house

# 175. Reason A. Poteet, US

gallop has stopped—
a black horse drinks first snowflakes
from the lake's palm

# 176. Zeljka Vucinic Jambresic, CR

first snow
my sister’s voice calling
from the doorway

# 177. Gillena Cox, TT

the doorbell—
first snow enters first
then him

# 178. Zeljka Vucinic Jambresic, CR

first snow ...
the car engine

# 179. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

fresh coat of snow
on the hillside
kids bundle up

# 180. Reason A. Poteet, US

first snow
the fly in the tit's beak
wriggles it's feet

# 181. Bouwe Brouwer, NL

morning sky
showers of white wisps
first snow

# 182. Gillena Cox, TT

out of
the snowstorm—
a grey heron

# 183. Aubrie Cox, US

a feathery touch
first snow

# 184. Gillena Cox, TT

first snow—
the scarecrows put on
new clothes

# 185. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

feelings of delight
i never knew i possessed
first snow

# 186. Gillena Cox, TT

first snow—
I count once again
my mother’s grey hairs

# 187. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

first snow
hot chocolate now
the just closed door

# 188. Gillena Cox, TT

first snow—
suddenly she accepts
my proposal

# 189. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

first snow
best ever
vacation experience

# 190. Gillena Cox, TT

the little begger
stops cadging—

# 191. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

in my dream
writing ten haiku a day—
snowflakes swirl

# 192. Chen-ou Liu, CA

first snow—
my mother stares at
his wedding dress

# 193. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

snow deepening...
I've forgotten my Chinese

# 194. Chen-ou Liu, CA

first snow—
one more pall
for my pal

# 195. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

Christmas snow globe...
steam from the hotpot settles
on the window

# 196. Chen-ou Liu, CA

stealing for a moment
my heart-ache—
first snow

# 197. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

my old cat brings inside
some flakes

# 198. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

first snow—
my daughter licks
a few flakes

# 199. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

yesterday's newspaper
covered with the first snow
laundered sheets

# 200. John Daleiden

Plum trees loaded
with fresh snow—
deserted road in sunrise

# 201. Maria Tirenescu, RO

first snow
covering autumn leaves—
the cold deepens

# 202. John Daleiden, US

rying leaf
in the fresh snow—
sun among the clouds

# 203. Maria Tirenescu, RO

first snow
the children make
their own flakes

# 204. Melissa Allen, US

first snow
last year's still
in the freezer

# 205. Melissa Allen, US

Leaves falling
one by one from the branch—
the first snow

# 206. Maria Tirenescu, RO

the sheets on the line
look unwashed—
first snow

# 207. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

Isolated snowflakes
come from the cloudless sky—
day on the wane

# 208. Maria Tirenescu, RO

first snow
he keeps opening the freezer
to check

# 209. Melissa Allen, US

Clouded sky—
the first snowflakes falling
to the last quince

# 210. Maria Tirenescu, RO

little by little
the scarecrow bows its back—
first snow

# 211. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

Daybreak snowfall—
the cat playing with
a dry leaf

# 212. Maria Tirenescu, RO

waiting to go home
asleep on the airport floor—
first snow

# 213. John Daleiden, US

first snow
Christmas shoppers
in a flurry

# 214. Melissa Allen, US

first snow—
turning the poet's statues
into phantoms

# 215. Cezar-Floria-Ciobīcă, FR

a bright star
shines on the first snow—
New Year's Eve

# 216. John Daleiden, US


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