Trinity is blessed with a very talented group of poets in Professor Eleanore Lambert’s English 150 Class! With Professor Lambert’s careful guidance, these students took advantage of all the snowstorms this winter to create some beautiful haiku, and they have given me permission to share it with all readers of this blog. Enjoy!
Cotton dreams so cold
Cover the street.
Not all the glam
in the world could compare
to those diamonds that fall
When I was younger, I hoped for you
Now you make my days difficult
Oh! How our minds change like the seasons
Kids outside playing in the field
Full of snow angels and snow men
but so cold when it hits the grass and the ground.
Flakes spinning circles,
Turning against the moonlight.
All day it’s snowing
A gentle, beautiful snow.
Where is the shovel?
You’re white, fluffy, and stick to the ground
Please don’t come again
The snow has arrived!
Running, acting as if I were five
We are under attack
When will you be over!
No more childish longings and anxious arrivals.
Then there was spring.
Waiting on you spring
She falls from heaven covering the land
Like a blanket
Yet she is cold blooded
I’m a rat
trying to get far away
and out of this snow
At night the moon’s too bright
Huge flurries blowing fast, face gets tight
Sunrise in freezing air
Snow is falling,
as it dances around me,
gently covering the pavement
Beautiful white flakes fall from the sky,
Footprints on a slushy pavement.
sparkling in the light—
waiting for rebirth
Snow makes everything white,
Pretty as lilies and the valleys
Is a chilly enjoyment
Awaiting Spring Time
White flakes falling on an opaque day,
Yet kids are ready to run away.
Freezing hands, cars rolling past;
waiting for the next day to look
5:26 at night
ground all covered in white,
sitting by the fire with a blanket held tight.
Winter bliss has fallen;
Rock salt, windy snow—curved around their own shadow;
Mountain top jewels.
Everything white and pearl—
The earth turned into a new world.
Snow covers the window,
But inside the love warms my heart;
Thank you Mother Nature.