Oh Baby, it’s cold outside!

grumble in winter

gelid breath answers to none

snow cloaks in silence

#Haikai Challenge #177 (2/6/21): Still Cold (yokan)/New Year (Shinnen) / #178: Mardi Gras/Ash Wednesday (2/13/21) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

This week’s prompt is to write our favorite haikai poem (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) alluding to either:

  • Still Cold (yokan)/New Year (Shinnen)
  • Mardi Gras/Ash Wednesday


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26 responses to “Oh Baby, it’s cold outside!

  1. Love this poem Eugenia

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  2. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:

    #Haiku Happenings #2: Eugenia’s latest haiku for my current #Haikai Challenge!

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  3. What a great word, “gelid” is. I love when the snow falls and it blankets the earth. It’s a quiet like no other. Well done. ❤

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  4. It’s hard to keep toes and fingers warm in this stuff. I admit to be one of the grumblers.

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  5. Oh… and more is instore for our area tonight!
    This winter is living up to being a ‘true’ winter.
    Most of ours are mild.

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  6. Yes yes. Just how I feel. Yet spoken and written so much more perfectly.

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  7. Nice one Eugenia, love “gelid breath”… learned a new word today🙂


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  8. Pingback: #Haikai Challenge #179-181 (2/20, 2/27/, 3/6): Spring Trinity #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – Frank J. Tassone

  9. Wonderful warming words, Eugenia. Just what’s needed on a chilly winter day!

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