Warm Scarves, Bare Branches and a Burst of Ice Blue Sky: Haiku Homage to Winter Walks

Winter is a time to batten down the hatches and snuggle under a crocheted rug with a good book and a mug of something hot and delicious. There is nowhere better to be than cosied up at home on a bleak, gloomy winter afternoon.

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But I do love a brisk walk on those crystal bright winter days which Canberra does so well. Stomping off into the bracing blueness in a woolly coat and warm scarf with the frosty air on my face is joyfully invigorating and there is the added happiness of returning to my toasty kitchen and settling down with a cup of freshly brewed tea…

Here is my haiku homage to winter walks:

A charcoal sketch of

leafless branches inked against

a frost dazzled sky

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Ducks bob and float on

squiggles of winter colour

spilt in chilled water

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A moment of joy

as pale winter sun brushes

a water bird’s wings

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Swans march single file…

Ebony soldiers heading

towards the cold lake

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Tint of pink and white

Blossom dust and early buds

Spring waits patiently…

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Glazed water shimmers

under an awning of blue…

Ice perfect morning

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© Anita Patel, 2015

2 thoughts on “Warm Scarves, Bare Branches and a Burst of Ice Blue Sky: Haiku Homage to Winter Walks

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, Helen. I am enjoying scribbling these random thoughts and it so nice to know that people like you are bothering to read them. I really appreciate your interest. We must get together for a cuppa soon. xx

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