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February 2024 - Year 26 - Issue 1

ISSN 1755-9715

Winter Haikus

Alan Maley has been involved with training teachers of TESOL/TEFL for 50 years.  He has published widely.  He was co-founder of The C Group (Creativity for Change in Language Education).  He is a regular contributor to  HLT Mag. Email:


castor sugar snow

sprinkled on dead oak leaves -

just out of sun's reach ...


pink cherry blossom,

precocious in January -

now fretted with snow ...


I wake to scraping

as neighbours clear their windscreens –

me, warm in my bed …


winter awakenings:

as a child, I wondered at

frost flowers on windows …


January blackthorns,

white seed pearls bud the branches –

two months premature …


frozen filigree

fringes the lake - floods subside

and frost takes over ...

Tagged  Poems