“first snow”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1797 – New Beginnings . . . First Snow

“Today’s prompt is “First Snow”, it’s a classical kigo for Winter and that means you have to try to create a classical haiku or tanka following the rules as I think you all will know.”

The first snow
That the young Hijiri-monk has
The color of the wooden box.

© Basho

Another one by Basho:

The first snow,
When is the pillar set up
For the Great Buddha?

snow’s falling!
I see it through a hole
in the shutter…

© Shiki

a cold moonlit night
just the sound of fresh fallen snow –
wandering over the moors

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

path vanishes
children wake to Winter’s first snow
no way to get to school

©  Sara McNulty

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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