Winter Creeps Up Unawares – a Poem and Haiku
An icy chill is in the air,
Someone stole the Sun!
Just days ago I was outside
Engaged in outdoor fun.
But, Winter creeps up unawares,
Jack Frost’s a sneaky thief.
He stashed the Sun inside his pouch
To give the Earth some grief.
Though, Winter has its place as well,
A beauty all its own.
The World is clothed in purity
Like a snow-white wedding gown.
Some plants need frost to germinate
And winter seeds are sown,
Lakes and ponds have frozen o’er,
And chilling winds have blown.
We all have favourite seasons
Like Summer, Spring, and Fall,
But unlike many other folks
I like Winter best of all.
A Collection of Winter Haiku
I welcome Winter
It makes the world seem clearer
Colours bleached away.
Trees are bare of leaves
Some countries are clothed in white
Seasons come and go
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Here, it’s Winter’s turn.
Give me Winter, please
I hate the heat of Summer
I like to snuggle.
Life moves more slowly
People like to stay indoors
Winter is peaceful.
by John Hansen © 2018
After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.
I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.
I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.
It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.
I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.