A Haiku, The Cold

I let my dog outside this morning and stood on the porch looking over the frozen yard. The sun was poking through onto some parts of the yard melting the frozen dew. The melting happened so quick. I walked down my driveway and back to my porch, and it was gone. It was almost as if the frozen dew was not supposed to be there, and the sun chased it away.

So I wrote this haiku encapsulating the battle between winter and spring.

Morning dew frozen
Cold winds carry brisk breezes
The sun scalds the cold

Let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!

Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved

29 thoughts on “A Haiku, The Cold

      1. I will often run into my house to grab my camera for the rising sun and by the time I am back outside, colors have already changed. I should just have it with me each morning. There is an idea! πŸ€”

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      2. Yes! Good idea. Just bring it with you each morning. It’s frustrating when you see a beautiful sunrise or sunset and you snap a pic with a cellphone and it doesn’t do it justice; you immediately wish that you brought a real camera along. πŸ“Έ

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    1. A haiku typically sticks to subjects of nature, but more modern English haikus have ventured out of that genre. The haikus I write typically follow the 5-7-5 structure. When I say 5-7-5, I mean:
      5 syllables for the first line
      7 syllables for the second line
      5 syllables for the third line
      You can use whatever words you want to make up the syllable count for each line. The idea is to make every word powerful and meaningful in some way that ultimately describes your intended topic.
      If you need assistance with counting out the syllables, I believe there are syllable counters online. With a quick search on a keyword like β€œsyllable counter,” you should get good results. Hope this helps! All the best! 😁

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    1. It’s understandable! I did city live for years and recently moved back to a rural area. I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I got back to the country. The sounds, the animals, etc. 🐦πŸ₯πŸ¦‰πŸ„πŸ¦Œ

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      1. It can be quite challenging. I enjoy the challenge of creating an experience and story with each of them. I appreciate the kind words, Isaac. Thank you so much for reading and the support.


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