Grey skies got you feeling blue? Does it seem there’s not much more to Winter in CNY than the grey skies that tend to dominate our wintry landscape? Well, our frequent haiku contributors have offered up some colorful images that may cheer you up.
Take, for instance, this joyful haiku by Michele Reed (Oswego, 2002):
Red scarf, blue mittens A blur of color through snow– Clinton Square skaters
Or, Ellen Wheeler’s (Fayetteville, 2015) mirthful haiku:
Evergreens wearing their coats of wintery white– time for snow angels!
If the site of blackened roadside snowbanks distresses you, look in the radiant direction of Joan Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu’s (Syracuse, 2006) haiku:
Chunks of ice melting in the cold silver-blue lake Snow lilies floating
Or, look up, and you might see this glowing image as written in a haiku by Jay Cox (Pompey, 2005):
Icicles glitter and clouds shadow now-cloaked hills in a full moon’s light
There is so much to see in white, falling snow, too. Take this beautifully vivid haiku by Laura Ferrel (Skaneateles, 2014):
Snow spins through streetlights, delicate silver threads of downtown’s winter cloak.
Besides white, of course, David Hitchcock’s (Fayetteville 2008) haiku reminds us of another familiar color we’ll find on a snowy day:
In the Salt City a yellow snow plow sows salt as our town grows cold
Our featured image, part of the 2013 Syracuse Poster Project collection, is a vibrant and rich reminder of all the color that can be found on a dreary Winter’s day. Illustrated by former Syracuse University Illustration student, Carolyn Glavin and poet, Janice Scully, this haiku poster is certain to cheer.
masked bandit on a snowy
limb–all can see you!
Go find some color!