Her hair danced in the breeze as a dusting of chilly winter morning settled on her shoulders. Her frigid voice sounded like the arctic gale that caressed her ankles, seeping into her pale, opalescent skin. Her eyes glanced over at him as he stood before his beloved ocean. She longed to graze the waves with her frosted fingertips to silence the murmuring tide.

He remained silent, aware that her frosty embrace always subdued his most verdant creations. She inhaled the silence as a torrent snow-punctured breeze enveloped her. Her slow footsteps matted down the sand with a thin crust of snow.

She lifted her eyes to meet his that sparkled like emeralds . They were always her undoing. Her once algid heart now began to thaw; a ominous spell wove its way through the most wintry of creatures.

unrequited love
frigid heart beats for him
amity for now


Written for MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie.
Today we were asked to write a haibun about winter.


6 thoughts on “Amity

  1. I love this.
    It reminds me of the Rosemary Clooney song from White Christmas
    “Love, you didn’t do right by me
    You planned a romance that just hadn’t a chance
    And I’m through

    My one love affair didn’t get anywhere from the start
    To send me a Joe who had winter and snow in his heart
    Wasn’t smart”

    Excellent Haibun and Haiku


  2. I thought this was an excellent haibun Anja, the sense of cold and attraction was very strong. Though not knowing a cold such you describe does make me shiver as I sit here in my warm summer.


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