Distant Warmth? {Haiku}

Winter here is sometimes too cold. People fall sick, myself included, and more often than not, the season ends up filled with groans and complaints about how chilled it is. Sweaters can provide only so much warmth sometimes. But if you really look for it, warmth can be found just about anywhere I think. I find my warmth always to be close, and quite tempting too.

For Blaga’s Season Favorite Challenge – Winter ; for Haiku Heights‘s 53rd Week, where the thme is Poet’s Choice; and also for Sunday Scribblings, where the topic is Distant; accompanying image from Google Images search.


From mother’s kitchen
Aroma tempts; made with love
To warm frozen thoughts

Winter: why succumb
To its grasp; warmth not distant
If you truly search


Β© Leo 25/July/2011

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

46 thoughts on “Distant Warmth? {Haiku}

    • I don’t mind winters, but rainy season is the best I guess πŸ˜€ Thanks for liking the haiku, and the blog organization, Valli..

  1. yes only if we truly search!!(for rugs in the closet :P)
    awesome as ever Leo.
    the smell of hot pakoras from mommy’s kitchen is especially yummy for me πŸ™‚
    cant believe that im trolling on the net keeping a maths exam tmrw. πŸ˜›
    guess what? physics exam rocked today πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • See, I told you are attracted to Physics πŸ˜› Physics scientist of the future, that’s Kirti.

      Rugs and pakoras.. Winter can pass by fine if thats there daily, eh? πŸ˜‰ Glad you liked it. And good luck for Math today πŸ˜€

    • Hmm. I saw it in Reuters news, the heat wave… I don’t think I’d like it that hot, Mike though I do want to come to the US sometime..

  2. Hello Leo.
    Life is full of many things to give us warmth…some good, some not so…we don’t really need to look too far to find it.

    Nicely done, my friend!

    • No, not far at all, Andy. Not far at all πŸ™‚ Lots of warmth nearby in winter, as are icecreams for summer πŸ˜€

  3. You are such a talented writer.
    Any plans of bringing out a book?
    I am bored of books by young Indian authors that lack intellectual content!

    • I didn’t know mine had intellectual content, Enchanta πŸ™‚ but yeah, plans are there, and writing is going on. Lets see if I can get it done πŸ˜€

      • sorry for budging in but i agree with Enchanta. any book written by you (fiction or non-fiction) would be definitely better than the crap we get to read mostly.
        for eg- “i too had a love story” simply SUCKS. i mean i duont know how it could get that famous. i dont like love stories but i positively HATED that one. so depressing.
        your books could be world famous you know πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        • Oh you’re most welcome to budge in anywhere on the page, Kirti πŸ˜† No need for apologies. I’ll see about the book πŸ˜› Don’t think it’d be out anytime this year though πŸ™‚ World famous.. hehe.. that’s a wish! Cheers!

  4. Very lovely to read indeed.

    I am just discovering this form, and reading the entries in HH made me appreciate it more. Still have a lot of room to grow….

    • Oh it is a fun discovery, Heaven, and even those who write it regularly find it a discovery often. πŸ™‚ Cheers!

  5. We live in a place where it snows and at the peak of it, it’s easy to find yourself shivering,impatient, and cold. But there’s always Winter Solstice to celebrate. Myrrh and frankincense and a burn celebration brings so much warmth.

  6. Oh, Leo, if you want warmth – we can easily provide an abundance in Central TX … πŸ˜€

    Great winter Haiku … the photo is interesting as well … I see a pair of hands above the bowl, warming! Hmmm ….

    • Erm, no thank you πŸ™‚ I’m not that cold right now, and besides, mom’s cooking helps warm any cold here, Becca πŸ˜€ Glad you liked it, as did I of your imagination of the hands πŸ˜€

    • Mom’s cooking πŸ˜€ It varies. Maybe a hot pulao, or sweet corn soup, maybe even steaming rice with some dhals. Her dishes are delicious, and their aromas tempt always, MMT. πŸ˜‰

  7. This is delicious. I mean, beautiful. You get the idea. πŸ˜€ You have come up with the perfect image for a frozen winter – the season, the emotion – and the combat-the-cold trick. Too good!

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