Slice of Life: Snow Day Haiku


Mary Lee Hahn‘s #haikuforhealing has become addictive, and Saturday’s snow scattered commonplace marvels everywhere.

tattered cobweb
now a crystal tapestry
transformed by winter’s kiss

a snowy thicket
strewn with breathing boulders:
deer hunker down

a mighty hunter,
sidelined by an icy gale,
dreams of chasing mice


 Thank you to StaceyDanaBetsyBeth, KathleenDeb, Melanie, and Lisa for creating this community and providing this space for teachers and others to share their stories each Tuesday. Be sure to visit Two Writing Teachers to read more Slice of Life posts. Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah, everyone!

13 thoughts on “Slice of Life: Snow Day Haiku

  1. I love this. I love the opening; such lovely words. They grabbed me right away. Also love the humorous twist at the end. Thank you for sharing something that will get me up and going. And I agree; you have a gift for haiku! Not an easy feat to pull off.


  2. I love seeing you capture this snowy moment in just a few words.
    I also love the added effect of the snowflakes falling down the page!!
    I need to learn how to make that trick happen!!
    Today in honor of Kathleen Tolan, I’m holding a debate today at school – Is The Giving Tree strong or weak? Wish you were at my school so you could come help. I’ll post pictures on twitter!
    Have a wonderful break!

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  3. Simply beautiful… I especially love your cobweb–crystal tapestry–winter’s kiss! It has such a fairy-tale ring. Enjoy winter!


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