Poem: "Jay in Winter" (Haiku)

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Jay in Winter
By: Eve Estelle

The jay's proud plumage
Stands out like a crystal brook
In glistening snow.

Author's note: This is another one that was written for my creative writing class (though I've since revised it a bit). It was my first attempt at writing a haiku, and it follows this basic structure:
  • Three lines of 5-7-5 syllables, for a total of 17 syllables.
  • Focuses on a specific moment in time.
    • Typically on the subject of nature or the seasons, and often referencing one of them.
  • Focuses on simplicity.
    • Simple words and simple moments. No rhyme.


  1. That was really good Eve! I used to write haikus when I was younger. Fun, no?

    1. Very! :) I love how short and to the point the haiku tends to be. It's a great form for those quick, simple observations, and nature always makes for a wonderful subject to write about! I see haikus around the blogosphere a lot - never tried it myself before this one, though. There will definitely be more! lol.

      Thank you, Lisa!!

  2. I really liked that! Thanks for sharing :)

    New GFC follower :) I love your blog, it's so pretty and clean <3

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Glad to hear it, Amy! :D Thank you so much for the follow, and for the kind words! I'll be stopping by to return the favor and check your own blog out as soon as I get the chance. Hope to see you around! <3


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