Friday, April 11, 2008

April morning snowstorm haiku

"thirty-six degrees,"
the silver column shivers
like my pinking neck

wafting from the sky,
birds and flakes nearing feeders
jostle for position

fragrant breakfast tea
cozy in my idling car
steams up the windshield

gray-faced commuters
dodge and weave through slushy lanes
with colorless protest


HarpTonya said...

Criminy - MORE snow?
I've had enough of this stuff.
Let's move to Cancun.

Choralgirl said...


EXCELLENT addition!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it's spelled "crimony"? From sonnet to haiku...aaahhh.

Choralgirl said...

Genie? Mary?

HarpTonya said...

Apparently both spellings are correct, and in the research thereof I learned that I should be more careful with my vocabulary selection - silly me to think that it was simply an old-fashioned interjection:

criminy - Alternative spelling: crimony

Interjection: criminy

Definition: Curse word of the 1600’s meaning Christ.

Mea culpa - it was never my intention to use the Lord's name in vain.


Ack Ack Ack - MORE snow?
I've had enough of this stuff.
See you at the beach.

Choralgirl said...

Huh. Who knew? :-)

HarpTonya said...

Apparently Mr or Ms Anonymous knew - but won't admit to it.

Guess I'll have to spell-check my postings next time.....