It was cold today in Tokyo; The Sky was low and grey, meguro river looked like dark green slime. I heard that the Hokuriku Area could have big snow tomorrow. In Tokyo we will have cold winter day again tomorrow. In Tokyo, we hardly ever have snow, just a few days in Jan and Feb. Yes, now it is the coldest season here. In the older days, there were no electricty, no cars, of course . So the winter season would seem colder than now, and Japan would be a sort of monotone world.
I like to read Haiku, I enjoy writing it too :-p, you do not need to care a lot about the rules. Just tell you what you see and your impressions. Anyway I will introduce some old Haiku, it is nice to read that people tried to find some beauty in cold the winter. I tried to translate them all, I hope you like them.
This haiku would say a small joy to find a color on a winter mountain. A sort of sigh of life.
All leaves die down
Only Bamboos looks so green
by Soseki Natsume
In winter morning, we can feel how warm Sunshine is.
A round little bird
at winter tree
enjoying winter morning Sunshine
by Kijyo Murakami
I like Buson Yosano, his haiku are relax, affectionate picturesque, and humorus.
A very dry tree in winter,
At the moment I ax the tree
a strong green aroma comes out
This site introduces many good Buson Haiku, here is another winter one, ha ha funny.
This cold winter night,
that old wooden-head buddha
would make a nice fire
This is the last one he made in his life.
Winter rain on moss
soundlessly recalls those
happy by gone days