Haiku Friday

Haiku Friday

Written on Thursday, for my Friday Haiku inspiration:

Today a very cold rain is falling. It’s about 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and we’re hoping for snow, for winter play’s sake, and snow days off from school. As I take the girls to school in the dark morning hours, we say to one another, “This would be a perfect day to stay home, all cozy in jammies, with a steaming mug of cocoa and a good book to read.”

We know, though, that today we will work. The girls will go to class, do their studying. I will go to school, too, to help students with their math questions.

When we all get home, after the day’s duties are fulfilled, our time together will be all the sweeter. Rest after toil.

These wee cogitations are the inspiration for my Haikus today:


Wipers on “fast”; can’t keep up.

Cold enough to snow

Such a dark morning.

We’re sleepy; want a snow day,

Cocoa and a book

Keep driving to school.

Work comes now, but later . . . Play!


For more Haiku, visit Jennifer over at Playgroups are No Place for Children and Christina at A Mommy Story.

12 Responses to “Haiku Friday”

  1. I love it, Joyce! Such great imagery!

  2. Joyce says:

    Thanks, Mishelle. Isn’t Haiku fun? (Kind of addictive, too?)

  3. melissa says:

    that was wonderful!!! thanks for sharing!
    have an awesome and relaxing weekend!

  4. Sounds like you will get a great fire going and some cocoa before you know it. Sounds very comfy cozy.

  5. Jenni says:

    No fair, I want snow!

    Your words paint pictures.

  6. Bren says:

    Cocoa and a book sound wonderful…even though we have no snow!

  7. Kathryn says:

    I love it! Great haiku!

  8. Toni says:

    No snow here: just lots and lots of rain. And scary (for kids) storms. I’d like some cocoa anyway, though.

  9. Mmmmm cocoa on a snow day. 🙂

  10. janet says:


    no snow here either, but the cocoa and a book? that sounds wonderful.

  11. Joyce says:

    Thank you all so much for your comments. We haven’t gotten our snow day yet, but we’re doing board games, card games, reading our books, drinking our cocoa, in the cozy house, etc. WISH YOU WERE HERE!

  12. Laura says:

    Do you think these get easier as you do them?

    Nice 🙂