Category: Seasons

Haikus! continued…

THIRTEENNow the maple leafsRecovered from days of galesBlowing red buds off FOURTEENRain in a dry spellRemembering the low pondsIs worth a gray day FIFTEENIf I had a catI would give him hearth and milkAnd I have. I do. SIXTEENPoetry can sayWithout saying, or sayingElsewise than you thought SEVENTEENDeer ate red tulips.Do they taste like strawberries?Yellow ones remain EIGHTEENFeathery greeningSlowly, across…

More (Haiku) Snatches

TEN Too-early bulb shoots Above ground in barely March Might by May frost die.   ELEVEN Woodpecker scoots up Tree trunk eating bugs missed when Nuthatch scooted down.   TWELVE First purple crocus, Green iris shoots, daffodil, Easter joy enhanced.  

Snatches

Snatches—better known as haiku. SIX In these new March windsI wax poetic and meltAll over the ground. SEVEN Little birds retortTo my doubt that Spring will come–“Yes it will! It will!” EIGHT Last Fall’s dry oak leavesSuddenly swept up by gusts–Making Spring whirlwinds NINE Three phases mark Spring:Meteorological,Equinox, and flowers.

Haiku

As the poems I have to offer you today are brief, I am thinking of this as a brief , and I hope welcome, visit. –Brief, to reflect the brevity of haiku. Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry. Traditionally there are three lines, in the format of first 5 syllables, then 7, then 5 again, usually employing nature imagery.…

Gentle Grace

Gentle Grace I told God I wished I’d see The Christmas lights all year, A silly thing, I know. God glittered sun on snow.   I confessed I missed Advent’s Anticipation, now fulfilled –I felt a bit forlorn. The Word smiled, I’m not done.   I prayed God that I’d keep hope Though sometimes hours are weary— I worried I…

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