Winter Dreams in Color #haiku #holiday #poem

This week I love to challenge you all a bit more to write a short chained poem with a maximum of eight stanza following the classical rules (5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7; 5-7-5; 7-7) and your last stanza (classically called “ageku”) has to close the chain by associating on the first stanza. Of course you don’t need to use the classical syllables count, but that’s up to you.
Not an easy task I think, but therefore I give you all 24 hours instead of 18 hours … So you have to write a chained poem (Renga) of maximum eight (8) stanza inspired on the image and the prompt WINTER WONDERLAND within 24 hours.


My eyes open

crystals lace eyelashes

the world is white

I fold back winter’s blanket

I am warmed by the sight


Reaching in a dream

entranced by small set of prints

walking on sugar

ballerina takes my hand

I am dressed like a swan


Effortless we sail

glassy waters before us

I drop a feather

red beauty falls to earth

contrast against my white world


Light is the breeze

feather and red petal dance

nature’s pas de deux

my eyes flutter closed

echos long a wonderland song


The Red Ballet Shoes are from Deviant Art

Today’s prompt from Kristjaan at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is a complicated but fun one for the season.

I also celebrate this my 1700th post at Word Press!!!







8 thoughts on “Winter Dreams in Color #haiku #holiday #poem

    1. It’s really just meant to be the type dream a child might have after seeing the Nutcracker so here’s simpler –

      Closing my eyes
      I awaken to frozen dream
      Nutcracker ballet
      My partner in red costume
      I’ve never danced before

      smiles for your day Ranu!!!


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