Cold Snap – A Haiku


Razor-toothed breeze bites,

Stings skin ‘neath knitted armour;

Protection futile.

Emma H, age 26, 30/11/2017


Wintry haiku for Haiku Horizons’ prompt week 196: “breeze”.



Tuesday November Morning


The sun like molten metal

Breaching the


Golden swathes through

Hovering river mists and

Mesmerising glitters

On fresh frost.

Subtle pastel shades

In rainbow hues

Daubed on a

Crystalline sky.

All is crispness and clarity

And coldness

Borne by fatigued eyes

And sharp breaths.

Winter is not just bearable;

It is beautiful.


Emma Hyde, age 25, 29/11/2016