SOLC 2014: March Haiku

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The month-long Slice of Life Challenge, hosted at Two Writing Teachers, is almost at the half-way point. Because this is a writing challenge, I’ve decided to share original poems for Poetry Friday during the month. What poetic form is better suited to capture Slices of Life than haiku?


Slices of life–

Pieces of hearts on the page.

Stories connect us.

The weather has been extreme in Connecticut this week. Early in the week, the temperature soared, the sky was bright blue, and spring filled the air.


Coming untucked,

the deep counterpane of snow

hides spring underneath.

But on Wednesday, the weather changed. Apparently, winter isn’t through with us, although we have had enough of him.


Icy rain, gusty wind,

tapping on the window pane.

Winter isn’t gone.

© Catherine Flynn, 2014

Thank you to Kara at Rogue Anthropologist for hosting the Poetry Friday Round Up. Stop by to see what other poets are thinking about today.

Also, thank you to StaceyTaraDanaBetsyAnna, and Beth for hosting the Slice of Life Challenge. Be sure to visit Two Writing Teachers to read more Slice of Life posts.

17 thoughts on “SOLC 2014: March Haiku

  1. Great haikus. I’m no good at writing them but I like your changing weather ones here. And I like the explanation that goes with them. Nicely done!


  2. Catherine,

    Awesome Haikus! I prefer the image of spring hiding underneath (still shuddering remembering May snow last year)! Your slices have such great variety that it’s a pleasure to “see” what you are writing each day!

    Thanks for sharing!


  3. I love this idea and the reminder to check in with Poetry Friday–such fun there. I like the untucked snow image and our heart pieces connecting. Happy Poetry Friday!


  4. Love the haikus–especially the coming untucked poem. I was feeling that way too till winter had another run this week. Today, two days later, I can see the untucking happening again. Just a little more to untuck! Thanks for these lovely images.


  5. Ohhh, I like the one about the pieces of hearts on the page! I don’t know how it was where you live but winter was CRASHING at my window on Wednesday. I want to be inspired to write poems about mud and crocuses, and sprigs of green grass…soon???? maybe?????? I’m always so inspired by your writing, Catherine!


  6. My favorite is the first. Pieces of heart on the page. Gotta steal that.

    Pieces of my heart
    torn in a mosaic of lines
    interlocking yours.


  7. Haiku has always been on of my favorite forms of poetry. I really enjoyed your second one. I am so ready for all of the snow to be gone from my yard.


  8. Beautifully done, Catherine. Lots of haikus shared today! I love the “coming untucked”. Don’t know if it’s a good thing, but your description certainly is correct. We had a good recent few days, & now snow again tomorrow!


  9. I am Connecticut too! I feel that we are on the brink….winter can not hold us. Don’t you think? Your poem about the counterpane untucked captures it deliciously! Let it flap, I say!!!


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