A Year’s Worth of Haikus

A light-hearted read for the weekend: haikus for every season, and a good excuse to upload some favourite pictures.

January

Perfect crunch on ice

Spiked boots and burning muscle

Welcome warmth of soup

February

Where are friendships now?

The chalet sighs for Christmas

Lights buried in snow

March

How much hope, what joy,

When stubborn hardy rootling

Gushes forth from sod!

April

Long before the fall

The camellia’s head hung low

Blushing memory

May

Scented white lilac –

However brief its glory

There is no contest

June

No cherries this year.

I wonder if this season

Will greet me again.

July

So much life and hope

Drinks and laughter lighten

On long summer days

August

Annual body roast.

Not a second on the beach

To savour salt air.

September

Back! Back! They twitter.

Settling nicely in the groove,

Keeping tan well creamed.

October

Demented squash shapes

Stretch out arms imploring, catch

Chill hush in the air.

November

So it closes in:

Each year a little harder

To bear the long-streaked rain.

December

Not naughty, not nice –

Can it be time already

To freeze our desires?