Winter – a Haiku by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting Poetics with an invitation to engage with the Japanese (derived for the Chinese) seventy-two seasons comprised of: Major season – Sekki; Minor Season within – Ko. See the link below for more info.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – One of Seventy-two Seasons

Photo: from

“Rain is the language of flowers”. Emily Dickinson

In this attempt Sekki is early winter as shown in soft droplets, and Ko is shown in how the snails respond in the arrival of moisture.


Soft droplets splatter
all rivers convergence
snails slowly swim up

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Filed under awareness, Haiku, life, nature, poem, quote

32 responses to “Winter – a Haiku by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ain

    Yes, a soft season…lovely quote, too…

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  2. Ever. So. Slowly. 😀
    Well done.

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  3. Exquisite! You take me there in just a few words.

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  4. I’m very taken with the notion (and poetry) of 72 seasons. I’m going to find out more.

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  5. A fascinating insight into the life of snails told through poetry.

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  6. marandarussell

    Beautiful little verse! I like snails 🙂

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  9. Charis Counselling

    I love this style


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