winter morning--
remains of a candle inside
the snowball lantern

—Jörgen Johansson

©JJ 2003

Born and bred in the Northern hemisphere, aka Sweden, a favourite pastime among myself and other kids, during winter, was to build those small, oval shaped lanterns, made out of snowballs, and when 5-10 of ´em where glowing in the dark, it was MAGICAL; as they where never airtight, the light shone thru, and created this "light-show"

About the author: My name is JÖRGEN JOHANSSON, living in Lidköping, Sweden, and I'm a member of the on-line CHERRY POETRY CLUB. I wrote my first haiku in April, 2001, and started, of course, to write in my native language, publishing a couple of haiku "pamphlets" on my own RIVER MAN publ. co. In March of 2003 I wrote my first haiku in English, and haven't looked back since; i now write DIRECTLY into English.

Responses to the haiku for 14 January 2004 by Jörgen Johansson

    2004-01-14 02:28:00

    Hello Jorgen

    I love the idea of the candle lantern. If only we had enough snow to make them!

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-01-14 06:45:09

    a kiss
    her heartbeats * * *
    cold rain falls on the windshield
    dance of the greenery
    bedroom window outline ...
    it's to rain all night
    warm whispers ~
    in the store room
    not for the last time

    David Wood
    2004-01-14 09:30:02

    Enjoyed! I like the idea and would try to amuse my grandaughter but have difficulty picturing the shape. Is it actually standard latern shape?
    Cleveland, Ohio 5 inches snow forecast for this morning. I'll make something anyway.

    Denise Baker
    2004-01-14 13:00:26

    Beautiful, Jorgen!! I'm so proud of you!!
    Denise Baker
    Austin TX

    H. Gene Murtha (Genemurt at cs dot com)
    2004-01-14 13:19:50

    enjoyed JJ, don't know if R.W. passed along a note
    to you, but I enjoyed your poem in THN vol.5 #11,
    keep scribbling.



    Marjo in San Francisco (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2004-01-14 19:59:16

    ski caps on heads
    bodies immersed in
    102 degree hot tub

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2004-01-15 01:37:04

    i love your haiku, congratulations -from john.
    mine to complement yours;

    the spa entrance
    always lonely

    2004-01-28 17:07:27

    winter boardwalk
    a patch of ice reflects the sun

    Vasile Moldovan
    2004-05-05 06:05:09

    The lit courtyard-
    in a hand of the snowman
    a small shaped lantern

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-08-02 19:59:09

    winter dawn ...
    summer reminiscence
    held during the night


    ed markowski
    2004-08-28 12:24:21

    very, very nice! a compliment below
    from soon to be snowy michigan.

    winter evening...
    fresh fallen snow
    lightens the sky

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-01-08 18:26:06

    wintry midnight -
    upright shadow
    walks the hallway