This is the perfect time to write haiku--the wonders of the natural world are astounding. Just look at the fabulous ice show on display. Despite what you may have learned in elementary school, English language haiku does not have to conform to the
5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables in three lines format. Basically, haiku is one-breath poetry. Usually you can recite a haiku in one breath and it is 17 syllables or less! If you haven't read haiku, I would highly recommend it!
If you'd like to explore haiku, here are some books to look for at the library:
Cool Melons--Turn to Frogs!: The Life and Poems of Issa by Matthew Golub [J 808 GOL].
The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson and Issa [895.6 ESS].
The Haiku Anthology: Haiku and Senryu in English [808 HAI].
The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World by William J. Higginson [895.6 HIG].