Frostbitten – Tanka



Sharp icicle teeth

Bite and tear at fragile blooms,

Death stalks the garden.

Plants succumb to icy barbs

As frozen petals harden.


Glist’ning ‘neath the frost,

Dressed in glittered finery,

Flowers splendid still;

For all the death Winter brings,

Beauty reigns despite the chill.


Emma H, age 26, 14/11/2017

Cracks – A Haiku

Your harsh, heavy words

Spread cracks in our foundations;

Skating on thin ice.

Emma H, age 26, 06/11/2017


Written for Haiku Horizons’ prompt Week 193: “Ice”.