Here are some winter haiku from Japan, paired with illustrations from around the world.
Most of these haiku came from the website Japan Powered. Please click here to read more Winter Haiku.
A traditional haiku has 17 syllables written in 3 lines (5/7/5) often using images from nature. I hope these poems will inspire you to write a winter haiku of your own. If so, please send it in to the comment section! Or send a haiku that someone else wrote that you like.
Here is my attempt.
Black branches scribble
Crooked words on chalky sky –
Twigs snap the cold spell
And here is a winter haiku I saw on a friend’s tee shirt.
Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense