Haiku Poem

shorter and darker days
only snow filled clouds
so miserable


たんじつ や きたぐに おおう ゆき の くも

In Michigan toward the middle of fall the days start to get noticeably shorter and of course colder. It seems that around 4:00 in the afternoon that it starts to get dark and colder as the sun sets earlier. When looking up at the sky there are almost always big black clouds that look like they are full of snow. At that point I realize that winter is coming and I am very, very sad. I hate to be cold and the winters in Michigan are so long. I realize that from late October to May it will be very cold. Even when there are days of suddenly warm weather they are hard to enjoy because I know that the cold weather will soon be back.


– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko

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