Winter Roads Haiku


Winter Roads Haiku


Stand in falling snow

wet heavy flakes that will stick

while drinking beer


Navigate ice paths

watershed of tire ruts

solid groove in ice


Over rocky slope

where many cars slide and bump

there is no silence


There is no life here

a slippery awkward land

nearby steam and smoke


No flutter of warmth

mountain groove like miner’s hand

sip some beer again


Polished shiny bulbs

putting chains on in flurry

all before dawn


Polished hubcaps gleam

mad dance spinning and laughing

gaining some traction


Engine flutters warm

ashes ashes we fall down

on Kingsbury Grade



Old log roads nearby

there is only this frozen

“thirty miles of dust”


Finding frozen pond

nowhere in snow to take nap

leave our minds to wind


Hard callous winter

on the frozen sky and stone

our weather worn love



design found within the frost

winter seduction


Tree roots remain still

underneath the hard blue soil

everything frozen


No coyote seen

squirrel is in hibernation

only people move


Slowly on the ice

more of a careful shuffle

more push than a pull


This frozen liquid

can breed a fast reaction

then stand back grinning



From tree ice tooth glow

eyebrows solid with fresh snow

dance on the frozen


On this cold hard floor

beautiful walls made of white

no birds to be seen


Abundant love here

under the layers of Frost

near sting in fingers


Frost on the fence tops

reflects on the neighborhood

my snowy neighbor


Six in the morning

near excavation gravel

snow drifts to the sky


Scene a turquoise blue

light ice crystals on a breeze

float free around trees


Snow up on the hills

mostly ice in the valley

silent as feather


Water turns to ice

upon wrinkled granite slab

intricate crystal


Mountain crumbling

as white as this winter breath

snowfields are melting


While drinking a beer

tiny ledges of frozen

flower underfoot


Solid groove in ice

this blue pandemonium

this slippery path


cracks on the highway

where many cars slide and bump

nearby steam and smoke


A repetition

find stability in glide

keep oneself standing


Polished hub caps gleam

with a rising shadow sun

gaining some traction


Engine flutters warm

putting chains on in a flurry

more push than a pull


Hard callous winter

underneath the hard blue soil



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My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on “Winter Roads Haiku

  • January 13, 2022 at 4:42 AM

    Like the imagery, Jamie. I love the snow and ice but hate driving on it. We don’t have much here but it’s great when freshly fallen under a sunny sky.
    Happy New Year!

  • January 17, 2022 at 3:14 PM

    Happy New Years Ann! It is good to hear from you. I noticed your new poems and I am heading there to read now. I am excited about your interest in sharing on TCE. Jamie

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