Today is also ending--
at the bottom of the snowstorm
the gigantic sun


missing icicle

the loss easy to bear

for the hope of spring
nuclear winter
of discontent
my stick snaps
in today's email-
good friend ends his autumn
and finally rests
more daylight
less sleep --
half moon in the balance
I hear an owl
ice running down the roof
like mice

* * *

kuulen pöllön
jäät juoksevat katolta
kuin hiiret
packing for a move-
broken Christmas trinkets
fill a trash can
small hills of grit
along the pathway
men are sweeping
dust we are
to dust we shall return
Lenten's lesson
winter goes away
crows enlightens about it
on the trees
spring wind
twisted together snowflakes
direct to the summer
The spring sun
Sparrows rejoice
On dung of horses
first sun of March -
in an email coming from South
almond trees in blossom


premier soleil de mars -
dans un mail venu du Sud
les amandiers en fleur
fear of attachment
I watch my wife cross the road
behind cold windows
sodium light
wounded by cold air
in the alley
between the estate agent
and the betting shop
icy winter day
refusing his brown hand
she slips again

World Haiku Review
January 2011


meager icing
on a cake, the snow,
once more
..Copyright 2011 Spiros Zafiris
..channeled; spirit Ram
it hurts
to think about the break up
i'm feeding the koi

berfikir tentang perpisahan
aku memberi makan koi
morning commute
mounds of dirty snow
on the shaded lawn
like a fairytale hero
through snowflakes
first spring wind
a vee of geese
sunlight flashing on wings
sparrow chorus