Drops of rain turn to
soft flurries of flakes, water
in and out of zero.

Copyright © Quirina Roode-Gutzmer 2012. All rights reserved.


16 thoughts on “Zero

  1. I like this very much, Quirina! Your last line plucks the rest of your haiku out of time and gives it depth under your precise water description. Beautiful!

    • Thank you, Ben. I managed to stick to the original (traditional) structure of a haiku poem, where two juxtaposed ideas were presented with a definite break in the poem (which I achieved with the comma and the word ‘water’ which unites rain and snow). The zero literally refers to degrees Celsius, where water freezes and thaws, but it is the figurative meaning of ‘zero’, which I intended to illuminate, of course. Poetry. 🙂

  2. That is truly neat / a haiku for the season / perfectly in tune – there’s something special, much deeper than the number of syllables in a well written haiku. For me, this is perfect, Q.

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