Yearning

Snowdrops and crocuses

crop up from the frozen ground

in a rush for spring.

Winter Storm Omens

Sweeping winds by day,

rain in torrent through the night,

milky rime at dawn.

Frosty Peril

Cold wave settles in –

freezing rain lingers in the air

under hazy skies.

Winter Fever

Warm wind from the west

brings a breath of fresh air.

Raindrops are flying around.

Slumber

Birdless, noiseless day.

Gloomy colours fade away.

Nightfall starts at noon.