Haiku of the Week December 2022

Calm, drier days, more “normal”…

Sun flits like robins,
low, through bare silver hazels.
Gold leaves cartwheel past.



The redwings are back, just passing through…

Holly de-berried:
hungry red-wing hordes arrive
like Christmas shoppers.



After a hard week, respite…

Suddenly unclenched,
that icy grip of Winter.
The woods breathe again.



Icy weather, coldest for years…

Tremulous pale sky,
low sun strobes through bare branches.
Birds skim diamond grass.



Traveller’s Joy (Clematis Vitalba) growing on the hedges, very seasonal…

Bearding bare hedges,
wreathing, smoke-like, through branches:
natural tinsel.